HOW TO DETECT SIGNS OF DAMAGE TO A WASHING MACHINE
YOUR WASHING MACHINE WON’T START
First, check the connection of your device to a power outlet and check the power supply. If everything is perfect on this side, use a voltmeter to test the voltage at the on/off switch, the power supply on the board for electronic models or at the door lock for mechanical models.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE BREAKS YOUR ELECTRIC METER
An electrical component of the washing machine lets some of its current escape and therefore ends up in its casing. The electrical system of the house is then secured to avoid potential electrocution due to contact with the appliance. Very often, the immersion heater or heating resistor is the cause of the problem.
Caution, a water leak on an electrical component of the appliance can also be the cause of the problem.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE DOES NOT FILL UP
Immediately check your water inlet tap and hose, then the solenoid valve filter and finally the solenoid valve itself. The solenoid valve is an electromagnetic device used by the programmer that opens a water inlet valve during the various filling and rinsing stages. It is therefore necessary to make sure that the valve is not faulty by testing the presence of a voltage at its terminals.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE LOADS TOO MUCH WATER
In this case, a full tank is detected, the emptying pump starts, the tank is refilled and then the tank is refilled until a message / fault code is displayed and all functions are switched off. Check the pressure switch, which is the device used to control the water level that the tank must reach according to the selected program. The pressure switch controls the solenoid valve back to shut off the water supply.
THE DRUM OF YOUR WASHING MACHINE DOES NOT ROTATE
If you are equipped with a variable spin washing machine, your banner will display a trouble code. You can check the belt, the motor power supply and possibly the motor brushes. For appliances equipped with an asynchronous motor, you should test the electronics that drive it.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE DOES NOT EMPTY
The cycle is stopped, the tank retains water and the drain is not completely emptied. Try to empty the tank completely by lacing a spin-drying/emptying cycle. If nothing happens or stops draining, check your filter, drain hose, drain pump propeller, the hose connecting the pump to the tank and test the voltage at the pump terminals.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE LEAKS
First check the window seal which may be punctured, your detergent box which may be dirty and also the hoses and your tank which may be punctured.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE MAKES NOISE, ESPECIALLY WHEN SPINNING.
By rotating the drum by hand, it is easy to see if the bearings supporting the drum axle are worn. If you notice a weakness on this side, you may also notice a small leakage or rust run-out. Don’t panic, it is possible to consider replacing the bearings, mechanical parts par excellence. It is always advisable to replace both bearings at the same time and to change the seals as well.
YOUR WASHING MACHINE MOVES DURING SPINNING
Check that the washing machine frame rests firmly on the floor and that the feet of the appliance are in good condition. The seal of your porthole may be stiff and therefore no longer play its role. It should normally disengage the frame from the tub. The shock absorbers and springs of your washing machine may be worn out.