Washer Repair

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Washer Repair

Washer Repair

Washer Won’t Run

Check to be sure the washer is plugged in. This seems so simple, but repairmen get paid when that’s all it takes to make an appliance work. Plugs can get bumped loose by animals or fallen objects.

If that doesn’t work, move on to the next item to check.

Tip 2: Check the Breaker Box

Once you’ve made sure the washer is properly plugged into the electrical outlet and it still won’t run, it’s time to check your central home electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped.

You may be able to replace the fuse or turn the breaker back on. If this happens frequently, call an electrician immediately!

Tip 3: No Water Coming In

Be sure the water valves are open. You should have two valves: a hot and a cold. They may be marked or signified by a red/blue knob or switch. Even if you always wash in cold water, some washers won’t operate unless both valves are open. If your machine is getting water but it fills very slowly, you may just need to open the valve more.

Tip 4: Loud Noises

This often happens because the washer has been loaded improperly or the laundry has shifted during the cycle. For standard top load washers, never load clothing on just one side of the central agitator, distribute it evenly around the washer’s tub. For high efficiency top load washers with no central agitator, the problem can be overloading. In front load models, the noises can come if the machine is underloaded, and one heavy item is being flung around during the final spin.

If the thumping occurs during a cycle (usually the spin cycle), simply stop the machine and redistribute the wet clothing.

Tip 5: Washer Leaks

The first thing to check is the washer’s hose connections to the hot and cold water valves. Use a dry hand or a paper towel to run down the length of each hose. If you find any dampness, tighten immediately. If the hose appears to have small splits, replace immediately. A burst water hose is a huge mess and damages walls and floors. Washer hoses should be checked and replaced regularly to prevent this problem.

Pay attention to where the puddle is located, whether in the front of the washer or back of the washer. The location will give you a hint as to what to do next.

Tip 6: Clothes Are Too Wet After Final Spin Cycle

If your clothing is still quite wet after the spin cycle, first check to see if the drain hose is kinked or crushed. If your washer “dances” during cycles, it may have moved and kinked the hose.

The water pump may be clogged with lint or a small object. If the pump isn’t allowed to work freely and properly, the water drains out too slowly and leaves your clothes wet. Clean it out (this does not require removing the pump). Even a little lint can slow the draining.

If that is not the problem, the drain hose could be clogged with lint or hair. It can easily be cleaned with a thin, long-handled brush. Pet shops carry the brushes to clean aquarium tubes if you can’t find one at the hardware store.

Tip 7: No Clue What’s Wrong with the Washer

Hopefully you’ve kept the operating manual. Get it out and read it! You may just find the answer to your question. If you don’t have the manual, visit the manufacturer’s website or one of these sites to download a manual. It may take a little time but it’s much less expensive than a repair call.