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Not quite the success I was wanting... NOT because of your tutorial, no.... it's because somehow I always take possession of things that are possessed! haha. I got all the way down to the Spanner Nut, and everything came to a screeching halt. Mine just so happened to have a locking nut (my father in law even welded me a spanner nut wrench in a couple hours since no where near us had one) and after trying, for more than 5 hours (I really wish I was exaggerating!) we finally said that it's not coming off, and forcing it may break something and it's not worth to have to put yet another washing machine on the curb. (this is our 2nd used washer this year...) I did manage to clean the upper ring, and peal off the gunk on the top of the outer basket, but that was about it. :( We fought for a good hour trying to get the cabinet back on... and it's still not on right.... I'm pretty sure the metal got warped funny when we moved it into the house, and it just won't sit right. And cleaning out the base near the motor didn't help with the burning plastic smell we were also noticing... so I think all these set backs happened for a reason... one final push to just buy a new washer.  The lint is much less now than before and the smell is less as well. If only my washer would have cooperated.... Thank you again for a great tutorial!

1 year, 10 months ago on How to Take Apart and Clean a Stinky Kenmore (Whirlpool) Top Loading Washer


I had very similar issues when I was going to school full time while pregnant, in labor, and raising my daughter. My own father told me it's ok if I drop out of college (again... I had left school years before) I understand he was trying to come from a good place, being supportive and all, but it really hurt me that he didn't take it as seriously as I did. When my daughter was 13 months old, I graduated with my Associates and a 4.0 GPA and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I had a test due the same day I delivered my daughter, I took it online while in the recovery room, and managed a 96% on it. (I'm sure I would have done better if I wasn't so tired! haha) To top it all off, I was single then, so people tried to take pity on me, I didn't need pity, I needed support. Those are too VERY different things. Thank you for a wonderful article, I think those who are uneducated in these types of things should read this, maybe it'll give them a new perspective. :)

3 years, 5 months ago on Would You Ask Me That Question if I Were a Man?