4 Common washer problems

Ottawa residents agree that there is no doubt that your washer is one of the most important appliances. You might not use your washer every day, but it will more than earn its keep at least once a week. Just like any other appliance, problems can occur from time to time and washers are no exception. Here are some of the most common washer problems that you may encounter.

Leaks
Figuring out why your washer is leaking could be tricky since there are a number of components that could be to blame. In some instances, more than one part is broken and needs to be replaced. If your washer leaks when running the spin cycle, the drain hose could be at fault. Dirt and residue can build up if you fail to clean your washer regularly. This can result in leaks later on. If you use too much soap, you can also make this problem even worse. Take note of how hard your water is as well as the temperature of the water. The harder and cooler your water, the more detergent you will need. Check all of your hoses to make sure that they are properly connected and that all the clamps are properly secured. Wear and tear are normal, and these parts will need to be replaced from time to time. Pump and tub leaks are also usually due to wear and tear. Professional repairs are essential.

Not turning on
When you try to turn your washing machine on but it does not respond to any commands, you should check your power and plug first. If there are no problems with the plug or your electricity supply, then the problem might be inside the washer itself. Perhaps a poor wire connection or faulty control panel. Either way, when it comes to any electronic problems, it’s important to call a trained professional.

Not draining
After the water and suds have done their job, it’s time for all that dirty water to drain away before the rinse cycle can begin. If at any point your washer does not drain, it could be due to a kink in the water line. Alternatively, it could mean that there is a build up of residue and dirt in the pipes. If you don’t notice any obvious blockages, the pump might be the cause of the problem. This kind of complex problem should be diagnosed and repaired by an appliance repair professional.

Not spinning
When a washer does not spin, it is often due to a faulty lid or door. There are sensors on the doors and lids of washers, and these sensors prevent the spin cycle from initiating. Another possible cause for this problem is a faulty water level control switch or main drive motor problem. Another possibility is a blockage in the drain pump. If you notice that your washer is not spinning or it’s spinning slower than usual, contact a reputable appliance repair technician immediately.

At Capital Appliance Repair, our experienced team performs professional repairs on washers of every make and model. No matter the problem, we will get to the bottom of it and we always arrive prepared to perform repairs on the spot. Call (613) 454-1577 for same day washer repairs in Ottawa.

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