From being a luxury, washing machines have become a necessity and it available in almost every Indian household. Washing machines come in a wide range of designs from various different brands. There are quite a few ways in which a washing machine can break down. Even though you need a trained and experienced service provider to fix most of the issues, there are a few problems that you can try and fix yourself.
Common washing machine problems and solutions
1. Washing Machine Does Not Start
There could be a lot of reasons why your washing machine fails to start. The first step is to ensure that there is enough power flow to the machine. Check and ensure that the power socket is working, that there are no loose connections, and the fuse is intact. If the problem persists, it could be due to the failure of the main power switch or the control module (PCB). We suggest that you get help from a professional to examine the washing machine if you don’t have experience in working with live wires and high voltages.
2. Washing Machine is Too Noisy
Coins and debris trapped in between the outer tub and drum is the most common cause of noise in a washing machine. These things could sometimes cause fatal damage to the washing machine and any clothing in it. Make sure you clear out all the pockets of clothes before you put them in the machine.
The bearings of the washing machine can degrade and cause loud noises while rotating over time. You should lubricate the bearings with grease (or oil) if you feel they have degraded because operating a washing machine with a faulty bearing could be fatal for your machine.
3. Washing Machine Vibrates Too Much
The most common reason why your washing machine vibrates too much is because of an unbalanced tub or the entire washing machine. To counteract this, ensure that the washing machine is placed on a completely flat horizontal surface. You can also get a stand/trolley with adjustable screws beneath.
The tubs could also be unbalanced due to wear and tear in some cases. This happens mostly when you overload the machine with clothes. Make sure that you don’t overload the machine to prevent the degradation of the suspension mechanism.
4. Washing Machine Do Not Drain
If your washing machine makes a lot of noise when draining or just fails to drain the water completely, the most common reason is a faulty or blocked drain pump. Blockage in the pump could be due to the accumulation of cloth fibers and dirt. You can solve this by simply cleaning up the pump and the connected hose. Although, we strongly recommend that you get help from a professional for this task as it will require dismantling the pump assembly.
5. Washing Machine Do Not Spin
The spinning mechanism on your washing machine is connected to the drainage system. If the draining doesn’t work, the machine will not spin. The pump filter may be blocked or the hose from the drum going to the pump may be blocked. Check if the carbon brushes on the motor are worn-out or not because the motor capacitor might be failed if it doesn’t have brushes. There can also be a case where the belt from the motor to the drum may be snapped or has come off.
6. Over-Filling Or Under-Filling
If you find that your washing machine is overfilling or underfilling, the most common cause could be a faulty pressure switch or a hole in the pressure pipe. You can check if the switch is working by blowing into it. If you hear one or more clicks, it means that the switch is working fine. Check and ensure that the pressure pipe is not damaged. Remove the chamber and wash it. Also, ensure that the filter mesh is clean in case you have attached a filter in the water intake pipe.
So, to Conclude:
Washing machines make our daily life so much easier, but, like any other appliance, they can break. If there’s something wrong with your washing machine, it’s essential to switch it off immediately and call in an expert. Find the best trained and experienced washing machine technicians only through HomeTriangle. Call 76 76 000 100 to book an appointment today.