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Most Common Washing Machine Problems

Having a washing machine in your home is an incredible convenience that can often be taken for granted. That is until it falls and leaves you with loads of laundry to sort out on your own. Once you notice problems with your washing machine, schedule repair service immediately to limit the risk of water damage or further difficulties. These signs show that you are probably in need of washing machine repair

No Water In the Drum

If the drum isn’t filling with water, there are several potential causes. There may be an issue with your hot and cold water faucets. There could be a kink in the hose, a clogged filter, or a delayed cycle selection. Seek professional advice if addressing these issues does not solve the problem.

Water Remains In the Drum

No water should be left in the drum once the laundry completes its running. Make sure the drain hose is not clogged, and that clothing hasn’t tangled in the machine and blocked the pump. If that does not resolve the problem, the culprit may be the water pump. Replacing the water pump is best left to an expert.

The Drum Does Not Spin

If the drum does not rotate, the belt or the lid switch could be faulty. Replacing the belt is quite simple. However, replacement of the lid switch is a more complicated repair and should be done by a professional.

Excessive Noise

When you hear louder and strange noises during the wash cycle, the washing machine probably is off-balance. Check the load and make sure that the clothes are distributed evenly. If that is ineffective, check that the washing machine is level on the floor. If you continue to hear a lot of noise, the motor mount or drum may be weak. Accessing the drum or mount can be challenging, and you should ask the help of a repair technician. 

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