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Old 05-25-2020, 03:31 PM   #1
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Model: Tuscany 45AT
State: North Carolina
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Strange Washing Machine

When we do laundry on our Tuscany 45 AT we have to be very careful how much we do at one time or the washing machine will not start. It seems like if we take a pair of shorts out, it will then run perfectly.

Anyone else has this problem or is it something with RV washing machines?


For the record - a whirlpool washer.

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Old 05-25-2020, 04:39 PM   #2
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Never heard of that ever. I'll bet you could get the same result by just shaking the tub some?

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Old 05-25-2020, 05:46 PM   #3
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Check documentation and specs for your specific machine. Its not inconceivable that it could have a scale built, with a weight limit that could prevent it from running. I am not aware of any that I know of for sure that have that, but I guess its a possibility.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:19 PM   #4
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I am not familiar with RV washing machines, but top load styles typically have a micro switch in the lid which will stop the wash cycle if someone opens the lid. (I "assume" front loads might be similar, but our old top load Maytag washer keeps on ticking - knock on wood). It is not impossible to have a flaky micro switch that is on its last legs to stop the action when you least want it to......or fail to start it also. As you can imagine they are in a nasty location, but are cheap and easy to change usually. Of course it could also just be a loose connection somewhere else in your machine. Intermittent electrical problems are the worst, or, you have a pair "magic" shorts.
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:27 PM   #5
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What brand is your washer? Is it a combo washer/dryer? We had a Splendide combo in our previous coach and it wasn't all that sophisticated.

There should be a troubleshooting guide in your manual. If you didn't get a manual, you should be able to find one online.
If all else fails, read the directions!!
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