Just a little aside as we had some problems with our washing machine this week and I wanted to run through some of the thought process we went through in order to fix ours. My focus here is to give you some tools and solutions to get yourself out of trouble when your washing machine stops working for no apparent reason. First, lets start by saying that there are several reasons why a washing machine will stop working. Some of them are, broken parts, overheating, electric problems, electronic problems, electricity shortage, etc.
While the causes are numerous, there are some easy ways to determine why your appliance did stop working and we are going to explain those methods further on this page. So, here are the most frequent washing machine problems:
Washing Machine Troubleshooting: Establishing your diagnostic
First and foremost, you have to check if your washing machine is still under tension. Often times, your machine will stop working simply because of a flipped off breaker circuit. So please, make sure that the machine washer breaker circuit is on the “ON” position before further investigation.
If your machine washer is indeed under tension and that it is correctly plugged, then you need to verify a few things: Water valves (make sure they are turned on), lid switch (what makes your washer work when you close the lid), overheating (your machine is probably overheating, let it rest for a bit).
If none of those work, further testing is required and calling a technician is advised.
If your machine washer does fill and spin, but does not pump the water out, then you have to check the drain. A small piece of clothing like a sock might be obstructing the drain line. Contacting a technician is advised for anyone with a low level of knowledge on machine washers.
An other washing machine troubleshooting problem is when you hear the motor running, but there is no tank filling or spinning. One of the main reasons for this is a broken pulley or blocked inlet screens. If it is the case, you will need to call a technician to replace the defective pulley or clean the inlet screens.
If your machine Washer is shaking and dancing when spinning, you probably need to adjust the feet underneath the machine washer. Use a level to make so. An other reason for this is when the clothes are unbalanced in the tub. Watch out for this, as it can be very harmful on your machine!
If your washing machine is leaking or you find that there is water flowing from under or behind the appliance, you need to make sure that the hoses behind the machine are in good shape and properly plugged. If the hoses are ok, then one of the internal parts of your washer like the tub or draining device may need to be replaced and contacting a technician is advised.
Cheap Washer and Dryer Sets
If you are searching for cheap washer and Dryer sets, your best bet is to look for deals under 600$ during sales events like after holiday sales. Many retailers like Walmart and Bestbuy will offer advantageous prices on washer and dryer sets like LG, GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore , Huebsch, Amana or Haier. Huebsch and LG are your best bets as they offer the best bang for your buck.
Cheapest Washing Machine
The cheapest washing machine brands are often LG and whirlpool. Both are often very good quality appliances and you should not pay over 600$ for one of those appliances if you are searching for a low price deal. Both will offer a good quality/price score and you should take a look at BestBuy and Walmart every week to find such deals.
Second Hand Washing Machines
To find the best deals on second hand washing machines, I suggest you search the web for local deals or for retailers offering low priced shipping. There are dozens of deals online and you will often find cheaper machines on the internet. Your best bet is yo find machines that are no more than 3 years old and never pay above 300$ for a second hand washing machine. To find good deals, you simply need to follow links to second hand retailers online.