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Old 07-20-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
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Splendid Washer leaking problems

We have a 2001 Itasca Horizon 36 foot CD model with a Splendid washer/drier 2000 that is leaking in the back and I am having problems removing the unit to inspect and repair the leaking problem. I have attempted to get the item repaired at several RV repair shops but due to the wood work they are reluctant to remove the washer.

I have removed the 3 screws on both sides of the wooden styles, the upper 2 brackets securing the counter top and the front hold down metal brackets securing the washer but I am unable to remove the cabinet framing as it appears to be fastened to the floor or is it the carpeting that is putting pressure on the framing.

There is no Winnebago Dealers in Northern Nova Scotia.

Can anyone indicate what is holding the front cabinet frames.
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Page 10 of the Parts Catalog for your coach shows how the washer/dryer is secured.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:53 AM   #3
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Page 10 of the Parts Catalog for your coach shows how the washer/dryer is secured.
No problem with the washer it is the cabinet portion that I have a problem in removing it so the washer can be taken out. Fasteners indicated have been removed.

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Give Winnebago a call (800) 537-1885....They have always helped me....
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:20 AM   #5
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Give Winnebago a call (800) 537-1885....They have always helped me....
Tks for the advice. I have sent an e-mail as I prefer written instructions versus talking to someone who is reading an info screen and has no idea what a washer is, but that is my next choice.
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jeanbev, this is just a guess, but worth checking while you wait on Winnie's response... I have seen them use industrial strength velvro in some unexpected places. Since they have to provide access to get that washer out, maybe this one of those places. Try a little careful prying.
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jeanbev, this is just a guess, but worth checking while you wait on Winnie's response... I have seen them use industrial strength velvro in some unexpected places. Since they have to provide access to get that washer out, maybe this one of those places. Try a little careful prying.
Very good idea. Never thought of velcro. The cabinet frame moves in and out with the exception of the bottom portion. Will try to slip in a thin piece of metal between the carpet and wooden cabinet framing. Thanks will try this method but I do not want to damage the woodwork.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:53 PM   #8
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Splendid Washer leaking problems

My Splendid has metal clips that hook around the front feet and screw to the floor.

The other issue is that you only need to move it 6 to 8 inches out. There are screws under the back top ledge that hold the top cover on. It can be removed and the water valves accessed thru the open top. My leak was the hot valve but I replaced both since I had it apart.


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My Splendid has metal clips that hook around the front feet and screw to the floor.

The other issue is that you only need to move it 6 to 8 inches out. There are screws under the back top ledge that hold the top cover on. It can be removed and the water valves accessed thru the open top. My leak was the hot valve but I replaced both since I had it apart.


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Gotcha. I have removed the metal clips but unless the door framing is removed it is not possible to move the washer any more than inch or so. Not aware of back top ledge or are you referring to the counter top. I will inspect top cover this evening. Thanks for the ionfo. Much appreciated.
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Gotcha. I have removed the metal clips but unless the door framing is removed it is not possible to move the washer any more than inch or so. Not aware of back top ledge or are you referring to the counter top. I will inspect top cover this evening. Thanks for the ionfo. Much appreciated.
Checked for back ledge with nil result, I am confused do you mean counter top.
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Very good idea. Never thought of velcro. The cabinet frame moves in and out with the exception of the bottom portion. Will try to slip in a thin piece of metal between the carpet and wooden cabinet framing. Thanks will try this method but I do not want to damage the woodwork.
Unable to force metal scraper between cabinet frame and carpet but on the inside of the frame there are angled holes on either side but no room to insert screw driver or other tool.
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Have you measured to see if the washer/dryer will fit between the existing door framing? On my 2005 the washer/dryer needed to be lifted slighting to get over the lower front door frame, but them it would (just) fit through the opening.

I made a wooden box platform with some casters on it of just the right height for the washer/dryer to move out onto--it's pretty heavy and you need something to support it as it comes out. I seem to remember I put a towel over the lower door frame to protect it and help slide the washer/dryer out.
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Have you measured to see if the washer/dryer will fit between the existing door framing? On my 2005 the washer/dryer needed to be lifted slighting to get over the lower front door frame, but them it would (just) fit through the opening.

I made a wooden box platform with some casters on it of just the right height for the washer/dryer to move out onto--it's pretty heavy and you need something to support it as it comes out. I seem to remember I put a towel over the lower door frame to protect it and help slide the washer/dryer out.
Nope will not work as the frame is larger than the washer and has to be removed. Only the bottom portion seems to be fastened to the sides.
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:41 AM   #14
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I have worked on our Splendi washer/dryer several times. In order to get access to the inside of the unit, I had to cut the wood screws that held the door frame in place.
Easy to do if one has the proper tools. Now the frame is held in place by new blocking and screws.
Good luck. Just get thinking what you might do.
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