Washing Machine

Washing Machine problems and remedies

Washing machine problems are of various types. However, there are certain common washing machine problems which many people have to face. If the problem is a different one, it is necessary to call the repair, because diagnosing washing machine problems is not an easy task.
Let's see the different problems with washing machines and how we can deal with them.

Washing Machine doesn’t Spin

This problem can occur if we stuff too many clothes at one time.  The other reasons can be broken lid switch and the tab on the lid, broken or loose belt or control problem.

Remedies :

  • Remove some clothes out and then try the spin cycle again with a less number of clothes.
  • If you are good at home repair then remove the switch or belt and replace them if needed, otherwise we would need to call an expert.
washing machine spin

Washing Machine doesn’t Drain

This problem may occur if the water pump is clogged, the belt is loose or the drainage hose is kinked.


  • We can replace the belt or call an appliance repair person to deal with this problem.
washing machine drain

Washing Machine doesn’t fill with water

We might face this problem if the inlet hoses are clogged, fault in the timer, and the lid switch or the water level switch. Switch is located in the control panel with a clear tube attached to it. With the VOM on Rx1 (Volt-oym-meter set on resistance mode), examine the three terminals and all the optional pairings to see whether you are getting a 0 reading on one infinity reading on the others.

washing machine switch

Washing Machines doesn’t Run

Problem may be in VOM, power cordlid switch or timer may have a problem.


  • Recheck if the washing machine is plugged in (receiving electrical power).
  • Recheck VOM and power cord.
  • Call the repairman and replace these devices.
washing machine power cord

Leakage in washing machine

The leakage might take place due to damaged hoses or loose connections. Check the water pump in case of a leakage.

Washing machine doesn’t Agitate

Check the lid switch, belt timer or bad transmission of spin solenoid. There is a possibility that any cloth must have got wrapped around the agitator resulting in this problem.

Washing Machine Makes Noise

This problem might occur due to unbalanced/heavy Load. Dot not stuff too many clothes in the machine. Remove some of the clothes and try again. If the problem does not get solved, then there might be a bad transmission or the agitator might be broken. Call the home appliances repair person to get it repaired.