Troubleshooting: how to fix 3 common washing machines issues
Washing machines are the integral appliances of any household, they help what would be a time-consuming task be done in minutes and play a big role in our lives going smoothly, not to mention allowing us to show up in the right outfit. That’s why it’s important for you to get the basic tips on how to fix the most common washing machine issues. So, you can handle these yourself and carry on quickly.
Knowing how to address these issues yourself will help you care for your appliances. Having this practice also allows you to recognize when it’s time to call the experts like our technicians at Maydone to repair your washing machine. Let’s get started with the foundations of any washing machine repair work.
- Washing machine fixes can be messy because they involve water and detergent in most cases. So, you need to have a mop and buckets ready for clean up.
- Because there is water involved you need to unplug the machine in most cases, wear safety gloves, shoes and be aware.
- Have your washing machine manual close by to consult
Those 3 tips are the start of your appliance repair journey, now let’s get to the issues.
What to do if your washing machine isn’t draining?
The most logical reason your washing machine isn’t draining is because of clogging, meaning there is a buildup of debris either on the drain pump, water hose, or entry and exit points for the water.
- To clean a clogged drain you can use hot water and a long thing object like a stick to push the debris out, it depends on how hard and how much debris there is, you might need to do this several times
- To clean the hose detach it from the washing machines and run hot water through it to clear the debris out, be careful not to bend or scratch the hose while cleaning it
- To clean the entry point locate the point with your manual, usually, it’s at the back of the washing machines, you’ll need to screw it loose and clean the obstruction
- To clean the exit point just go to the output point of the drain, disconnect the hose and clean it
If none of these work, the problem might be the functioning of the pump itself and you might need to call an appliance repair team to assess it, fix it or get it replaced.
What to do if your washing machine moves a lot?
Nobody wants a dancing washing machine, it can be a mess, damage your floor, and become dangerous for some homes with children. The main causes behind a moving washing machine are unbalanced placing or slippery floor, here’s what you can do to fix it.
- Make sure your washing machines are placed at level ground, you can use a bubble level to measure it. If it is not, begin to change the placement until you reach a balanced level placement. This will help stabilize the appliance and stop movement.
- Use non-slip pads at the bottom of your washing machine, this can help for appliances placed on sleek floors that don’t have too much grip. It will stop the washing machine from changing locations.
To avoid this issue you can also: get your washing machine installed by professionals and balance out your laundry loads so the weights don’t push the washing machine to any side.
What to do if your washing machine is loud?
Constant, repetitive noises when you are washing your clothes can drive you up a wall, so if you have a loud washing machine you want to tackle that quickly. Thankfully the issue is pretty straightforward, if your washing machine is being loud there is probably something clunking in there or you need to adjust its base.
- The first thing you should try is to take a look inside to see if there is any object trapped between the outer seal and the inner drum. Take it out gently and say goodbye to the noise.
- If you don’t find anything, level your washing machine or try using a nonslip mat underneath the appliance so it reduces the vibration.
Super loud noises might be a sign of a loose drum or other issues you should get an expert to look at.