Common washing machine problems and how to fix them
Washing machines are pretty sturdy devices, however, regular use can cause a little wear and tear which may result in you needing to carry out a quick fix. Here, we’ve taken a look at some of the most common problems and how to sort them out.
1. The washing machine won’t drain
Uh oh, the washing machine is full of water but it simply won’t drain away. This is usually caused by a blockage in the waste pipe.
Solution: Turn the machine off at the plug. Pull the washing machine out and check the waste pipe for any kinks or bends. If there are none, remove the drain pipe and push a stick or long object through the pipe to try to remove the blockage.
2. The washing machine door won’t open!
You can see your freshly washed clothes in there but the door simply won’t budge.
Solution: This is usually a technology issue. Turn the machine off at the plug, wait 60 seconds and then turn it back on again. If this doesn’t jog it through then put the machine on another short cycle. Your clothes may be washed again but it should encourage the machine to open the door at the end of the cycle.
3. The washing machine moves around when spinning
Is your machine making a thunderous noise and bouncing around the room? There are a few ways to fix this problem.
Solution: Check your washing machine is level on the ground, a machine that’s leaning to one side is going to move while a spin cycle is underway, which could cause damage. Check the washing machine feet and ensure these are all level. Also, try to avoid overloading the machine, as this can cause an imbalance.