Is your washing machine not working? If so, we’ve got you covered. This guide will show you how to deal with various washing machine issues. So, without further ado, let’s begin…
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Washing Machine Door Not Working — Solved
If your washing machine door isn’t working, it indicates the door lock assembly is defective. Click here for step by step instructions on how to replace this part.
Washing Machine Water Level Sensor Not Working — Quick Fix
If the water level sensor in your washing machine isn’t working, you’ll need to replace it. To learn how to do this, click here.
Washing Machine Not Working Burning Smell — How To Fix
Here are the things that could prevent your washing machine from working and cause it to give off a burning smell…
1. Damaged Drive Motor
If the drive motor in your washing machine is damaged, you may begin to notice a burning smell coming from your appliance. To fix this issue, you’ll need to replace the drive motor. Read this article to learn how to do this.
2. Worn Out Drive Belt
The drive belt in your washing machine is connected to the idler pulley and motor pulley. This is what makes the drum turn.
Over time, the your washing machine’s drive belt may wear out, start giving off a burning smell, then the drum will not spin. If this happens, you’ll need to replace the belt. To learn about how to do this, click here.
Washing Machine Not Working On Rinse Cycle — Solution
If your washing machine doesn’t work during rinse cycles, it indicates that something is preventing your washer from filling. Here are the things that could cause this issue…
1. Water Supply Isn’t Turned On
Always make sure your washing machine’s water supply line is fully opened before starting a wash cycle. If you fail to do this, your washing machine won’t enter the rinse cycle.
2. Blocked Water Inlet Filter
The water inlet filters are found inside the inlet ports at the back of your washing machine and prevent debris in the water supply from getting into your washing machine. Over time, dirt will accumulate in the filters.
When this happens, water won’t flow into your washing machine. As a result, your washing machine won’t rinse. Click here to learn how to clean your washing machine’s water inlet filters.
3. Damaged Water Inlet Valve
If your washing machine still doesn’t rinse even after cleaning the inlet filters, it indicates that the water inlet valves are defective. These valves control the flow of water inside your washing machine. Read this article to learn how to replace this part.
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Washing Machine Not Working On Spin Cycle — Solution
Here are the things that could prevent your washing machine from spinning…
1. Unbalanced Load
The major thing that prevents your washing machine from spinning is an unbalanced load. If the load of clothes isn’t spread evenly, or the washer isn’t properly balanced, your appliance may have difficulty spinning. Click here to learn how to balance the load in your washing machine.
2. Worn Tub Bearing
The tub bearing is mounted under the tub of your washing machine. This part is responsible for making sure that the drum of your washer spins properly. If this part gets defective, your washer’s drum won’t turn at all.
To learn how to replace this part, click here. Please keep in mind that the process of replacing your washer’s tub bearing may vary greatly depending on the brand of your appliance.
Washing Machine Drain Not Working — Solved
Here are the things that can prevent your washing machine from draining…
1. Blocked Drain Pump Filter (Front Loaders Only)
Most front loader washing machine’s come with a drain pump filter. Over time, dirt and debris may clog the drain pump assembly and prevent it from working properly. To deal with this issue, you’ll need to clear the drain pump filter. Click here to learn how to do this.
2. Damaged Drain Pump Assembly
The drain pump in your washing machine pumps waste water from the tub out through the drain hose. If this part gets damaged, water won’t flow out of the washing machine as it should. Click here to learn how to replace your washing machine’s drain pump assembly.