Today – COMMON PROBLEMS OF WASHING MACHINES
COMMON PROBLEMS OF WASHING MACHINES
Most homes and laundry outlets, if not all, have washing machines. And as outfits are changed daily, it invariably means that the washing machines get used frequently. This automatically exposes the machines to some issues or normal wear and tear from usage. It is then important that owners know the common problems that are associated with washing machines, can identify such problems, and if possible, fix them if a professional is not available. Note that the previous statement does not entirely dispense with the need for a professional but for something as easy as connecting a hose, for example, you don’t need one.
A VIBRATING MACHINE
Everyone who owns a machine has most likely had a situation where the machine vibrates noisily and moves from its original position. There are a number of reasons why your machine would vibrate. The most common reasons are that the washing machine is not well balanced on the floor, or the laundry inside is not arranged properly. This is quite easy to fix. Simply rearrange the clothes or make sure that the machine is standing on level ground.
Due to constant usage, lint, objects or debris that might be in your laundry can clog the drain. That’s why it is important to always clean washers after use to reduce the chances of this happening. Removing the washing machine drain pump or hose to clean them manually should fix this problem. If that does not work, you might have to consider getting a replacement from stores where washing machine parts are sold like spares2you.
REFUSAL TO SPIN
This might be as a result of overloading the machine, failing to arrange laundry properly, a faulty drive belt, or a clogged drain. This issue can be solved by rearranging or reducing the laundry deposited in the washer. Consider replacing the drive belt if this is the problem (preferably with the help of a professional). For a clogged drain, repeat the already highlighted process above.
FAULTY DETERGENT DISPENSER
The major cause of this problem is using products that are not meant for the machine you have purchased. To avoid running into this particular problem, ensure that you read the owner’s manual carefully. It becomes a problem when a machine has been designed for liquid products, and you use powder-based products. If you run into this problem, try rinsing the dispenser with clean water or white vinegar.
BAD SMELL FROM MACHINE
Naturally, bacteria and mould will find their way into dark and wet spaces and give off a bad smell over time. The best way to avoid this is to rinse your washing machine thoroughly after each use and give it a proper clean every month.
It is almost impossible to own a washing machine and not encounter at least one of these problems. Knowing how to tackle them is a bonus for you. But if by any chance find that the problem is more complex, employ the services of a professional immediately.
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