Having a broken washing machine can be a challenging experience. Piles of dirty clothes, trips to the Laundromat, expensive cleaning services – it is frustrating to say the least. The good news is that if you spot problems early – and know who to call in case of emergencies – you can save yourself a lot of headaches.
We want you to be prepared in the event something goes wrong, so let’s take a look at some of the most common washing machine problems people face:
1. Your washing machine is not draining
If your washing machine is not draining, it could be a simple matter of having a blocked drainpipe. The clog can occur at any number of points between the washing machine and the end of the pipe. If you have a drain snake, you may be able to unclog the pipe yourself.
Another common problem of a washing machine being unable to drain is a broken pump. If you suspect this is the case, it best to call a professional to come in and replace the pump.
2. Your washing machine is leaking
Leaks can occur from the front, back or underneath your machine – and they happen for a number of reasons. If your machine is overloaded or not level, fixing the problem may be as simple as reducing your load and/or levelling out the washing machine.
Also check to make sure your drainpipe is securely fastened to the back of the unit. If none of this works, again, it may involve a broken water pump. Broken pumps will need to be replaced before any further use to avoid water falling directly onto the motor, causing it to fail.
3. Your washing machine is not spinning
If your washing machine is not spinning, it could be for a number of reasons. If you try to spin the drum manually and face no resistance, it could indicate a broken drive belt.
Problems could also lie with the pump, the lid switch, drive motor or motor coupler. In most of these cases, repairs should be done by a professional.
If your washing machine exhibits any of the problems described above, give the Matic Service team a call on (02) 9709 6188 to schedule an appointment today.