Washing Machine Repair – Common Problems
Even minor washer repairs are a nuisance to your home’s functioning, and require immediate correction. To help you figure out what’s wrong with your washer, take a look at the following symptoms and possible solutions. Get in touch with Appliance Handyman London technicians if you need more information about your problem.
Washer door doesn’t open.
Usually, if you washer door won’t open this indicated the washer’s inability to drain. To protect against water damage, washers will automatically lock if any excess water remains in the drum. Check this by turning the machine to spin cycle to force the water out. If this doesn’t work, drain the machine manually by opening the drain pipe, and draining the water into a bucket.
Washer won’t start.
Check to see if your machine is correctly plugged in, if your water valve is open or is the door latch is closed properly. Open and close the door, pushing on it. If neither of these solutions works, there may be a problem with the sensor or pressure pad of your door. You can try wiping the door and latch with a cloth, and check the seal around the door.
The washer is vibrating excessively.
You’re most likely putting too large a load into the drum. Reduce the load, and check that the area the washer is placed on is level and doesn’t have any water damage, and that the feet of the machine are properly aligned.
The washer is leaking.
This may be due to a blockage, or a fracture or a break in the drain hose. If you have a front load washer, it may also be caused by detergent and dirt build up preventing proper sealing. Check for pipe leaks, and use a warm towel to clean the seal.
Washing Machine Repairs Which May Require a Technician’s Assistance
If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, it may be a better idea to call a technician instead of attempting repairs for yourself:
Washer cycle problems: usually, this will require electrical repairs or timer repairs, which are complicated and difficult to diagnose.
Washer spinning problems: as there is a variety of reasons for improper spinning, including defective lid switch or plunger, burned out the spin solenoid, damages wiring, belt drive issues or bad timers, we recommend contacting a professional for repairs.
Completely dead washer: truth be told, there are simply too many possibilities for a dead washer to even list them. Get in touch and we’ll help you get to the root of the problem ASAP.
Appliance Handyman can help replace or repair any parts in your washer, and offers a wide range of services for top loading washing machines, combination units, compact washing machines and front-loading machines.
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Don’t let dirty laundry pile up. Get your washer fixed in record time with Appliance Handyman. We can set you up for regular washing machine maintenance or repairs. Get in touch with our qualified technicians today, and experience the difference quality customer service and professional repairs makes.