How to Repair a Washing Machine

A washing machine is a machine designed to clean laundry such as clothes, sheets, and towels. Water, soap, and laundry are tumbled and rotated inside the machine to remove dirt. This action makes sure that the soap works properly on the dirty laundry. The laundry can then be washed later with water so that it is rinsed properly.

These machines can malfunction when they are not operated properly or when they become old.To determine if a machine is broken, check if it overheats or makes loud noises when it is working. If it stops working altogether, it definitely needs repairs or even a replacement.

Some common causes of malfunctions include an agitator or switch which is not properly working and problems in the distribution of electric power.

When you have identified the cause of malfunction of your washing machine, follow the procedures involved in repairing a specific problem.


Fixing an Agitator That’s Not Working


Remove the agitator and examine it carefully. If you see that the agitator is not broken, install it again. If it is slowly moving, the problem could be because of the agitator’s clutch assembly.

The clutch assembly has parts that pop up and depress with every turn. If these parts are worn out, you can simply have the clutch assembly replaced by purchasing one from a home improvement store or from the manufacturer.


Fixing Electrical Problems


Begin by unplugging the machine. Look at the fuse box and electrical outlet used by the machine. Your washing machine may need a higher voltage to work properly. In this case, you should modify your laundry room’s electrical system. It will be better to ask a professional electrician to do that.

You should also look at the electric cord of the machine. Check if the cord is broken and the wires are exposed. If the machine’s timer or thermostat is not working properly, you can check its connection. If the connection has no problem, you should have the said component replaced.