how to fix a washing machine
First, it’s important to note that if your washing machine is under warranty, you will probably need a
Washing Machine Repair technician to do the work. If you do the work yourself, you’ll risk voiding the warranty and you’ll be financially on the hook for any further repairs.
These are a few common problems associated with washing machines and how to troubleshoot them. You can find more detailed information specific to your washing machine in the owner’s manual.
1. Your Washing Machine Is Making Strange Noises
If you’re hearing a funny noise, take note of when you hear them during the washing machine’s cycle. For example, a noise that is noticeable during or after the spin cycle is indicative of a problem with the drain pump. This pump drains the water from the tub during and after the spin cycle. A noisy drain pump indicates that something is either restricting it (a clog in the drain) or the pump itself is faulty.
Front-loaded washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to diminish the tub movement inside the machine. If these shock absorbers are damaged or become worn out, you’ll hear loud banging sounds during the spin cycle. If this is the case, the shock absorbers will need to be replaced. Neglecting the shock absorbers on your washing machine can cause damage to other components.
3. Your Washing Machine Will Not Start
Nothing is more aggravating than getting a load of laundry ready and the washing machine just sits there silently, refusing to do any work.
Troubleshooting this problem depends on the type of washing machine you have. If it’s a front-loaded machine, then there are two big reasons why the machine won’t start: the door switch isn’t closed and/or the door lock isn’t activated. These are both safety features of most modern washing machines. If either one of those components is malfunctioning, the machine will not start. For safety reasons, this is by design.
Because modern washing machines are more digital than ever, it’s almost always a good idea to call a certified repair technician if your machine isn’t starting. There is delicate circuitry in the machine that most people aren’t qualified to repair. The last thing you want to do is void the warranty or make the problem worse.