Appliances make our lives much easier, at least when they work. What happens when they don’t work? You end up making other arrangements that take longer for you to get one load of laundry done. This convenience becomes an inconvenience and you have to make sacrifices and only do the laundry that you need until you can get your washer fixed or replaced. Does this sound all to familiar to you? You are not alone if it does. When an appliance such as a washing machine goes out, it seems as though everything is affected by that one washing machine.
There are many reasons why the washing machine stops working or doesn’t work as it should. One issue is that the clothes are still wet after a cycle has completed. Have you ever went to the washing machine to put your wet clothes in the dryer and realized that they are dripping wet still? If you put these clothes in a dryer while they are dripping, its going to take more time to dry it which is going to use more power to get the clothes dry. Plus the washer still isn’t fixed when you don’t try to solve the issue.
There are four main things that you can check on your washing machine to see if you can figure out the problem before calling in a professional:
#1: Check the cycle you used. Sometimes in a hurry, you may push the wrong button or turn the knob to the wrong setting in order to get the washing machine started. The wrong cycle can leave your clothes in a pool of wetness when the cycle ended. If you notice that the water is standing in your washing machine, you may want to switch the rinse and spin cycle over to a higher speed so it can throw out all the water before it has completed the cycle.
#2: Check the drain hose. Sometimes if the drain hose has a kink in it, this will restrict the amount of water that leaves the washer drum, leaving a little bit inside with the clothes. You won’t notice it until you pick up the clothes to load them in the dryer. If you see that the hose has a kink in it, straighten it out and be careful of how you put the washer back so it doesn’t go back to being kinked again.
#3: Check the size of the load you are placing in your washer. It is easy to be in a hurry and toss as many clothes as you can inside the washer but this will cause so many problems; over loaded means under washed so the clothes don’t come out as clean as you would want them to be. Other issues to overloading the washer includes the inability for the washer to spin out all the water inside the drum.
#4: Is the plug end going directly to an outlet or do you have it running from an extension cord? You may be wondering why this even matters, but you would be surprised to know that extension cords will sometimes overheat and this makes the washer shut down. It will normally try to finish out the cycle but end up getting cut off in the middle of it because it has overheated. That is why you might want to call in the appliance repair professional in San Diego County