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Post# 455111   7/22/2022 at 20:35 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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My washing machine quit working today full to the top of water ........

With my bath towels in it of all things i had to do today this was NOT FUN!!

So out came the shop vac 6.5 HP 60.5 L 16 gallons to suck it all up i drai nthe thank at 3/4 full 4 time s its empty now thank god for wet dry vacuums .

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Post# 455112 , Reply# 1   7/22/2022 at 20:43 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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What brand and model was your washer that died on you?

Post# 455114 , Reply# 2   7/22/2022 at 20:54 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Good think it didn't ruin your floors.
CAn the machine be fixed?

Post# 455118 , Reply# 3   7/22/2022 at 21:00 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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shes 20 years olkd makes weird noise barely agitate now no pump to drain kenmore heavy duty

Post# 455120 , Reply# 4   7/22/2022 at 22:03 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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yup i did the same when my washer burned up

Post# 455121 , Reply# 5   7/22/2022 at 22:28 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Sounds like you have a washer that can easily be fixed. That would be my recommendation honestly is to have it repaired. There are lots of brand new top load washers out there that just aren't like they used to make anymore with the exception of the Speed Queen TC5.

Post# 455122 , Reply# 6   7/22/2022 at 23:37 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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no one repair any thing in my town no vacuum store or washer repair here nothing ...........

Post# 455125 , Reply# 7   7/23/2022 at 06:03 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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One is never more grateful for a wet/dry vacuu than when their is water were you dont need it.

I bough a big 80L shopvac style machine to use around the house for chores and must admit I found it a bit to bulcky and thought I should have bought the smaller one, until our house flooded, then I filled that thing up multiple times 

Post# 455128 , Reply# 8   7/23/2022 at 08:31 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Yell me about it i love love my shop vac.


Always have one at the ready in my basement ,i fill the thank up to 3/4 of the way 4 times before washer was empty .It just took it all and kept on vacuuming  what a gods gift.

Post# 455135 , Reply# 9   7/23/2022 at 12:41 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Might of found a srore to fix my washer well hear back   on  monday.

Post# 455138 , Reply# 10   7/23/2022 at 13:22 by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Shop Vac to the rescue of many folks in similar situations.

Too bad about your washer but I am sure it is repairable.

I wonder what will happen now that Shop Vac is no more...


Post# 455139 , Reply# 11   7/23/2022 at 13:36 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I dont know but mmy Canadian Tire still has bags and filters i have stocked up on em.

Post# 455145 , Reply# 12   7/23/2022 at 15:18 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Morgan, as far as I know, Shop Vac is back in business, they found a buyer. Not sure where you buy them though.

Post# 455167 , Reply# 13   7/24/2022 at 19:04 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Same happened to my washer - which was a Kenmore. It was a direct drive motor - and too much water leakage and usage burned it up. The motor is stuck solid in there for one, and even if you did manage to get it out of there, you could take it to anyone and they'd laugh you out of the store and say "i aint touching that".

You have less issues with belt driven machines because if the drum gets overloaded, the belt will snap, and not the motor exploding. Also I've seen the belts are very similar to car fan belts so it shouldn't be hard to find replacements even if no belts are found anymore.

Been on the hunt for an old belt drive washer now that my 2007 Maytag front loader is also dying out.

Post# 455173 , Reply# 14   7/24/2022 at 21:39 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Try used appliance stores and maybe estate sales. But I have not seen any belt drives around, most all I see at the oldest is older Whirlpool or Kenmore direct drives.

Post# 455183 , Reply# 15   7/24/2022 at 23:20 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I have a Kenmore 90 Series top load washer which is a direct drive unit, it never has any problems from when it was bought new. As much as I like belt drive vacuums more than direct drive vacuums, I actually like direct drive washers more than belt drive washers. Direct drive washers are actually pretty reliable, I agree with this user Lorain Furniture and Appliance on YouTube who does washers and dryers for a living. Lots of direct drive drive washers I've seen have held up very well, especially to those that don't get serviced like they should. In fact my Kenmore has never been serviced at all, I mean it is just built like a tank! Not only that but I find that they do the best job cleaning. I've used the best belt drive top load washers before which is Speed Queen, I find that the direct drive washers even my Kenmore washes better. Also, there are still technicians out there like Lorain Furniture who are more than willing to not only service direct drive washers but also rebuild them as well. In fact just recently a user on which is the sister site to, he just had someone rebuild a Kenmore top load direct drive washer for him.

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