Rare damages to washing machines

A washing machine is an appliance that you strive to use properly to "serve" you for many years. Maintenance should also be kept up to date, and you can best read the instructions in the manual. Adhere to the requirements of your model and brand of machine for the most efficient use of it. However, with the precision of care, every family has a moment of repair. Sometimes it is your choice because you want to renovate your interior and other times it is inevitable due to damage to the appliances.

However, you are not insured in any way with problems with the washing machine, oven, air conditioning and more. It is only important that they be removed as quickly as possible before it is too late. Only in this way will you regain the amenities you have created.

Rare damage to washing machines

Sand in the washing machine - a problem with the drum

washing machine broken partsSand getting into the machine is a little rarer. One of these reasons is that the summer season is much shorter than the rest. However, this does not mean that you will not end up with any inadvertent sand that will damage your appliance. They are harmful because they contain abrasives. The unpleasant thing is that they can go unnoticed for a long time, but at the same time they lead to consequences, such as damage to the drum, wear of the clothes and sticking to the white laundry is not at all pleasant. If at first glance these problems seem insignificant, you will definitely need some repair over time.

The most affected part when sand gets into the washing machine is the drum. It is a component that is extremely important for the proper functioning of a washing machine, but unfortunately it has to accept any challenges in the process. It absorbs excessive loads during a cycle or rotates with objects and grits that are not desirable to be inside. The annoying thing is that it works like this until a moment. For this reason, its wear can no longer remain in the background, and in the case of sand fall into it.

The potential for damage is related to rotation stopping or bursting. In most cases, it will need to be replaced to work the old way again.

Solution of the problem

  • Option one - wait for the inside to dry and go thoroughly with the vacuum cleaner all over the drum to suck in the sand. In case you are not convinced that it is completely dry - wipe the rubber seal and drum before using the vacuum cleaner.
  • Alternative - Wipe the sand with a wet cloth. It will stick to it and be removed from your appliance. This option is considered highly effective and safe and is therefore more commonly used than the above.
  • Option three - This is a periodic cleaner that you rarely think of, but can have huge benefits. Even if you have not noticed the grains of sand, with extra care, you will remove them. In this case, you will not have to incur additional costs.
  • Option Four - Look at your sand beach after the beach. Take away all the pockets and pull out the towels. For even better results, immerse them in water and dry them again when dry.

Water not pumped - drain pump problem

Indications that may indicate that you have a similar problem are related to blocking the cycle or removing excessively wet clothes after the cycle is completed. The malfunction may be related to the drainage pump, but it may also have an effect on the nature of the drainage pump. From there, they passed through the hose and reached the drainage pump, causing damage. Such things could be coins, buttons, banners, linen, baby clothes, socks, as well as pet hair and hair.

Before loading the laundry, make sure your pockets are empty and use laundry bags for your laundry. This will reduce the likelihood of such damage to you. However, when done, you don't have many options. One is to contact a technician or check some components yourself before making a call.

 Possible solutions to the problem

 Remove the water from the washing machine and check for the hose to be folded or cracked

It is important to turn off the power and drain the water that is still inside. There are two ways to do this are through the door or the drain hose. In either case, you should prepare towels and a pan or bucket around you. This is a precautionary measure that will save you from possible flooding or puddles on the floor. Checking for a hose clog will be more difficult, but you have to do it. It is located at the back of the machine, which means you have to move it out of its place. Be very careful when removing it. If you think you have coped with the problem, reattach it properly and start a new cycle without clothes. Make sure that the washing machine is functioning properly so that you do not have to spend extra money to repair it.

Check the drain pump filter

washing machine filter cleaningIt is located at the bottom right of most models. It is usually easy to open, but you also need to be prepared for any water leaks. If you cannot open the lid with ease, it is better to read in the instructions if you are doing it properly so that you do not break anything. The problem may be related to the dirt that has accumulated there. Cleaning the filter can restore the washing machine to its old operating mode, which will miss the need for craftsmen. After carefully closing again, start the machine in a rinse-free mode. One tip - if the appliance is under warranty, do nothing yourself. You may cause more harm and, in combination, not recognize your warranty. In this case, contact a certified workshop immediately.

Replacing the drainage pump

If you have tried everything so far but still have the same problem, you should aim to replace the drainage pump. If you are not competent enough, then seek professional services for this. It may be worth it more to buy a new appliance instead of changing a specific one.

 The washing machine fills and empties the water, but the centrifuge is not triggered - a problem with the motor

cleaning the rubber sealing Typical for this type of malfunction is to target specific parts of the machine. The motor is among those in range. It plays the role of driving the rotation of the drum, thanks to carbon brushes that wear out over time. Be careful because the indications are related to the jingle and sparks that will be visible from the bottom of the washing machine. You should immediately stop the appliance and unplug it if you see anything like it. This type of damage is not common, but you need to know how to react if it happens to you. You are probably not very familiar with each part and its replacement, so trust experienced professionals in the field. With their help, it will be much easier to return to your old lifestyle and to the daily use of the machine. They will advise you on a cheaper and more efficient way to repair - a replacement or a new washing machine. If you start repairing, then start the cycle with clothes immediately.

Solution of the problem :


  • Check for defects in the wax motor - The spinning process is related to the rotation of the drum. However, it is difficult to determine whether the problem is right in the bike or if there is another reason. Wax engines, in general, aim to activate the locking system in certain models with front openings. It supplies electricity and thus locks the door. If you are not competent enough and doubt whether the motor is your problem, then take a multimeter. With it you can test the device. The normal range within which the resistance should vary is 1500-1900 ohms. Beyond them, it is a motor defect.

Check the drive or rotary belt, even though a washing machine is expected to last about 10-15 years, it does not mean that certain components do not wear out. So is the belt. It may be visibly depreciated or overheated. Check also other parts that it is closely connected to, such as the belt pulley and the engine slide. In order to function normally, they must move freely. Check for other indications, such as the presence of oil or water on the belt or roller. Also try with your hand if the bathtub rotates easily or there is tension. In case of replacement, you should be careful about the size to be compatible with your washing machine model.