It is quite normal for your washer to break down from time to time. It is also normal for you to want to save some money in repairs. While it's okay to do some repairs yourself, for other repairs you'd be wiser calling a washer repair technician. So take a look at some common washer problems that you may need to have fixed.
Leaks can lead to electric faults if water comes into contact with electric parts. Most leaks are caused by loose connections and worn hoses. You can easily fix these by tightening the connections or replacing the hoses. If all else fails, the water level sensor could be faulty, causing an overflow. Correcting this problem involves handling electricity, so call a washer repair technician to handle that.
Before calling a technician, try leveling the machine. Also try distributing the clothes more evenly. Finally, check out for objects such as loose change that could be stuck in the machine. If the noises persist, the problem could be a loose motor mount. The motor is hard to reach, and you also need special tools to tighten it, so you will need to call a technician.
Your Machine Won't Spin
First check if the lid switch is faulty and replace it if need be. If not, your motor coupling could be worn or you could have a bad clutch. Again you will need a technician to handle these delicate repairs.
If your washer is overly hot, your thermostat could be at fault. Replacing a thermostat can be quite demanding for a layperson. It involves dismantling your washer as the thermostat is located deep inside your machine. Secondly, it involves handling electric parts. Unless you are very sure what you are doing, you'll be safer calling a washer repair technician.
Your drive motor could be damaged as a result of a power surge. A worn drive motor will also cause the pulley to overheat. Replacing the drive motor puts you at risk of an electric shock, so you should let a technician handle it.
This is often caused by a faulty or broken belt. It could be the drive belt, the spin belt, or the pump belt. You will need to turn off the power supply and wear safety gear before trying to work on this. The belt is also located under the unit and may be hard to reach. If your washer is not giving you the service you need, or if it's not working efficiently, try sorting out the problem yourself. For your safety, avoid handling complex repairs or those involving electricity.