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Common Do-it-Yourself Washing Machine Repairs

Common Do-it-Yourself Washing Machine Repairs

Common Do-it-Yourself Washing Machine Repairs

If your machine won’t spin, if it doesn’t drain , can’t turn on, its not washing properly and has ‘premature’ cycles, then it’s probably time you have a look on what is happening without calling a repairman. Opening up your machine may sound complicated, but actually it’s not. You can repair your machine within an hour with the right guidance. If it’s beyond repair and you are looking for something new, check out our list of the best top loading washing machines in India.

Repairing is a simple task, but diagnosing a part to repair is the hard part. A washing machine does many things at the same time. If you machine suddenly stops working, you might not be able to diagnose a part to repair. Those who have the newest version of the washing machine are very lucky because there are electronic diagnostics from the owners manual. But for older machines you need to have a basic understanding of how your machine works.

Before you think of anything else, check the power cable. Most likely a damaged cord, a loose plug or a simple electrical malfunction may be the reason your machine is not performing. The second thing to check is water supply. If both are not the source of your machine malfunction then another logical reason maybe your machine needs to be cleaned. So before you think of any repair method diagnose a logical problem first.

All your washing magic start with washer cabinet. This is the part that is mostly found on top,(for the most brands) This is where you first disassemble. But make sure your water and power sources are disconnected. You need to look for any other possible problem. Observation skills here are required. With the washer cabinet removed, you will be able to see most parts that need to be fixed or replaced.  It’s very easy to notice a worn out part.

Your washer won’t turn on.

If your washer doesn’t start, you will need to check the timer, switches or control panel. The timer controls almost every operation on your machine i.e water level, cycles and cycles sequence. If you detect a problem within your timer, it’s better to call a professional repair man. However there a couple of things you can do before then. Examine whether the wires connected to the timer are loose, and put them into position.

If Your Machine is Leaking.

Water leaks in a washer machine can be detected by looking at broken hoses, loose connections or a defective seal. Tightening or replacing them will eliminate those leak.

Incomplete cycles and noisy.

The washer belts may be damaged if not being worn out bringing about a noisy operation on your machine. Fortunately, it’s very easy to access it, repair it or even replace it. All you need to do is remove the back panel of your washer. Loosen some bolt on the motor and then replace a new one. It might not necessarily be damaged, so check whether it was loose or maybe too tight.

Sometimes you do not need to tear your washer apart, just observe keenly. Sometimes all you need to do is re-position your washer or just level the machine. Observe the symptoms before making any hasty decisions.

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