Have you found yourself in a situation where your washing machine has no power? Or that your washing machine door is stuck? A malfunctioning washing machine spells frustration when you need to your fresh laundry done soon. Such disaster, you just cannot deal with. Well, before you begin looking for a replacement online, there may be a cheaper or simpler solution to your problems. For safety reasons, always ensure that (a) your hands are dry while troubleshooting your washing machine, (b) power is turned off during checks.
As washing machine brands vary, you may sometimes also find alternative recommendations to try in your washing machine manual.
Washing Machine No Power
There could be the reasons why your washing machine has no power or won't start:
- Overheated washer motor: If you have overloaded the machine and ran it too frequently in a short time. It could be signs that your machine is overheated and needs a break.
- Switch/Timer Faulty: Some models are programmed whereby it works only when the water level is in line with the set mechanical timer. Otherwise machine will not work.
- Door interlock: Check if the door interlock is working. If the door is not securely lock, the machine will not function.
- Power source: Verify if it has tripped the circuit breaker or blown a fused. This could also be the root of the cause. Try to reset your circuit breaker to ensure that your machine works again.
Washing Machine Door Stuck
The common reasons for stuck door are:
- Washing machine door handle may be broken
- The interlock mechanism of the door is broken or jammed inside
- Water is not pump out empty. Water is detected in the drum thus unable to unlock.
- There is a glitch in a digital cycle.
DIY simple checks
- Restart the machine: Turn off and turn on your washing machine again. Just like computers, it should help to restart your annoying white goods.
- Examine the locking mechanism: Try manipulating the door from the side or underneath the locking mechanism. There may be a plate underneath which you can unlatch the door.
- Rerun the shortest cycle: If it is your clothing which is causing the jam, try running a short cycle to move the clothes in the drum and hopefully unjam the lock.
- Inspect the drainage hose: Your drainage hose might be clogged. In such an instance, you may also face water related issues with your washing machine. Check the drainage hose if it is not blocked.
- If all else fails, scream for help. We’re kidding. Contact us to send our professionals to assist you. We are able to repair almost all brands of washing machines