Washing Machine Repair: Keep it Simple

(Last Updated On: November 14, 2018 )

Today is the one and only day of the week to get all the laundry completed. You have sorted your laundry and made sure you have all the necessary detergents. But once you load the washer and turn it on, nothing happens. Now you have to load everything into the car and find the closest laundromat and spend money you had not planned on spending to get the laundry done.

If this has happened to you, then reading this article may save your day!

Washing Machine Power

Washing machines are the powerhouse of the home. They are probably the most used appliance and function to keep our clothes clean and smelling fresh. Without them, times are tough.

How to Repair a Washing Machine

Washing machine repair can be a tough process, but not impossible. They are steps to take and success can be had. Most often, we need to remember that the repair is often simple.

Washing machine repair begins with unplugging your machine. This will decrease your chances of possible electrocution. Common problems that plague washing machines are often issues relating to power or water sources. Make sure the cord is not torn or cracked if there is an issue with your washing machine not turning on. You should also check your outlet and circuit breaker. These are simple fixes for a common problem.

Washing machine water source problems are often related to a switch malfunction. Make a quick inspection of all knobs on your washer. Sometimes they can get turned accidently causing your washer to not turn on or begin filling. Other parts to look at are the water shutoff valves. Make sure they are turned on and all the hoses are kink free.

Dig a Little Deeper

Washing machine repair may require going to a deeper level when the above-mentioned sources are not the problem. We will need to dig deeper into the entrails of the washing machine. To do this, you will need to disassemble the washer. This means to take the washer cabinet off and dive into all the parts of the machine.

Washing machine repair will entail looking at all the switches inside. Washing machines have a complicated system, so take your time. Each switch has a specific function. If a switch is loose or faulty, you will need to either tighten it up or replace the faulty switch.

Washing machine repairs on timers get a little more complicated. You will have to test them with special equipment. This may mean you’ll need to call the repairman. They are your best choice when testing or replacing a timer.

To get even deeper in your washing machine repair, you may need to to check the valves. Valves allow your washer tub to fill up with water. Check your agitator as well and replace or clean dirty parts.