A faulty washing machine ensures an accumulation of dirty laundry. This means inconvenient trips to the laundromat, or costly service for drop-off and pickup. That’s why you want your washer to be replaced as soon as you can. What you may not know is that, before picking up the phone to contact a repair professional, you can fix a few washing machine problems on your own. Of course, major repairs should be left to the professionals to make sure that by taking apart anything you can’t put back together, you don’t damage your device further. Check Washing Machine Repair.
Washer’s Not Going at All
It might seem like common sense, but it may be unplugged, or the plug is loose, the reason your washing machine isn’t working. First, check the power relation. If all is correctly plugged in, by unplugging the washing machine and plugging in another small device, such as a hair dryer, you can ensure that the power runs to that socket. The socket is good and the washer is broken if the hair dryer is running; if the hair dryer is not running, check to ensure that the GFCI has not been activated and inspect your electrical panel to see if a circuit breaker has been flipped. You need an electrician rather than a washing machine repair technician if all the breakers are on and the outlet doesn’t have any electricity.
Washer Won’t Drain or Fill
You know how water can’t get through when your garden hose has a kink in it? The same goes for hoses for your washing machine. If your washing machine is on, but not filled with water, search for kinks or obstructions in the inlet hoses. If the washer does not drain after the cycle is finished, search for kinks or clogs in the drainage hose. You could have a bigger problem if all the hoses are clear and kink-free. In order to inspect your lid switch, water level switch, pump, drive belt, and other potential culprits, contact an appliance repair specialist.