>Washing machine is RIP

>Washing machine is RIP
Can't repair it since it was designed to not be repaired. The bearings are a part of the drum, so the fricking drum needs swapping out too, parts are basically the cost of a new machine. Absolute bullshit.

Got me thinking though, a washing machine squirts water and spins shit. Can't be that complicated can it?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Generally those bearings may be hard to remove but they can be. You might need a special tool. Most of the parts and tools are cheap on ebay.

    You aren't going to find some open source project for a washing machine. Just buy another one. Or go buy a mini one.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >open source washing machine
      that sound pretty based

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly It would be really fricking awesome to have shit like that. Open source washing machine, dryer, car, modem, etc.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Open source model is just a computer with openwrt on it.
          Someone design an opensource dishwasher.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You aren't going to find some open source project for a washing machine
      Where do you think you are!?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If the bearing was installed it can be replaced
    Think outside the box

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I recently had to replace our washing machine. Ended up buying a Speed Queen. We'll see how long it lasts and whether I can fix it when it fails haha

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've got a 20 year old whirlpool top loader.
      Just had to replace the counterbalance spring for the drum this week. While I was at it I swapped out the water inlet valve.
      The only other maintenance I've done on it is I replaced the plastic dog teeth for the central agitator a couple years ago.
      I love old school washers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Ended up buying a Speed Queen.
      Speed Queen commercial washers are designed to last forever and parts are readily available.
      The homeowner line is almost as good.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Idler pulley on my riding mower is 42.00 new.
    Its two piece, riveted togerher. I ground the rivets and replaced the bearing for 4.00. Bolted the halves back together. Little hint if you buy cheap bearings, pop out the seal on the side with a dental pick and grease them. Snap the seal back. Often they have no grease

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    model number? you might just be moronic, I can check

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I pounded some out. Never bashed anything so hard with a sledge hammer.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hub bearings are a pain to get to, but if you don't mind taking apart most of the appliance, you can typically pull the bearing out with a slide hammer or the good ole white bread + dowel trick.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Since this thread is full of giant brains, how do new washers know when the water level is adequate. Old designs used a pressure sensor and always filled to the same level. My new efficient one covers the things to be washed and then stops; it takes a while to do this, and the water turns on and off a few times.

    My theory is that it measures the current required to move the basket back and forth, and once the water "floats" the stuff enough it takes less current to stop and start the motor. It has the impeller like pic-related.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It might just be monitoring how fast the water level is increasing. Since the clothing occupies a portion of the drum volume, when the water level reaches the top of the clothing, the water level will rise at a slower rate.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But that requires a water level sensor that can measure it at any level. Not likely.

        they use the weight of the load to determine water level. that's why the click and shimmy back and forth before the water starts, trying to distribute the laundry evenly to get a better scale

        This is a possibility, but maybe not. A load of sheets loosely packed vs. three long denim pants. Maybe I should test your theory by washing a few bricks at least through the fill-up cycle.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they use the weight of the load to determine water level. that's why the click and shimmy back and forth before the water starts, trying to distribute the laundry evenly to get a better scale

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It uses a float with a piece of metal inside of it.
      There is a coil outside of the water container.
      When the float rises, it changes the impedance of the coil which causes the oscillator frequency to go down… by measuring this frequency it can know pretty much exactly how much water is in there.
      Mine even tells me if it’s not rising or draining fast enough.

      https://i.imgur.com/aSqxV5s.jpg

      >You aren't going to find some open source project for a washing machine
      Where do you think you are!?

      This is brilliant, I have to manually operate my dishwasher (whirlpool) because the sequence is so moronic, it opens the soap 90% through the cycle.
      Obviously, they fricked with it for those pellets, but there’s still soap granules left either way.
      There was like 1000 complaints about it on Amazon. The spray strength of new dishwashers is absolutely criminal… some guy put a go pro in a new bosh to see it, and it’s amazing it even kinda sora works at all it’s so anemic.

      Also, I’d like to set up some wobble sensors on my spin cycle, so it doesn’t walk across the floor and rip out of it’s hoses again. LG spin sense is disabled everywhere for some reason.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >When the float rises

        NIce. But how does it know if there is 3 inches of clothes in there or 23 inches? It fills until the clothes are covered and it stops. Note that I don't have an issue, I'm just curious as to how it senses the amount of things in the washer. Your comment might be how it measures the water level, but how does it determine the correct water level.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >NIce. But how does it know if there is 3 inches of clothes in there or 23 inches? It fills until the clothes are covered and it stops. Note that I don't have an issue, I'm just curious as to how it senses the amount of things in the washer. Your comment might be how it measures the water level, but how does it determine the correct water level.

          Why do you think everything is connected to the internet today? They have some pajeet sitting there in a cubicle farm watching a livestream webcam feed of your washing machine so that they can stop the water from rising once it gets over the top of the clothes...

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Haha, yeah, there were a few israeli security companies doing “Face ID” where I’m absolutely sure they has some guy comparing you face on camera to the ones you registered.

            Mine shuffles the clothes back and forth to determine if there is enough water. It senses the current fed to the direct drive motor when the clothes are lifted out of the water (they are heavier) by the vanes in the drum.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Picrel

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The clothes absorb water and sink to the bottom, displacing the volume until the float switch is closed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The spray strength of new dishwashers is absolutely criminal… some guy put a go pro in a new bosh to see it, and it’s amazing it even kinda sora works at all it’s so anemic.

        This guy put a window in his:

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just buy a sucking speed queen

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >sucking speed queen
      Pretty sure that's just called a "wife".

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Top loaders are generally better. Modern washers are just something you have to throw out now, all the manufacturers have signed non-compete contracts and they have gotten very good at making machines that self-destruct a week after the warranty period ends.

    If you want something that'll last, look for business auctions for dying laundromats. You're not going to find anything that isn't made of cheap dogshit for the home market anymore.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OLD top loaders are better. Newer ones tend to rust of galvanically corrode within the first 5 years because the central drive shaft on the drum is plain carbon steel and the drum seals wear out pretty fast. And worse still in many models they make them a captive part of the transmission so you can't access it to replace it separately.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get s bearings extractor, moron

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