According to a survey, the average American family does around 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week. Laundry is one of the most essential chores of any household; which is why having a good washing machine that is both functional and efficient is an absolute necessary. However, most homeowners take their washing machine for granted and misuse it to the extent that its functionality is affected.
Common washing machine repair usage mistakes include:
- Using too much detergent
- Not emptying the pockets
- Using strong chemical detergents
- Overloading the machine
- Not cleaning the lint trap regularly
- Leaving wet clothes in for too long
These mistakes can cause the washing machine to develop problems that are sometimes easy to fix and, at other times, require costly repairs. Here’s a small guide to help you identify these problems:
Washer Not Filling With Water:
There can be several reasons for this issue. Make sure the water supply is turned on and the pipes and inlet hose are not clogged or bent. Check whether the door is closed properly and if the machine has been turned on correctly. If the problem persists, call a repairperson to check the inner machinery.
The Drum Isn’t Turning Or Keeps Stopping Mid-Cycle:
In case the drum isn’t turning, it might be an inner issue such as drive belt problem, faulty control unit or motor or worn brushes. The best thing would be to get an expert technician to look at the machine before you try a DIY solution.
If the machine stops moving mid-cycle, it could indicate a heater failure or a problem with the timer. Try to change the setting a couple of times to see if you can bypass the issue. If it persists, it might not be a problem with the timer, rather the inner machinery.
Clothes Are Smelly:
Regular low-temperature washes and the use of biological detergents leads to the buildup of mold and bacteria in the machine. This can result in clothes smelling when they come out of the wash. Try running an empty hot wash every couple of weeks and air out the machine every once in a while to get rid of any bacteria and lingering smells. Also, make sure the lint traps and soap dispenser are cleaned regularly.
The Washer Is Making Weird Noises:
If your machine is being too noisy, it could be due to some debris or small items stuck in the drum. Bra wires, keys, and coins are common culprits. But it can also be a deeper issue such as worn bearings. The best course of action is to let a professional remove the drum and take a look to determine the cause.
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