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Washer Doesn’t Work: 7 Symptoms, That Warned The Breakage Would Come

The problem number 1 of the washers is that they stop working suddenly. Without any warnings, any signs of the breakage. Or not.

In fact, there are always certain signs of the problem. The washer gives us some signals that it will be dead soon, we just don’t notice or ignore them. Today we will talk about 7 symptoms of the breakage which can’t be ignored.


Symptom 1. The water fills the wash tub too slowly.

When you notice that it started to take more time to fill the wash tub with water than in the first days of the washer’s work, then something is wrong.

Of course, we comfort ourselves by thinking that “it’s ok… it will live through it somehow…”. It won’t, it never does, believe us. How many times we’ve come to repair the washer after the moment «a little trouble» had been missed and it turned into «the trouble». You save your time and money by calling the technician after the first sign of the breakage.

Symptom 2. The tub does not fill with enough water.

This symptom is similar to the first one. When your washing machine isn’t fully filled, that is the water level in the cylinder doesn’t reach the necessary one, then you’ll know – your washing machine is going to break down.

There is a reason for the wash tub to fill with the certain amount of water. In modern machines everything is designed to the smallest details to ensure the best result. However, there is the other side of the story. If something goes wrong, this can jeopardize the whole mechanism. When you ignore the fact that there is less water than necessary in the wash tub, you are running chances not only with the quality of the washing, but also with the functionality of the appliance.


Symptom 3. The water overflows the wash tub.

This problem is the same as the one with the lack of water. If there is too much of it, it is also dangerous. Moreover, at any moment it can cause a flood. If it hasn’t done that already.

Dear friends, if you have to mop the floor during or after the washing because the water is flowing from under the washing machine – believe us, this is not the small inconveniences, which can just be removed with the dry cloth or floor mop. This is a “SOS” signal from your washing machine.

Symptom 4. Water does not drain out of the wash tub.

Do you pump out the water from the wash tub manually? You understand that it shouldn’t be like that, right? If you see some water left in the wash tub after the washing cycle is over, and I’m not talking about several drops, but about the amount of water that draws your attention, then it’s time to call the technician.

Of course, you can find a lot of ‘life hacks’ in the Internet, which seems to help to solve this issue, but we all know what they may bring.

The overflow of water in the wash tub after the washing is over can point to several types of the breakages in such parts as the drain hose for kinks, the water pump, the motor coupler, the drive belt (belt drive only) or even the lid switch (some models). Those can be just simple words for you but the technician will identify immediately what and how should be fixed.

Symptom 5. Clothes are too wet after spin cycle.

It may seem: so what? The clothes are a little bit wet after the washing, but you understand that it shouldn’t be like that, don’t you? In fact, it can be a spin problem or a drain problem.

If the problem is in the spin then this can be because of a partial blockage of the drain hose or because the drain line isn’t clear, or this can be the water pump problem.

If the breakage is caused by the spin problem, then there are some other variants. The problem can be in the water level switch, the lid switch, the centrifugal switch, the water pump, the timer control, the motor coupler, the drive belt (belt drive only). Also, one should check the proper work of the motor, the pulley, the transmission і under the washer for soot (clutch).

Only the real specialist, with great experience, can identify the cause of the breakdown and fix it. So, turn to the professionals.

Symptom 6. Agitator movement is weak or moves in only one direction.

The main complexity in washer repair is that you thought there was the problem with one part of the washer and then it turned out to be totally different issue. The improper agitator movement can be caused by the motor coupler, the motor, the transmission or the pump coupling, so you should also check under the washer for soot (clutch), the pulley or the drive belt (belt drive only).

If you want your washing machine to be repaired properly and effectively then you’d better call the technician and not try your luck.  Here, the chances to lose are greater than in Vegas.


Symptom 7. Noisy or vibrates too much.

This is the most frequent request which we receive. And in this case, to call the technician is the right thing to do. As in majority of cases this is not just a question with odd noise in the house — this is a signal about dangerous condition of your appliance.

Maybe, only the settings should be customized a little bit, but in most cases, if the washer is too loud or is vibrating, this is a sign of the problem with the motor bearings, the drum brakes, the drive belt tension or with the transmission. And this is not the whole list. You don’t need to know all these details or the nuances of work. You should just call the professional who will repair your appliance so it will serve you for a long time afterwards.

So, friends, be careful and pay attention to the signals that your washing machine is giving you. As the problem, noticed and fixed in time, will save and prolong the lifespan of your appliance.


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