When you load your washer and select the wash cycle, you might not give it a second thought. That is, until your washer stops working mid cycle. There are a number of possible causes for your washing machine not working as it should. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can check before calling in the professionals.
The first thing to check is your power supply. If the power goes out in the middle of your wash cycle, it’s obvious that your washer will turn off too. Similarly, if the plug you’re using for your washer is faulty, your washer will stop working. So, before doing anything else, make sure that you check your power supply and test the plug. If none of these are to blame, it’s time to consider possible faults with your washer.
Some of the most common faults that will make your washer stop mid cycle include thermostat failure, problems filling up with water for the rinse cycle, or even pump problems that prevent your washer from draining.
One thing that you can check yourself is the lid switch. When you close the lid or door of your washer, there is a sensor that tells the washer it is properly closed. If this switch malfunctions or breaks, the washer will “think” that the door is still open and it may not start, or it could stop before running the spin cycle. If this is the case, the switch should be replaced by a professional. Not only will they be able to get the appropriate part, but they will also be able to perform reliable repairs.
Another possible cause is the build up of residue from your laundry detergent. When the rubber hose in the back of your machine becomes clogged, it cannot activate the pressure switch. Fortunately, your repair technician will know just how to check for this problem, and it should only require cleaning and no part replacements.
The pump could also be to blame if your washer is failing to drain. Old washers used pumps that were run off the motor. Today, however, the newer models use self-contained pumps, and they tend to be less reliable. This kind of problem can be tricky to diagnose and, rather than stripping your washer and potentially making the problems worse, call your local appliance repair specialist for fast, reliable repairs.
If your washer stops while it’s still full of water, you will need to figure out how to get the water out without completely wrecking your laundry room. The first thing you need to do is grab plenty of old towels and buckets or anything you can use to catch the water. While you might not want to disconnect any hoses on your own, it’s best to have everything handy before the repair technicians arrive. Different makes and models mean that every washer is different. All the more reason to hire an expert.
For fast washer repairs anywhere in the GTA, contact Appliance CPR at (647) 478-9692.