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aussieot

06:48PM | 12/12/09
Member Since: 07/06/09
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Hi, My daughter moved into this house where the washer and dryer are in the garage. The washer froze over the last few days during a cold spell. What should we do to prevent this happening? INsulated all the water pipes but what about the machine? And now I am not sure it is going to work again. This is a young married couple just starting out so is a big set back for them. Any suggestions?

Thanks Sue

DanO

05:52AM | 12/13/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** The washer froze over the last few days during a cold spell. What should we do to prevent this happening? **

There is nothing that can be done to prevent the washer from freezing if it is in subfreezing temperatures besides warming the space it is in. You can not stuff the machine full of insulation if that's what you were hoping.

If allowed to freeze any water handling components of the machine could be damaged... besides the fact that it would be inoperable while frozen.

The proper solution is to move it into a heated area.

JMO

Dan O.

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BV015522

10:25PM | 01/18/18
Surely, directing to moving the machine to a warm place, cannot be the only assistance anyone can provide. No comment regarding a way to defrost/dislodge ice that has formed in components... nothing?

BV015570

03:09PM | 01/24/18
I put mine on blocks and then keep a heat lamp underneath

BV017787

02:54PM | 10/25/18
I wrap my washing machine with a blanket (top load) and place a heat light inside when not in use. Make sure the light bulb does not touch the plastic parts. A light assembly with a clamp attached is ideal for this. You can insulate the hoses on the outside with pipe insulation. I have had my machine freeze and burst the inlet water valve. I hope this helps

BV019781

07:45AM | 07/17/19
Surely, directing to moving the machine to a warm place, cannot be the only assistance anyone can provide. No comment regarding a way to defrost/dislodge ice that has formed in components... nothing?

Punkaj007

07:46AM | 07/17/19
Member Since: 07/17/19
2 lifetime posts
Surely, directing to moving the machine to a warm place, cannot be the only assistance anyone can provide. No comment regarding a way to defrost/dislodge ice that has formed in components... nothing? Best washing machine in india

BV020940

02:37PM | 11/22/19
Just watched a video using one quart of RV antifreeze in the tub then run on spin drain cycle for 30 seconds


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