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How To Deal With Three Common Washing Machine Issues

A washing machine makes it easy to clean your clothing. Without a washing machine, washing your clothes by hand can be very labor-intensive. That is why it is essential to know how to fix common issues that may arise with your washing machine.

Common Issue #1: Washer Doesn't Turn On

If your washing machine doesn't turn on, first make sure your machine is plugged in and that the cord hasn't wiggled out at all. If the machine is plugged in, make sure the circuit breaker that provides power to the machine isn't turned off.

If that isn't the issue, make sure that the lid is appropriately shutting. Many washing machines have a small lid switch that must be activated for the machine to start. If the lid switch is damaged, it will not start.

If you had been running your washing machine, doing several loads back to back, the motor might just be overheated. Allow the motor to cool down before trying again.

Common Issue #2: Washer Isn't Draining Correctly

When you run your washing machine, you expect the machine to fill up with water to wash your clothing, and you expect all the water to be gone by the time the cycle is finished. If you have drainage issues, there could be a few culprits.

First, if you use too much soap, one rinse will not get rid of all the suds, so if your washing machine is filled with soap, you may need to rewash the load. Next, it is a good idea to check and see if any foreign object has gotten lodged near the pump or drain in the washing machine and remove it.

The drain pump itself may not be working correctly. The belt may be broken, the bearings could be worn out, or the motor could be jammed with something. There could also be kinks or foreign objects in the drain hose.

Common Issue #3: Washer Will Not Spin

Your washer should spin when you put clothing in it. If your washing machine isn't spinning, it could be simple as a too-large load. If the load is too large, things will not be balanced and will not correctly turn. Your washer may not rotate because of a damaged belt or motor. If this is the case, you will need to bring in a professional to assist you.

It is essential to know what you can do to fix the common issues listed above and call for help. You should try first to troubleshoot the issue on your own and then call in a professional if the issue is more advanced.

For more information, reach out to a washer repair service.