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Ultimate Guide: How to fix the washing machine
We can even be tempted to disregard a little issue in the hopes that it will go away. Unfortunately, that minor issue can quickly escalate into something more serious, turning your life upside down.
Don't get too worked up over it. Here's a rundown of the most common issues and washing machine repair ideas to help you troubleshoot your own problems.
Our step-by-step instructions will show you what to look for, how to identify the most frequent problems, and how to repair a washing machine on your own.
Make sure you have the following tools before beginning your washing machine repair:
- Set of screwdrivers
- Set of nut drivers
- Set of sockets and ratchets
- Electrical tester with a multimeter
Steps for Washing Machine Fixing
How to Fix Washer at Home
If electricity is flowing to the machine, it's possible that the motor has overheated. This is a safety feature, and it will start up again after it has cooled down. If this occurs frequently, a professional assessment to determine the cause may be required.
Check the lid switch to ensure it is correctly positioned and seated. This small plastic plate under the lid is a safety precaution that prevents the machine from operating until it is closed.
Another problem could be a clogged drain pump. To do so, you'll need to remove the washing machine's outer cabinet (some lift completely off, while others have removable front and back panels).
Remove the pump (together with the pump belt and three holding screws) to make sure it isn't stuck by a loose coin or sock. If this is the case, remove the impediment as soon as possible. Another problem could be that the impeller blades have cracked or that the motor has seized.