Have you ever encountered an issue with your washing machine but have been unable to call out a professional to fix this problem? Over time has the issue evolved and caused even more damage? You should get any problem you have, fixed right away. Not only does it cost even more further down the line, but you may also even have to discard your machine and invest in a new one because you didn’t get the problem sorted sooner. For those who want to try some at home tips and advice, here’s what you should do.
Before trying to repair the washing machine, always make sure you switch the appliance off at the mains and take care with all troubleshooting tasks.
One major problem is if your machine doesn’t fill with water. First, turn off the water supply to ensure a safer troubleshooting session, and then verify the hose attached to the washing machine for bends. Sometimes these hoses bend or kink which then prevents water from travelling through. Straighten them our if you identify any bend with the tube.
To stop any extra outside dirt or small fragments from entering your washing machine, the hoses usually have a plastic mesh at the entrances. A bit like a sieve, they are a protector and keep out unwanted particles that may run through the pipe. On occasions, they may become dislodged or full of grime and can stop a good flow of water to come through, if you find this then give it a good clean and re-attach.
Another issue could be you’ve put a wash on and have heard the beep to indicate it’s finished, but the door won’t open. If this happens then, the safety lock mechanism could potentially be the problem. There is usually a manual way to solve this problem. Ideally, revert to your instructions for the location of this lock and for further useful guidance.
You may have had your washing machine for years before you finally start to notice any problems with it, a significant problem, and one which will ultimately prevent you from getting your dirty clothes cleaned is a machine that won’t even start up when you try. It could be that the lid or door switch is faulty. This is something that is triggered by the lid or door closing. The best thing to attempt in this instance would be to test this switch manually. Have a look at the switch and check it’s not broken, if it seems to be in working condition from sight alone, then remove it from the machine and run some manual checks via a multi-meter. You might need a new switch, which can then be bought from many local suppliers.
You don’t realise how reliant you are on an appliance until it starts breaking down. Always try to fix the problem immediately and ask a friend or neighbour for assistance if you need to move it out of its place in the kitchen or utility room.