As the modern household appliances seem to be perfect, it still fails. Washing machines are no exception: the power supply fails, moving parts wear out, rubber and plastic parts are destroyed by chemical detergents. Periodically, you have to endure the inconvenience and costs associated with the Washer repair. But they can be reduced or even reduced to zero by repairing washing machines with their own hands, as it is not such a difficult task. To verify this, it is sufficient to familiarize yourself with the following information.
Major Faults And Their Search Criteria
Determining the cause of a washing machine breakdown is the key to success. After this, it remains only to replace the failed part. All faults can be divided into several types. Let’s discuss them:
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- No Power And The Washing Program Does Not Start
This is the most common issue and can arise even with a working machine. You can check an open circuit of the input anti-interference filter, which is also checked by the tester. Measure its resistance through contacts 1-3 and 2-4 (this is indicated on the terminals of the capacitor) should show the result around zero ohms. Otherwise, the filter must be replaced.
- Lack of Water Drainage
One of the most common breakages of washing machines is the lack of water drainage. In this case, you need to check the place where the machine is connected to the sewer. Doing the repair of washing machines, of any brand it is necessary to remove the filters from the drain system and clean them. But if this does not help, it is better to contact the master.
- Drum Does Not Rotate
It happens that when you start the program, the water filled the drum, but its rotation did not follow. In this case, you need to inspect the drive belt: it can fall off the pulley, tear or stretch. First, turn off the machine and remove the plug from the outlet, then open the door. Scrolling the drum with your hand, you need to listen: if the rotation of the rotor of the engine is not felt, we remove the back cover. Belt (if it is not suitable) change or install in its place.
- Malfunction Lock The Hatch
In this case, problems arise after the end of the entire cycle: the door does not open after pressing the laundry. The cause of a malfunction may be a failure of the door lock, poor contact in the connectors on the control board. During operation, the handle may break. You can open the hatch as follows:
- the top cover is removed
- the washing machine is tilted toward the wall with the rear panel (at a slight angle);
- through the gap formed (after the tank has moved under its own weight), the door lock should be moved by hand;
- open the hatch, remove the laundry.
To install a new handle, you need to disassemble the hatch. To do this, unscrew all screws and remove the upper part. Now you can strengthen the new handle and install all the details in their places.
- The Washing Machine is Too Noisy
It is very difficult to give correct advice regarding the noise of a washing machine, as it is incredibly difficult to describe it properly. People can describe the same sounds in absolutely different ways. Most people suspect that the cause of excessive noise is the drum bearings of the washing machine, but there are so many other reasons for its noisy work.
- Broken Door
This is also one of the most common and common problems. In particular, the doors of washing machines of the brands Hotpoint, Indesit, and Hoover break constantly. Also on these washing machines door hinges and hinges are constantly broken. But this problem in itself is not very difficult, as the doors and door hinges are quite easy to replace, after purchasing the necessary spare parts.
- No Water Heating
If during washing the water does not heat up, it means that the heating element is damaged. This check is very simple and does not take much of your time. To do this, you need a multimeter, and, of course, knowledge of how to use it. On each TENE there are three modes: zero, phase and grounding. So the phase and zero should always be short-circuited, it is impossible that the earth was closed on them.
Independently washing machine repair in some cases is possible, but it is worth starting to do this if you have certain skills and knowledge. Otherwise, it is better to turn to specialists. This is simply necessary in case of a complex breakdown (for example, failure of the control board) or if the equipment is under warranty service.
Jeff Sears is professionally a technician and a part-time blogger. He is working for APlus Repair which helps in your Ge Washing Machine Repair. He has more than 7 years of experience in repairing electrical appliances.