If the washing machine does not work and no indicator light flashes, there are two possible causes of the problem. According to user reviews, these malfunctions occur most often.
- The power cord from the electrical network is damaged
Carefully inspect the wire for frayed or broken sections. If you find a damaged area, isolate it and check the machine again.
- The plug of the cord has failed
Sometimes the plastic part can melt or the contacts can be damaged. In this case, there is only one way to eliminate the breakdown – to replace the damaged element with a new one.
If both options are not confirmed, the outlet is working, and electricity is coming to the apartment, we recommend that you contact a Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company specialist for help. Most likely, you yourself will not be able to handle the repair.
The washing machine does not start washing, the hatch door does not lock
If such a situation occurred with your machine, you need to inspect:
- Are the door hinges crooked?
If this happens, the catch tab will not reach the desired hole and you will not hear the lock. To deal with the breakdown, you need to use a screwdriver to tighten the screws that hold the door.
- Has the tongue not loosened or is it fixed?
This often happens. Leads to the fact that the lock does not close and the washing program does not start. The screws holding the latch can also be tightened by yourself after disassembling the door. To disassemble, you need to unscrew the fixing screws and completely remove the door. Next, armed with a repair kit, unscrew the screws around the perimeter of the latch and, replacing the tab with a new one, assemble the structure and screw the door in place.
In addition to mechanical failures, electronic failures are possible – when the characteristic sound of the electronic lock closing is not heard and water does not enter the tank. In this case, two possible malfunctions should be excluded:
Malfunction of the hatch locking device
If the element does not work, the electronic module of the device does not receive a signal from the blocker and the lock does not work. In this case, washing is impossible, and the hatch locking device requires replacement. In order to verify the malfunction and, if necessary, replace the locking device, you need to unscrew the fastening screws and remove the hatch locking device. Next, check its operability by connecting a multimeter to the contacts of the part. If there is no resistance, disconnect the hatch locking device and replace it with a new one.
Breakdown of the electronic module
A malfunction of this element is indicated by the absence of a burning indicator in the form of a lock. And the situation when the hatch door is fixed, but the washing program is running.
If the electronic module fails, we recommend contacting a Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company technician, as you most likely will not be able to fix the situation yourself.
Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of washing machines it is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient washing machine repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of washing machine repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a washing machine repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your machine will work properly for a long time.