7 common washing machine problems and their solutions

7 common washing machine problems and their solutions
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  1. The washing machine is leaking

Puddles – or worse – around your washing machine can have many causes. Let's start with the easiest fix, which would be a loose water hose connection between the washer and the wall. The constant vibrations from washer cycles can cause the hose to loosen. If you suspect a loose hose connection is the cause of the washer leak, all you have to do to fix it is tighten the hose. If this is not the problem, the washers or seals may also be rusted. The washers are placed on the water filling hose and ensure that water does not leak out. However, time causes the washer to warp from its original shape, allowing water to pass through and cause leaks, so it's important to replace washers when they lose their shape. Finally, the drain hose may be worn out.

Over time, hoses develop cracks, scratches and other damage; In fact, hoses usually last about five years before they need to be replaced (to extend hose life, replace rubber hoses with steel braided hoses). To check the hoses, unplug the washer from the power source and open the cabinet or access panel from the back. There are many internal hoses inside the washing machine, so be sure to check each one for signs of damage that could cause a leak. Look out for evidence such as calcium deposits or rust. If you find a damaged hose, it will need to be replaced. Don't worry, it's actually a pretty quick process! Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to replace the washer hose. The truth is, it's often cheaper to research possible Washing Machine Repair Dubai than to look for a replacement.

  1. The washing machine is noisy

The washer vibration problem is common. A rattling noise could mean something is bouncing around, such as coins from trouser pockets. Sometimes these items can cycle through without a problem, but other times they can get stuck in the washer's inner cylinder. Usually these items fall into the crankcase hose or filter, so they are easy to remove. Other times they hold onto the drum, ringing with each turn. If there are objects in the tank, slowly rotate the cylinder until the object falls into the tube or filter where it can be removed. It may take some time, but eventually you should be able to clear the blockage. If the problem is not caused by a stuck object, the cylinder may be damaged or an internal component such as the motor may be failing. A professional technician will need to fix these problems for you; After all, at this point it may be in your best interest to just buy a new washer.

  1. The washer rotates

It is not unusual for the washing machine to shake a little during the wash cycle. However, if it jumps loudly, there may be another problem. Usually this simply means that the washer is not flush with the floor. Try adjusting the feet and use a bubble level to make sure it is set correctly. If the problem occurs only occasionally, it may mean that you have an unbalanced load. When it shakes violently, stop the machine and open it to see if there is more clothing on one side of the drum. If this is a problem, move the clothes around and try to distribute them as evenly as possible. Our blog Small vs. Laundry load: which is the best washing machine? If the problem is not related to levelness or the amount of load, it is possible that the suspension rails are damaged. Sometimes it splits, which can cause the washer to bounce. If the suspension rods are damaged, they must be replaced by a technician.

  1. The washing machine does not spin

If the washing machine does not spin, it is usually because there are too many clothes or laundry on it. Overloading the device can prevent it from spinning, so try removing some objects. If this is not the problem, the drain pump may be clogged. This can happen when something gets stuck in the outlet pipe, blocking the flow of water in and out of the unit. See #7 for how to clear blockages. If the cause is not an unbalanced load or blocking, an internal component such as a motor or control board may be faulty. To repair or replace these components, you must remove the panels from the washer so you can test them with a millimeter. If it is damaged, you will need to have it replaced by a technician.

  1. Water does not fill the washing machine

Water does not fill the cylinder? Check the water hose first. It may simply be wrinkled, blocking the flow of water, or there may be a blockage inside that needs to be removed. If the washer hums but doesn't fill, it's trying to get water but can't, so check the faucet. Sometimes they can become clogged with dirt, preventing water from flowing through the hose. To fix the problem, turn off the faucets to clean them. If the hot tap is turned off, the hot water tank must be emptied first. To do this, disconnect the hose and turn the faucet until water comes out of the tank. If water is flowing through your hose but the washer still won't fill, the problem may be with the water valve. It could just be a matter of cleaning the filter. If the water valve filter is clean, the problem may be with the valve connection. Unless you're a pro, you'll want to call in a technician.

  1. The washing machine door will not open

Normally, the washing machine door does not open when filling the drum with water, but if it does not open even after filling? First, try running the washer on a new cycle that will empty it and allow the door to open. Next, check the drain and filter to make sure there are no blockages (see #7 to clear blockages).Your washing machine may have overheated, which can happen when you wash in a row. If it overheats, your machine may continue to operate as normal, but the washer sensor will prevent the door from opening. Fortunately, overheating is usually a problem that goes away on its own. Just give the device time to cool down and then try again at the door. If a blockage or overheating isn't the problem and your door won't open when there's no water, a faulty door switch or control panel may be the cause. These interior items should be checked by a technician

  1. The washer does not leak / the washer is clogged

If your washing machine is not draining properly, it is possible that its drainage system is blocked. A clogged washing machine drain is usually the result of soap scum, dryer lint residue, pockets (tissue paper, coins, etc.) or a build-up of grease, oil and other substances on clothing. First, check the filter for debris. The filter is usually located at the front of the washer and can be rotated. Remove any obstacles you find. If the filter is not obstructed, you should check the hoses. To do this, you must first manually remove the washer. Then pull the washer out of the wall and disconnect the power and hoses. Check the hoses for blockages and remove any that are found. If the washing machine drain problem persists, you may need to manually remove debris from the washing machine drain. To do this, remove the unit's drain pipe, which is located at the back of most laundry units. Once your appliance's drain pipe is disconnected from the washer, there is an additional drain hose that can be disconnected from the pipe. This hose is usually where washer drains become clogged and serves as the main connection between the washer and the home's plumbing system. Once this drain hose is disconnected from the washing machine drain pipe, you will be able to move it as you would any other drain tool. Read more about clogging your washing machine drain. After completing these tasks, set the washing machine to a short wash/rinse cycle. If the block is successfully cleaned, the water will drain and you're back up and running. If it doesn't, the block hasn't been completely erased, or there's a more serious problem that requires a technician (or maybe a new device). Good thing about Washing Machine Repair Abu Dhabi companies is that they work on very tight schedules.

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