So. The washing machine does not turn on during washing. Something needs to be done.
FORTUNATELY, to find the cause of the malfunction and solve it, a master is not always needed. Sometimes you can figure out why the washing machine doesn’t turn on and deal with it yourself. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with our instructions for determining and eliminating the provocateurs of breakdowns so that it works without failures in the future.
What should be checked if the washing machine does not turn on
If the washing machine does not turn on, first of all you need to inspect it. Often the problems are elementary.
– Is the device plugged in?
Users note that they often mistake the result of such inattention for a serious breakdown.
– Has the supply of electricity to the house been stopped?
Other household appliances should be turned on to ensure that electricity is supplied.
– Has the outlet failed?
It happens that the washing machine does not turn on for this very reason. To make sure that the outlet is functioning as it should, turn on another appliance and check its operation.
– Is the device cord not damaged?
The wire can get into the door opening or under the furniture and transmit there. Release the cord.
If none of the above is confirmed, you need to diagnose the washing machine. Based on user comments, we have compiled a list of the most common washing machine breakdowns and offer options for their repair.
The washing machine does not start, all the indicators light up at the same time
It happens that the washing machine does not start, and all its indicators are flashing. In most cases, this indicates that the control board has failed. The main cause of such a malfunction is voltage drops. As a result of a sharp jump, the capacitors of the board can easily burn out.
For repairs, you will need the ability to own soldering iron and the device itself. You can get to the detail as follows:
– turn off the device from the outlet;
– remove the housing cover by unscrewing the two screws at the back;
– remove the dispenser tray by pressing on it;
– unscrew all the screws that fasten the control panel;
– when the panel is removed from the case, we recommend taking a photo of it so that everything can be connected correctly after replacing the elements;
– remove the panel, disconnecting all the wires;
– open the plastic latches and remove the board.
Next, you need to do a visual inspection to find burnt places. When the damaged element is found, it is removed and replaced with a new one using a soldering iron.
The indicators of the buttons of the machine may also light up or flash when the water is flowing. In this case, we recommend that you fully unscrew the tap that supplies the water and exclude the bend of the drain hose. Sometimes flashing indicators indicate that the washing machine is overloaded. To fix the problem, you need to pull a few things out of the drum.
A dangerous reason for the fact that the washing machine turns on, but does not work, can be a breakdown of the heating element of the device. In this case, you need to find the heater, follow the instructions for the washing machine, and make sure that the heater itself is faulty. Use a multimeter for this. It must be connected to the contacts of Ten. If there is no resistance, the part must be replaced.
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 in disassembly and assembly of washing machines, it is also 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.