To avoid unnecessary washing machine repair or replacement, it’s important that you have a thorough understanding of the way in which your washer works. The good news is, by learning how the inner parts of your washer work and by understanding why they function the way they do, you will be able to repair or replace your washer in no time at all. Below is an explanation of the three parts of a washer and how they work together to perform their intended functions. Knowing how each of these functions will make it much easier to repair a problem with your washer, preventing costly repairs from having to be made or costly replacement is necessary.
Washer Operation – In this section, we’ll discuss what goes on with the washer when it is running. There are two main elements that your washer uses to operate. First, there is the rotating drum that spins when you manually turn the washer. The next element is the top part of the drum called the moving paddle. This is what gets the water through your washer. These two components come into contact with water whenever the washer is being used, and there are a few problems that can occur if they are not functioning properly.
Wet washers: The first of the two problems that occur with washer operation is wet washers. When the drum is full or partially full, the water inside it can seep through when the drum is turned. For example, when you dry wash your clothing, some water can still be present. If the drum is full or partially full, this water will cause the washing to be much slower. Wet washers can also occur when you are washing delicate items such as handkerchiefs and linen. If you don’t notice the problem right away, it may only be noticeable if you start to notice a decrease in the quality of your clothes as the clothes dry.
Washer Failure to Fill: If your washer fails to fully fill with water, this can cause a lot of problems with your washer. For example, if you are using too much water while washing clothes, it can cause them to dry very quickly and get tangled. If there is not enough water in the drum, it may cause the cycle to turn off prematurely or stop completely. This is due to the lack of pressure, which causes the water to dry out, resulting in wrinkling.
Washer Failure to Run: Did you know that your washer can fail to run for several reasons? One of the main reasons it fails to run is because the motor has become clogged. If you have a clogged motor, there are a number of different things that could be causing the clogging, such as dirt build up and poor fluid circulation. This could be due to several different sources. Cleaning the motor in your washer or washing it by hand may be a solution. However, sometimes the motor will need to be replaced due to the clogging and you’ll have to make your way to a local appliance or washer repair service for help. Be sure to note down any symptoms prior to calling a repair professional, so you’ll know which problems to look for.
Failure to Drain: If your washer is making sounds while you’re using it or the water level has dropped significantly since you took it out to wash, there may be a problem with the drain system. This is common in older washers. To solve this problem, you may need to clean the pipes and drain, or your drain lines.