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7 steps to fix a washing machine that doesn’t wash 

How can you fix your washing machine by yourself? Let Maydone help. Washing machines are essential in any household, handling one of the most common and time-consuming tasks, washing our clothes and more. However, like most appliances they can stop working if something goes wrong. When your washing machine stops working you can always reach out to experts in your area or this blog to guide you.  We have written a separate article on clutch repair.

What are the steps to fix a washing machine that won’t wash?

The main thing you need to do to fix a broken washing machine is to figure out where the problem is. We’ll show you all the places to look at and rule out. 

Step 1: Check the Power Supply

The first thing you need to do when your washing machine is not washing is to check the power supply. Ensure the machine is properly plugged in and the circuit breaker has not tripped. If you find that the circuit breaker has tripped, reset it and try to operate the washing machine again.

Step 2: Check the Water Supply

The next thing to check is the water supply to the washing machine. Ensure that the water supply valves are turned on and that there is adequate water pressure. If the water pressure is low, it can affect the machine’s washing performance.

Step 3: Check the Detergent Dispenser

If the detergent dispenser is clogged, it can affect the machine’s washing performance. Clean the detergent dispenser thoroughly and ensure that it is not blocked. If it is, it can prevent the detergent from being distributed properly, which can affect washing performance.

Step 4: Check the Drain Hose

If the drain hose is clogged or kinked, it can prevent the water from draining properly, which can affect the machine’s washing performance. Check the drain hose for any clogs or kinks, and clean or straighten it if necessary.

Pro Tip: Getting your washing machine professionally installed is one of the best ways to avoid these issues 

Step 5: Check the Agitator

The agitator is the part of the washing machine that rotates and agitates the clothes during the wash cycle. If the agitator is not functioning correctly, it can affect the machine’s washing performance. Check the agitator for any damage or wear and tear, and replace it if necessary.

Step 6: Check the Belt

If your washing machine has a belt-driven motor, the belt may have become loose or worn out, preventing the agitator from rotating properly. Check the belt for any signs of wear and tear, and replace it if necessary.

Step 7: Check the Motor

If none of the above steps help resolve the issue, it is possible that the motor of the washing machine is faulty. In this case, it may be best to call a professional technician to diagnose and fix the problem.

Get your washing machine professionally repaired 

There you have it. If your washing machine is not washing clothes properly, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and fix the problem. 

By checking and ruling out the power supply, water supply, detergent dispenser, drain hose, agitator, and belt, you can identify and fix the problem in most cases. However, if the problem persists, it may be best to call a professional appliance washing machine repair technician to diagnose and fix the problem.

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