One of the most convenient appliances in households is the washing machine. However, due to the high demand this appliance faces with regular use, it is pertinent to ensure it stays well maintained if it is to serve you consistently. Due to being such a workhorse, it is not surprising that some components may malfunction at one time or another. The good news is that most washing machine repairs tend to be minor and will not require you to replace your appliance. It should be noted though that ignoring the signs of disrepair can lead to the problem becoming exacerbated, hence, rendering your unit obsolete. Here are some of the indications that you may require washing machine repairs.
The washing machine's drum does not fill with water
To efficiently do your laundry, your washing machine needs a sufficient supply of water. There are a number of reasons why your washing machine's drum may not be filling up with water. The most common cause is kinks developing in the water hoses thus cutting off the water supply. This can easily be remedied by untangling the hose. On the other hand, the cause could be more serious such as clogged filters or a damaged intake valve. If the hose appears straight to you, but there is still a limited supply of water to the drum, it would be best to seek professional appliance repairs to ascertain and remedy the problem.
The washing machine's drum does not turn when switched on
Your washing machine works toward laundering your clothes by the spinning motion of the drum. In the event that the drum is not turning, chances are the problem lies with the belts or the washing machines lid switch. It is not advisable to try to fix these problems on your own though. Any additional tampering to the lid switch may cause irreparable damage to the washing machine. In the event that the drum is not turning as it should, it would be best to have professional repairmen analyse the unit and replace any components that may be damaged.
The washing machine is not draining used water
Once you are done with your laundry cycle, there should be no water left in the washing machine. If you notice water lingering in the drum, you should check to see whether there are any clothes that may have become tangled at the pump. If there are no clothes causing the blockage, chances are there is a clog in the washing machine's drain hose. Unblocking this hose should be left to professional repairmen.