The Most Common Washing Machine Repairs
According to PartSelect, which sells parts for appliances, lawn equipment and electronic devices, the most common complaints by customers about their washing machines include noise (27%) and leaking (25%). Other defects were considered very minor. The needed parts can be determined based on the symptoms. A list of the more common symptoms are given below:
A Noisy Washing Machine
– Pump and Pump Motor: The drain pump pumps water from the washtub before and during the spin cycle. A noise emitted during or after the spin cycle makes a defective pump likely. The solution may, however, be as simple as removing a foreign object from the pump.
– Drive Belt: The drive belt connects the drive motor to the transmission in some top load washers or the drive motor to the wash basket in most front load washers. A squealing noise may mean the belt needs to be replaced.
– Direct Drive Motor Coupling: This coupling transfers power from the motor to the transmission. Most models require removal of the cabinet to access the drive coupler. A vibrating noise may indicate a worn coupling.
– Shock Absorbers: All front-loading washing machines use shock absorbers to reduce tub movement during the spin cycle. The symptom is a loud banging noise. Check both shocks and replace if necessary.
– Tub Dampening Strap: Some top-loading models have tub dampening straps to lessen tub movement during the spin cycle. When worn straps become stretched they may cause loud knocks during the spin cycle. If any of the straps are damaged all four should be replaced.
– Drive Motor: A top load washer uses a main drive motor to operate the transmission, spin the wash basket and, on some models, operate the pump. Humming or buzzing sounds when the washer starts is a common symptom. If the motor doesn’t appear to be worn the start capacitor may be at fault or perhaps loose wire connections or corrosion.
– Drive Motor Pulley: Transmission Pulley and Pump Pulley: A build-up of grease, rubber compound or dirt on these pulleys can cause a squealing or thumping sound when the washer is operating.
A Leaking Washing Machine
– Hoses: Washing machines are fitted with various types of hoses, the most common being the drain and fill hoses that cause external leaks. There are also internal hoses that create leaks during the fill cycle.
– Pump: If water is leaking from the tub during the wash or drain cycle check the area of the drain pump. Check for a loose hose clamp or leaking hose first but if the leak comes from the pump it will have to be replaced.
– Tub Cover Gasket: Tub cover gaskets provide a seal between the outer tub and the tub cover. Signs of water leakage or soapy water in this area probably indicates a leaky tub cover gasket.
– Water Inlet Valve: This valve, located on the back of the machine, controls the flow of hot and cold water into it. A leak in the washer’s rear indicates that either the valve is faulty or the inlet hose or hose clamp aren’t secure.
As Steve Ash of PartSelect says, “While a washing machine repair may seem discouraging, millions of our customers have told us it’s actually pretty easy!”
Of course, there are a wide variety of other failures, including but not limited to the failure of electronic parts which may stop a washing machine from working altogether. Unless you possess the skills, training and experience to diagnose the wide variety of washer repair causes, most washing machine owners choose to call a trained technician for help.
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