Washer failures always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. At Affordable Appliance Repair we strife to reduce that inconvenience by offering same day next day service.
Over the last 15 years our trained technicians have performed over 100,000 repairs and have seen just about everything imaginable. Below are some of the more common problems that may occur with a washing machine.
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Admiral – Amana – ASKO – Bosch – Electrolux – Fisher & Paykel – Frigidaire – GE – Hotpoint – Jenn Air – Kenmore – Kitchen Aid – LG – Magic Chef – Maytag – Samsung – Speed Queen – Whirlpool
Common Washing Machine Problems
Washer is not starting
Sometimes when you are lucky this problem can be the result of a tripped breaker switch or a faulty wall outlet. A simple test that can be performed without a trained technician is to plug in a small electric appliance such as a hair dryer into the wall socket, if it turns on then the problem is not an electrical issue. Washers with this type problem can have a few different problems like the following: washer main control board, thermal fuse, burnt wiring harness, etc.
Washer is leaking water
Washers with this type of failure are very common and any one of the following failures could be the cause. Washer water valve, washer drain pump assembly, washer water supply hoses, internal cabinet hoses or washer center tub seals.
Washer agitator is not working
When a washer agitator is not working there are a few common failures that are usually the culprit. The washers interlock switch, motor control, TPS sensor, coupler, lid switch, and main control board among other items.
Washer is not draining
When this problem occurs the problem can be caused by the following failures. Failed drain pump or clogged drain pump impeller, clogged drain hose, power supply from the control board to the pump or washer timer.
Washer is not spinning
When the washer is not spinning the cause is usually due to the water not draining out properly. Here is a list of the common types of failures for this problem. Lid switch, washer Interlock, washer coupler, washer belt or pulley, washer drain pump, clogged water drain hose, motor control board, main control board.
Washer timer is not advancing
This problem is usually only caused by a couple of different failures, the Washer timer has an internal failure or possibly and interlock failure or burnt wiring harness.
Washer is not balanced and moves
Casters or washer legs were not locked down during the original installation, this is a very common occurrence and over time they will come loose. This can cause an imbalance condition that requires the caster be reset and locked down. Other problems can be loose or broken shocks and springs.
Washer door is not unlocking
Sometimes when a signal from the main control board is not sent to the washer door lock switch it will not unlock. The door lock switch if it is receiving the signal but does not respond would need to be replaced.
Washer is not filling
This can be caused by a faulty or restricted water supply hose or a faulty washer water valve.
Why Arizonans Choose Affordable Appliance Repair
For over 25 years, residents and businesses across the Phoenix area have trusted Affordable Appliance Repair for their washing machine repair needs. Here's what we offer:
- Unmatched experience and expertise.
- FREE over-the-phone estimates.
- Same-Day appliance repairs.
- 3-Hour service windows.
- FREE service call with repairs.