Middletown Appliance Repair

Troubleshooting Clothes Washer Repair

clothes washer repairBrowse through these common issues associated with appliances such as clothes washers. For safety and efficiency, please call upon a professional, such as A-Robinson Appliance Repair before trying to make any adjustments.

Safety Tip: Before making repairs, pull the plug and turn off the faucets. Note: Appliance models vary; see your owner’s manual for information specific to your washer. Disclaimer…

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Clothes Washer Doesn’t Work

Check for:Remedies:

  • Proper power supply
  • Unplugged or defective cord
  • Blown fuse or circuit breaker
  • Kinked water supply or drain hose

  • Repair power supply
  • Plug in or replace cord
  • Replace fuses or turn circuit breaker back on
  • Straighten the kink – if you can’t, replace the hose


Washer Doesn’t Fill

Check for:Remedies:

  • Blocked water inlet screens
  • Clogged filters
  • A kink in one of the hoses
  • Timer that is not set
  • Defective timer or temperature selector

  • Clean or replace water inlet screens
  • Check the inlet hose filters and clean them
  • Straighten the water supply hoses
  • Turn the timer slightly or press the buttons firmly
  • Let a professional replace timer or temperature selector


Washer Doesn’t Agitate

Check for:Remedies:

  • Loose or broken drive belt
  • Defective agitator solenoid

  • Tighten or replace belt
  • Let a professional replace agitator solenoid


Washer Doesn’t Spin

Check for:Remedies:

  • Loose or broken drive belt
  • Defective agitator solenoid

  • Tighten or replace belt
  • Let a professional replace agitator solenoid


Washer Doesn’t Drain

Check for:Remedies:

  • Jammed or defective drain pump

  • Clear jam
  • Let a professional replace pump


Washer Vibrates Excessively

Check for:Remedies:

  • Machine or load in machine isn’t level
  • Defective snubber
  • Loose basket
  • Worn basket support

  • Adjust leveling feet or load in machine
  • Tighten basket hold-down nut
  • Let a professional replace snubber or support


Washer Doesn’t Shut Off

Check for:Remedies:

  • Disconnected air hose
  • Defective water inlet valve

  • Reconnect hose to water level switch
  • Let a professional replace water inlet valve


Washer Fills but Motor Doesn’t Start

Check for:Remedies:

  • If motor hums, jammed drain pump or defective motor
  • Tripped or defective overload protector

  • Unjam pump
  • Reduce wash load
  • Let protector reset and replace if defective
  • Let a professional replace motor or protector


The Water Doesn’t Stop Running

Check for:Remedies:

  • Disconnected overflow switch
  • Disconnected hose
  • Defective overflow switch
  • Defective timer
  • Damaged mixing valve

  • Replace the water hose
  • Check the switch and replace it
  • Replace the timer
  • Replace the valve


The Tub Fills with Water but the Machine Doesn’t Run

Check for:Remedies:

  • Tripped lid safety switch
  • Too much laundry in the tub
  • Defective motor
  • Defective timer

  • Make sure the lid is closed
  • Check the switch
  • Take some things out and wait 15 minutes for the motor to reset
  • Call a qualified contractor


The Motor Runs but the Machine Doesn’t Agitate or Spin

Check for:Remedies:

  • Loose or broken drive belt
  • Broken gears or transmission

  • Tighten the belt or replace it
  • Call a qualified contractor


Washer Leaks

Check for:Remedies:

  • Loose hose connection
  • Defective hoses
  • Damaged gaskets
  • Defective mixing valve
  • Damaged pump
  • Defective overflow switch or sensor

  • Check and tighten the connection
  • Replace the hose
  • Check the gaskets, then replace it if necessary
  • Check the valve for cracks, then replace if necessary
  • Check for defects and replace bad parts
  • Call a qualified contractor


Washer Won’t Drain

Check for:Remedies:

  • A kink in the drain hose
  • The position of the drain hose is too high
  • Defective timer
  • Stuck drain pump

  • Straighten the hose
  • Make sure the hose is not emptying more than three feet above the floor
  • Replace the timer
  • Call a qualified contractor


The Water Doesn’t Get Hot Enough

Check for:Remedies:

  • The water heater setting is too low
  • The water supply hoses are misconnected
  • Defective mixing valve
  • Defective timer

  • Reset the thermostat to 140 – 160 degrees F
  • Reverse the hose connection
  • Replace the defective valve
  • Replace the timer
  • Call a qualified contractor