Common Washing Machine Issues

We tend to take our washing machines for granted. We load them up week after week, day after day, full of dirty clothes expecting them to come out squeaky clean. We don’t realize how important they are until they are suddenly not working properly. All washing machines have issues eventually, ranging from simple fixes to complicated repairs. Let’s take a look at some common washing machine issues you may be experiencing.

Won’t Turn On

Nothing is more frustrating than hauling a load of dirty clothes to the washer only to have nothing happen when you turn the dial. There could be a very simple solution to this problem such as a loose power cord or a blown circuit. Once you’ve checked the obvious and it still won’t turn on, you might have one of several possible issues. An overheated motor can cause the machine to shut down or a broken lid switch could be preventing it from turning on. If you can’t find an easy fix for this issue, call a repair company right away to have your machine looked at.

Not Draining Properly

If your washing machine is full of water at the end of a washing cycle or water is on the floor by the machine, you have a draining issue. This could be as simple as a clog or a bad pump, but an appliance repair professional should be called if you can’t find the source of the problem.

Won’t Spin

The spinning or agitating feature on your washer is how it cleans your clothes, so when this isn’t working properly, your clothes aren’t getting clean. First, check to make sure you haven’t accidentally set the washer to a “soak” cycle and make sure the clothes are evenly distributed in the basket. If this didn’t fix the problem, it could be a more pressing issue like a broken belt or an issue with the motor.

If you’re experiencing any of these common issues with your washing machine, call Express Appliance Service right away.