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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Weekly Wednesday Stock Ideas: Washing Machines

Every week at W.L. may we have several items we feature as good parts to consider adding to your stock. These parts also have special pricing available. For pricing details, ask your account representative for more information. This week we look at a few washing machine parts and related items.


Generally speaking, for a clothes washing to work you have to have water. To get the water into the machine, you need a valve, The CW-151 is commonly used on many older model washing machines. It has two solenoid coils and is well known for it's blue plastic body.

Newer designs of machines made by Electrolux also have newer valve designs. This valve, part 134731220 is found behind the soap dispenser on Electrolux front loading washing machines. It comes with short fill hoses attached. Some other Electrolux models uses a similar valve with longer tubes attached to it.

Valve failure is sometimes attributed to debris in the water line. To help prevent debris reaching the valve, some installers like to use hose washers with screens when the hook up the hoses. We stock EZ-Flo's screened washers in a pack of 100. It has a 20/20 mesh on the screen.  The part number is 70143.

Whirlpool, Maytag and GE top loading machines all use a retaining lock nut for the inner tub. The TB123A is used to loosen that nut and get the service call completed quickly.

A water leak can happen in a lot places. Valves are not the only culprit. Sometimes, on a Whirlpool or Maytag product, a leak can occur at the transmission inlet shaft. Replacing  the oil seal kit might be the solution. A common seal set is part 285352.

Before you jump to checking out the seals, or the valve, it might not hurt to make sure you don't have something as simple as a leaky hose. Whirlpool washers often use a drain hose inside the machine that includes a coupler at the rear wall of the machine. They use the number W10358149 to identify that part.
A less specialized drain hose is the SSD6. This is a 6 foot length of corrugated drain hose. In includes a step down fitting on one side and a built in gooseneck on the other side. The same style of hose is also available in an 8 foot length.
Finally we look at product designed for cleaning and deodorizing the inside of a washing machine. For those who do not like the "hockey puck' style of Affresh cleaner, Washer Magic liquid may be their product of choice. A 2x strength cleaner we have it in stock under part number 24002.

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