What Happens When Your Washing Machine Just Doesn't Work?
What happens when your washing machine just doesn't work? Or, more
accurately, what happens after you kick the machine, say a few unsavory
words and drag your laundry to the Laundromat? Don't fret. Most people
would immediately start their search of a new washer, but what most people
don't know is that most repairs can be done yourself. What happens next is
that you should begin investigating why your machine isn't working and take
the necessary steps to fix it so that you can once again do laundry in the
comfort of your own home.
There are many different reasons why a washing machine may suddenly stop
working. Some are easy fixes that do not require you to purchase any appliance
parts nor to make any repairs. For
example, you should make sure that the machine is securely plugged in, set
to the right settings and that the door is completely closed. Next, make
sure that there is no problem with the power supply and that the fuse or
circuit leading the washing machine is working properly. If you have any
doubt about the electricity then you should test the outlet for an electric
current. You also should make sure that the water supply valves are turned
on and operating correctly.
If none of those simple fixes correct the problem, then it is time to test
some of the different parts of the washing machine. Many websites that
specialize in appliance repair can
give you step by step instructions for testing various parts of your washing
machine. Some common parts to test include, the water level switch, the lid
switch, the water inlet valve, the water pump, the centrifugal switch and
the motor. Once you have tested and found the problem, it is a simple
repair from that point.
Many of the websites that you use for instructions on how to test the parts
of your washing machine also sell high quality washing machine parts such as
It is important to purchase new and high quality parts so that your machine
will continue to operate well for many years to come. Many times people
take the shortcut and try to buy aftermarket Maytag
aftermarket parts are installed on your washing machine, it automatically
voids any factory warranty you had on the machine. Also, the aftermarket
parts are not up to the same quality and usually do not come with a warranty
that most genuine appliance parts have.
A broken washing machine can be a big distraction. It costs a lot of time
and energy, not to mention frustration, to do your laundry elsewhere while
your machine is out of service. So, take the time to test your washing
machine and fix the required parts so that it is up and running again