Of all the appliances in your home, there’s no doubt that your washer is one of the most important. You might use your refrigerator day and night but, when you need clean clothes and linen, you will need a reliable washing machine. Of course, like any household appliance, washers do experience problems from time to time. When you consider how hard your washer works to leave every load of laundry spotlessly clean, it’s no surprise that it will need maintenance from time to time. Fortunately, most of these common problems are quite easy to resolve and, with the help of an experienced professional, you will have full use of your washer in no time.
Washer does not turn on
When your washer doesn’t turn on, the first thing you need to do is check your power. Make sure that your home or neighborhood is not experiencing a power outage. If your power is working fine, test the plug by plugging something like a hairdryer in and turning it on. If the hairdryer does not turn on, then there could be a problem with the plug. It would be best to have a professional look at the plug before trying to turn on your washer again. Leave the washer unplugged until this issue is solved. If there are no power problems, check your machine from top to bottom. Make sure that the lid or door is properly shut and that your machine is not perhaps on pause. If everything looks perfectly fine, but your washer still won’t turn on, then you should contact a professional. If you are able to open the door or lid, you should remove your laundry to make it easier for the technician to diagnose and repair the problem. In some cases there could be an electrical problem inside the machine or your motor might be faulty. Either way, it’s best to have a professional tend to such repairs.
Washer not spinning
If your washer does not turn, you should start by checking that the lid or door is shut. Washer manufacturers install systems within washers to prevent damage. If the door or lid doesn’t make proper contact, the washer will register the door as open, and it will not spin. If your washer is in a soak cycle, it will take some time before it turns and spins. This is because it will need to fill up with water first and allow the load to soak before the cycle continues. If the washer is full and you can hear a humming noise, your pump might be faulty, or there could be a blockage. Another potential cause is a belt problem or even a faulty motor. Again, all of these parts are best checked by a professional. Even on relatively basic models, one wrong move can cause more harm than good.
Washer not draining
If your washer does not drain, you should check the tubes and hoses. Make sure that there are no kinks in the tubes and that they are undamaged. You should also check the drain line and make sure that it’s not clogged. Adjusting the level or height of your drain line can also solve the problem. Make sure that all of your tubes are also the correct diameter. When they are the wrong size, it can have a serious impact on the drainage process. Pump problems are also a common cause as well as motor issues and worn or broken belts. Replacing a faulty pump, worn belts, or the motor might be necessary.
Washer not completing cycle
If your washer starts a cycle but does not run all the way through, there could be a problem with the control panel. Alternatively, it could also be an issue with a particular part responsible for a certain stage of the cycle, and this prevents the washer from continuing through the cycle. Find out which function the washer is not performing in order to help your appliance repair professional to diagnose and repair your washer promptly.
Leaks can result from broken pipes or excessive use of detergent. Front-loading washers can also leak if the seals on the door are worn or broken. Corrosion inside the washer can result in water moving from one area of the washer to another which can end up leaving your floor soaked. If you can see no obvious leak, it could be hiding inside.
The most important thing to remember is that faulty washers should be unplugged and, if possible, any laundry should be removed. Make sure that you assess the exterior of the washer and check your power supply before calling a technician. While you wait, do not be tempted to restart your washer since it could make the problem worse. For same day washer repairs, call Express Appliance Repair today!