Having a washer and dryer in your home can be extremely handy, but it is not so handy when the washing machine isn't working properly and you have to call for expensive appliance repairs. But, there are many problems that are common to most types of washing machines, and you can fix some of these problems yourself. Here are the most common problems with washing machines, and what to do about them.
Washing Machine Sits Idle When Turned On
If you turn on the washing machine and nothing happens, obviously, the first thing to do is to check and make sure that the machine is plugged in and that there is power going to it. If there are no power issues, the problem may be that the washer has overheated. Turn it off for a couple of hours to let it cool down, and then try it again. If it still doesn't work, contact a technician about appliance repairs.
Washing Machine is not Spinning
The washing machine will not operate at all if the lid isn't completely closed. If there is no spinning inside the machine, lift the lid to make sure that there is nothing obstructing it. If the lid isn't the problem, the most likely cause of the problem is a worn or broken belt. You can buy replacement belts at hardware stores, as well as from the manufacturer, and changing the belts only takes a few minutes.
Washing Machine is not Draining
In many cases, you can fix drain problems yourself. The first thing you will want to check is the hoses, and make sure that there are no kinks that are keeping water from getting through. Look inside the hoses as well to see if there is anything clogging them up. Finally, ensure that the drain hose is higher than the level of the water in the drain tub, as this makes it drain better and faster.
Washing Machine is Leaking
If the machine is leaking, it could be something as simple as a bad drain hose, and all you have to do is replace it. Another reason why washing machines often leak is because too much laundry detergent is used. Always go by the directions on the detergent package, as well as any recommendations from the manufacturer of the washing machine. If the above reasons don't seem to be the causes of the leaking, you may need to call a professional, such as those found at Graeme Kent Electrical Appliance Geelong Service Pty Ltd, for appliance repairs.
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