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Do It Yourself Washing Machine Repair

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Washing machines are very difficult to repair because the problems are very hard to diagnose. You will need to pay close attention to a lot of details because there are so many functions that a washing machine have. This guide will show you step-by-step on what to repair your own washing machine.

Things You Will Need

-Unplug the washer first (water hose, wires, etc.)
-Check the materials that you will need in the manual



Step 1

Did you check that the washing machine is receiving power? Take a good look at the plug, and check if the cords have any problems. Sometimes, it might not even be the washing machine because the outlet has problems. Check to see if you have a faulty outlet. Does your washing machine come with a reset button? If so, hit the button to see if it works.

Step 2

Take a look at the washing machine door. Can it be closed properly? Is there something that is jamming it? A washing machine cannot function properly if the door is not closed all the way.


Step 3

Some washers come with a water-saver button. Make sure that the button is depressed so the washing machine can function properly.

Step 4

Are the temperatures set correctly? You can see it in the control panel of the washer. Improper temperature can possibly ruin clothes.

Step 5

Sometimes, the problems of the washing machine can be a problem in the inside. Remember, make sure the washer is completely unplugged before you begin disassembling it. Most washers are very easy to disassemble, such as, simply using a screwdriver.

- Look for the lid switch to see if it is clogged. If it has too much build-up, it can stop the washing machine from functioning. If it is cleaned, but still not functioning, it might be a loose screw. Make sure the lid switch is screwed in enough, but not too tight. If nothing still works, you might have to replace the lid switch, which is fairly cheap.

- Take a look at the water switch. It is usually connected by the water hose. A loose water hose can cause overflow of the washing machine tub. If the hose is fine, then it might be the water switch itself. Since it is hard to tell whether or not it is fault, you might have to take it to a professional if the instruction manual doesn't specify the problem and how to fix it.





Step 6

Water leak is the most common washing machine problem. Most of the time, it is simply a loose splash guard or drain hoses. These can be easily replaced or fixed by tightening it up.

If you have a motor problem in the washing machine, I strongly recommend you let professionals handle the problem. You can easily make a mistake that can ruin the entire washing machine. Even the best rated washing machines can have problems that require professionals to take care of. When you are unsure of fixing a problem, always look for help!

Tips & Warnings

Never diagnose or fix a washing machine while it is plugged in.

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