We all go through this – a divine Sunday full of house chores. And one look at your overflowing laundry basket, after a tiresome week, gives you the jitters. If you own a good make fully automatic washing machine, you know after putting in the laundry, you can relax and focus on completing other chores.
And then, one fine Sunday morning, you wake up to see the same stuffed laundry basket and go to start the washing machine, and it doesn’t work, your heart sinks.
And just out of the blue, the piece of machinery you thought the best buy with reliable technology, and a long and error-free life, has just ceased to function. So what’s your plan B? How do you get a week long bag full of laundry get cleaned? Do you drag yourself down to the laundryman and pray that he cleans it today, or you run down to the laundromat and man-handle 20 others to get your laundry done before theirs?
Washing machines are a complex set of equipment. There are so many functions in this one piece of appliance that it may become difficult for a layperson to diagnose the issue and repair it. So we have consolidated the best solution considering the time you have in hand. With this article, we share recommended precise but simple steps you can take to diagnose an issue with your machine and then fix it.
A piece of advice: Before you lay your inexperienced hands on your washing machine, make sure it’s unplugged. Disconnect the grounding wire and the water hoses as well.
For the Beginners: How to initiate the task of fixing
Diagnosis is possible, even for the beginners. You can find many Do-It-Yourself videos on how to fix your washer on many video channels. All you need is a bit of patience and a basic know-how on washing machine system.
We have listed step by step prognoses of a non-functional washer, and then apparent repair technique for it:
- Start with basics of basic – Check electrical connection to your machine
The first check – Is your washing machine plugged in and receiving power? Most of the time the glitch is due to interrupted electricity supply in the socket, wire not connected correctly, or a damaged cord. In case, the components mentioned above are in good shape then there could be a chance of a blown a fuse. Either of these is an easy fix.
But if the appliance is receiving power and still malfunctioning, then probably the issue is routed inside the machine. For this, you need to keep the product booklet handy to understand the internal environment of the appliance.
After the electrical supply check, look into the water inlet point. If you turn the knobs wrongly, or the hoses are coiled up, it stops the supply. A quick check on these may resolve the problem. Do check if both water faucets are turned on and that all hoses aren’t coiling up anywhere. If … Read More