You probably don't think about how much you rely on your washing machine, but when a problem develops, you will quickly realise how essential it is for you and your family. If your washing machine breaks down, you will be left to either wash your clothes by hand or transport them to and from a laundrette. Oftentimes with washing machines, there are some initial faults that develop that are like warning signs of more serious problems ahead. If you ignore these problems when they arise, your washing machine may completely die on you. Here are four common washing machine problems you should have fixed as soon as they develop:
A Leaking Washing Machine
There's nothing fun about finding a puddle of water around your washing machine, but it may just be that the water hose has come loose. This can happen over time due to how much your washing machine vibrates when spinning. If the hose connection is fine, you may be dealing with worn-out washers or seals. Alternatively, the drain hose could be cracked and simply needs to be replaced.
A Noisy Washing Machine
If your washing machine is louder than normal, it may simply be that you've left something in a pocket and that thing is now bouncing around in the machine's inner drum. If this isn't the cause, the motor may be faulty. Your machine will need to be opened up to establish what parts need to be replaced or repaired.
A Moving Washing Machine
Although your washing machine will vibrate during the spin cycle, it shouldn't move from its normal position. If you find the machine is slowly making its way across the floor, it may be the legs need to be adjusted, as washing machines should be used on even ground. However, if that's not the cause of the movement, the suspension rods may be either loose or faulty. Faulty rods will need to be replaced to prevent further damage to the internal components of your washing machine.
A Machine That Won't Spin
If your machine won't spin or isn't spinning properly, you'll be left with a load of soaking washing that needs to be manually wrung out. Overloading your machine can prevent it from spinning properly, but the problem can also be caused by a blocked drain pump or a problem with either the motor or the control board. It may be necessary to open the machine up to establish what part is faulty.
If your washing machine isn't working as it should be, contact an appliance repair company to have a look at it before further damage occurs.
20 December 2022
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