4 Reasons Why Your Washer Isn’t Washing
Does your washer seem to be leaving behind some residue in your clothes? Have you ever noticed that when your washing machine finishes a load of laundry it still seems dirty? Do you have to re-wash the items to get them truly clean? These are all signs that your washer is having some issues. This article will discuss some of the most common problems. We’ll also cover some steps you can take to restore your washer to full working condition again. In the end, the right washing machine repair will improve and extend its life, saving you money and headaches later on.
Consider the following four reasons why your washer isn’t washing. You may be able to fix it quickly yourself or you may need to call a Winnipeg washer repair service to help.
1. Your Washer is Full of Lint
If your clothes are piling up and your washer has been un-used for some time, then it’s likely that there is a lot of lint built up in the pipes. This can cause poor water flow through the machine and cause your clothes not to get clean. The solution is to run a few cycles with no clothes in it to clear out this lint build up.
2. The timer motor has failed
this will prevent the washer from operating properly. The washer will not start and it will not continue through the wash cycle. The timer motor is a small component in the control panel of your washing machine that helps to control various functions within the machine. It has two main functions:
The first function is to act as a switch for different settings such as spin, drain and rinse. When you select a particular setting on your washing machine, this then triggers the timer motor to start working. When you change settings during a wash cycle, this also causes the timer motor to operate again as well.
The second function of the timer motor is to count down time for each cycle that you choose on your machine such as 30 minutes for a rinse cycle or 45 minutes for an intensive wash cycle etc.
3. Water Heater is too Hot
If your washer isn’t washing, the first thing you should do is check the water temperature. If it’s too hot, it may be damaging your clothes and preventing them from getting clean.
To check the water temperature, turn on your hot water faucet and let it run until the tank fills up with hot water. Then check the temperature of the water in the tank with a thermometer or test strip. You should see numbers anywhere between 120°F to 140°F (49°C to 60°C). Lower than 120°F (49°C) or higher than 140°F (60°C) may cause problems when washing clothes.
If your hot water heater isn’t set correctly, you can fix this by adjusting it yourself or hiring a plumber, or a Winnipeg appliance repair company to make adjustments for you.
4. You’re Overloading The Washing Machine
Most of us have been guilty of overloading the washing machine at some point or another. You pack in as many clothes as possible and then you wonder why it takes so long for your machine to get through the cycle. This is because overloading the machine means that there’s too much weight for the drum to spin properly. As a result, the machine has to turn incredibly slowly which will take up more energy and make your clothes take longer than usual to wash properly.
Despite the troubleshooting steps we’ve covered here, there’s a chance that you won’t get your washer working right away. In fact, you may find yourself venturing down a long and frustrating path before you can solve the issue. If this happens to you, remember the following: stay calm and collected. If the issue is a simple mistake, then chances are that one of these steps will fix it. If it doesn’t, then make a note of what didn’t work and keep researching. Your solution is out there, so continue pressing forward until you find it. When all else fails, call in a repairman—it’s better to be safe than sorry!
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