Problems With Your Washing Machine? This May be the Problem

We have all been there before – you put a large load of dirty clothes in the washing machine - only to see that the machine won’t function normally. There are many issues that pop up with these appliances. Here are some of the most common problems:
  1. The washing machine isn’t powering on. Check your circuit panel to see if the breaker is tripped. If it isn’t, make sure that the lid to the washer is closing completely. There are many washing machines that will not run unless the lid is sealed.
  2. The washing machine isn’t spinning inside. This, again, may be an issue with the lid not being completely closed. If you have confirmed that the lid is, indeed, shut and you still don’t see any agitation inside the unit, it could be an issue with the speed cycle selector being stuck between settings. Make sure that the dial is set exactly at one of the speed settings.
  3. The washer isn’t draining water after the cycle has completed. Most often, this is a problem with the drain hose. It isn’t uncommon for this hose to develop a kink, especially if the machine was accidentally bumped or moved. Also, water not draining from the machine could be an indication that there is a clog in the drain hose. Clogs are often a result of built-up dirt and lint.
  4. The washing machine won’t complete a cycle. The timer inside your unit may be worn out. A professional appliance repair technician will be able to replace it.
  5. The washing machine is leaking when in use. There are many reasons a washer could leak. It may be a result of a worn-out door seal, or it may also be caused by a leaking drain hose. 

These are some of the most common washing machine problems. If you don’t feel comfortable trying to diagnose the problem on your own, contact a professional.

Fortunately, we offer affordable appliance repair plans that cover washing machines. To learn more and see if a Pivotal Home Solutions brand in your area offers this type of plan, visit our homepage and enter your zip code in the search bar at the top of the screen. The next page will show you what brand(s) are available. Click through to the website(s) to see if appliance repair services are available in your area.