The most common washing machine failures

Nowadays it can be said that there is no inhabitable home in which there is no washing machine. It seems to have turned into a "part of the family" that promotes a more rational way of life. Sometimes it is subject to many challenges from the contamination of clothing, but you will not "hear it complain". Fortunately, a washing machine is an investment for many years to come. Very rarely there are problems with it, but it can not be ruled out.

Everyone knows how much you rely on it, so you have to take proper care of it. There are failures that are more common than others. There are also ones that you can easily handle yourself (you may be the source), unlike those that require a competent master.

damaged washing machine

What to do in the event of a breakdown?

There are some basic rules to keep in mind if your washing machine is damaged. They are generally accepted and apply regardless of model and brand. These are personal safety measures that will help you prevent more serious problems:
First, do not panic or embarrass yourself
Second - disconnect the machine from the power supply to make sure you can not hurt
Third - Do not do anything on your own if the washing machine is in warranty. It is important to contact a certified appliance engineer to remedy the damage if you acknowledge it
Fourth, drain the water that is still on the hoses in a bowl or bucket. This will prevent water from draining on the floor
Fifth - start removing the damage or changing a part only if you know how to do it. It is best to have an assistant in order not to be an accident
Sixth, consult a competent person for the item you need to change. It must be compatible with your model for working again
Seventh - Use the instruction booklet for any questions you may have. It describes everything specifically for your model.
Eight - call a professional to fix the damage. He will best advise you how to act. Sometimes it's better to buy a new appliance instead of fixing it. This option can save you time, effort and financial resources.

The most common faults in washing machines

washing machine drainedThe damage is a malfunction, but there are ones that happen much more often. It is possible to overload the washing machine, to hear atypical noise, to drain water, not to start the process, not to spin the centrifuge and others.

Some of these can be removed with ease, but others require parts replacement, which may cost you a lot. It is important to identify the problem to take the right action.

The washing machine gives strange sounds

The washing machine can produce atypical sounds that startle you at first. There are two types of failure here: to hear something from the load (for example, a bannel coming out) or to have a more significant malfunction. At this point, you must immediately find a way to stop the machine until the situation is worse.

See at what stage of the process you hear it to find out more about the problem. This will give you a detailed explanation of the technique of what happened. The more unpleasant moment can be due to worn shock absorbers or pump damage. The shock absorbers are located at the front of the washing machine and serve to reduce the movement of the tub.

Noise, in the form of heavy blows during rotation, is a signal of their damage or wear. The replacement will return your washing machine to the normal functioning mode. It is desirable not to ignore this detail because sooner or later it will get worse. Other components will be broken, which will complicate the overall appliance repair and increase the cost of it. If the noise is during spinning, you should immediately look at the exhaust pump. It aims to drain the water from the tub during and after the spin cycle.

The malfunction may be a slight obstruction of the drain pump or the entire pump being replaced, which will complicate the machine repair process. Try to deal with clogging if the problem is of this nature. Take care only with the drainage of more water on the floor.

Leaks around the washing machine

Leaks give you the next indication that something is wrong. This problem is not to be underestimated, as it may become a flood if you are out or you are not close to watching the machine. Do not leave things like this if you notice even minor drops around the machine. No matter how much water runs out (a few drops or a little more), you definitely have a problem.

The probability to be due in the hoses for filling and draining in the largest. These are the elements through which the water passes. One is the one that takes the water to the machine to fill and finish the program you have chosen. It comes before the laundry cycle. The other is the one during which the leak occurs. This happens before starting the centrifuge.

leaks around washing machine

The hoses may be clogged somewhere or cracked and run through the corresponding spots where small holes have formed. Both types of hoses are mounted at the back of the washing machine. You'll have to take it out of where you positioned it to check if it's firmly caught up in your home's water supply system. It may be slightly loosened. If you eliminate this problem and then burst, you should check for clogging somewhere in the chain.

It is possible that the problem is in the sewage system and so the water returns to the drain hose. Be careful not to suddenly unblock and make a flood in your home. Do all the checks once you have a container around you for emptying the hoses. This is an additional precaution that does not cost you anything but will save you hassles.

The washing machine does not start the cycle you set it up

This problem seems to work most frighteningly, but there are several possibilities again. Most women are panicked by the words: "Break, what will I do?" First, you should see what lights are displayed on the buttons. Some of them can clearly tell you what's going on. So you can understand why the process refuses to trigger.

Refer to the instruction booklet to make it more secure. Your preparation may not be correct. At this point it is time to confess that you have not overloaded it too much. This is the best option for you in this case. You will need to get some heavier things and your problem will be resolved. You may also not be able to close the machine properly.

Keep in mind that different models have specific features. On front-mounted machines, the reasons for the start-up failure may indeed be that the door lock is not activated. This is a precaution for the machine and it is set to not be triggered, because there can be a great havoc. Modern laundries are designed in this way, which is an added benefit to you and the whole family (especially if you have little mischievous people who are prone to whites).

Innovations in the appliances are increasingly focused on digital indications, more sensors and touch screens. This, in most cases, necessitates a technician in the field of repairs of this type of appliance. It would be hard for an incompetent person to figure out the increasingly complicated schemes. Moreover, if the machine is under warranty. Then you must never come to mind of personal interference, because it is very easy to cancel what you are rightly entitled to. Very quickly you will find additional repair costs if you take similar action.