There are many defects that can occur in a washing machine. Only a washing machine repair service can help you for some of these defects. However,
many defects can also be fixed by yourself, or you can take measures to
reduce the probability that these defects occur at all.
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Common problems with washing machines
There are some problems that are common in washing machines. First, let’s
start with the list of problems, for which solutions will be shown in the rest of
the text. One of these problems is that the laundry does not get clean
properly. It can also happen that the washing machine does not spin the
clothes properly. Sometimes there is no water flowing into the machine. Or the
water does not come out after the washing process and is still in the washing
drum when the machine is opened. But it can also be that water comes out of
the washing machine during the washing process. All these problems are not
nice, but in many cases, they can be prevented or fixed by the user. However,
it is always possible that behind the problems lies a defect, where only a
washing machine repair service can help you.
Solutions for the problems mentioned
If the laundry no longer gets properly clean, this can be due to various
reasons. On the one hand, it may be that you have used a short wash
program too often. But it can also be that you have selected the wrong
program, or there is simply too much laundry in the washing machine. Or the
machine may be too dirty. In these cases, you should use special washing
machine cleaners, which you should always do anyway to prevent such
problems. Also, you can take a smaller amount of laundry to see if it gets
clean then. Also, it may be that the machine is not properly straightened.
If there is something wrong with the electronics or other components, you
should contact a washing machine repair service. If the water is no longer
coming in, you should first check whether the door is properly closed. Then
see if there are any defects in the hoses and if you can fix them yourself. You
can also open the faucet further to get water flowing. If none of this helps, you
also need help because the pump is probably faulty. If water is leaking from
the washing machine while washing, you first need to figure out where the
water is going.
Most of the time, you can easily close the leak again by removing foreign
objects that prevent the door from closing properly or by closing the door more
tightly. If the water is leaking from pipes, it is more difficult. If you can not close
the leak here, you need help with this washing machine repair. If you are
handy, you can also try to replace the rubber seals yourself. But even here, in
many cases, you should rather call the repair service. Normally, however, the
washing machine can continue to operate by simply using a bucket that
catches the water first. If the water is no longer pumped out, then there is
almost always something wrong with the pump or the pipes. Unfortunately,
these defects can usually not be fixed by the user.
Time for a repair?
Many defects are possible in a washing machine, and fortunately, you can
mostly fix them yourself. However, for some defects or if you simply can not
find a solution, you must contact a washing machine repair service. In any
case, you should always be careful with a washing machine. After all, the
combination of water and electronics should be treated with caution, and you
should not become careless.