Washer Has No Hot or Cold Water

Washer Has No Hot or Cold WaterA washer that is not filling with the correct water temperature of water or even no water at all, could be due to a defective part on the washer. However, it could also be due to a problem with the home’s water pressure. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

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Check the Washer’s Water Inlet Fill Hoses

Over time, tiny screens on the ends of the hoses that supply water to the washer can get clogged with sediment and minerals from the water supply. The hoses can also become kinked and if made of rubber can corrode or bubble. Inspect the hoses for any defects and replace if leaking, bubbling or corroded.

Washer fill hose screens

Disconnect the hoses from the back of the washer and place the hoses in a sink or a bucket. Turn on the water to see what sort of water flow you get from the hoses. Check the Continue reading

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Are You Sure You Need to Replace? – Washing Machine

washer-over-sudsing-with-lots-of-soap-bubblesWhen your washing machine breaks down it can be difficult to know if it’s worth repairing it or not. Before running out and buying a new appliance, here are the following factors to take into consideration. 

The Average Lifespan of a Washing Machine

According to major appliance manufacturers, most washers will last anywhere between 10 to 15 years.  Of course, there are multiple factors which impact its lifespan such as how often you use it and how well you maintain it. The better maintained it is, the longer it will last. However, knowing the lifespan of your appliance can help you when determining whether to repair or replace. 

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Easy Fix or Call a Professional?

Trying to diagnose what is wrong with your washer can be tricky. Luckily, thanks to websites like YouTube.com and http://www.pcappliancerepair.com, its’ easier than ever to find free appliance repair information.  Some repairs are Continue reading

Can Doing Landry Kill Mold?

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Mold seems to grow anywhere it can which can be unfortunate in many circumstances. Mold can even grow on clothing. When this happens, the major question that is usually asked is “can doing laundry get rid of the mold on clothing?” Read below to see the answer.

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Washer Stops Before Rinse Cycle

man-peering-into-open-washer-with-puzzled-expressionA washer that stops before the rinse cycle is a frustrating problem that can leave you with a machine full of wet laundry that’s a chore to deal with. So what should you do when the washing machine will not enter the rinse or spin cycles? Here are the parts that could be causing this issue.

GE Washer Lid Switch Assembly WH12X10334

GE Washer Lid Switch Assembly WH12X10334

Whirlpool Washer Lid Switch 285671

Whirlpool Washer Lid Switch 285671

Lid Switch

A defective lid switch could be preventing the washer from going into the spin and rinse cycles. The lid switch does not allow the washer to spin if it senses the door is not closed. Even though the lid to your machine might be closed, the lock could be defective or possibly not engaging The lid switch can be Continue reading

Why Does My LG Washer Say OE? How to Fix a LG OE Washing Machine Fault Code

LG Drain Pump Filter and Cap Assembly part number 383EER2001A

LG Drain Pump Filter and Cap Assembly part number 383EER2001A. For more LG washer parts, visit http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/Make/LG-Appliance/Washer-Parts

An LG OE washing machine fault or error code indicates a problem with the draining of water after the wash cycle on a front-loading washer. This is due to either a kinked drain hose, clogged drain pump filter, problem with the pump, or an excess of detergent suds causing air gaps. Follow the steps below for how to troubleshoot and clear the OE code.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Check the Drain Hose for Kinks, Pinching or Clogs

First, check the drain hose and make sure it’s not kinked or pinched.

Next, check if there is a clog or obstruction in the drain hose itself. Be sure to turn off the water and cut power to the washer before removing the drain hose from the back of the washer. Have a Continue reading

Which is better for you? Top Load vs. Front Load

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When deciding upon a washer, there are certain things to consider before choosing one. One of the most important factors are Top Load vs. Front Load and what to think about when choosing one of these items. Take a read and see what should be thought about when looking for this appliance.

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Don’t Add Extra Water to Your HE Washing Machine

bucket of waterAdding water to a High Efficiency washing machine is a mistake too many people are making that leads to dirtier laundry and wasted water. That’s because HE washing machines are designed to clean using less water and adding additional water prevents the washer from working properly.

By adding water using a bucket or hose, the items inside the tub cannot properly rub up against each other or against parts inside the tub. It’s this friction and mechanical cleaning action that gets dirt and stains out of items. The extra water also Continue reading

Shopping for a Washer or Dryer?

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Starting to shop for laundry appliances? Before going out there are a couple of factors to keep in mind. It is not an all appliance fits one sort of deal. It takes time and consideration to make sure that the appliance you will are perfect for you and the household. Read below to see what should be kept in mind when buying a laundry appliance.

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Why Is My Washer Overflowing With Water?

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A broken washer is a big problem to have in your home. How else will you clean your clothes? Check out these parts below that contribute to the problem, “Why is my washer overflowing with water.” Continue reading

Why Won’t My Washer Spin?

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If you’ve found yourself with a washer that won’t spin, it might be due to various reasons. Here are the top parts that might be the culprit of why your washing machine is not spinning.

Direct Drive Coupling (Whirlpool/ Kenmore/ Roper/ Estate)

Many Whirlpool/Kenmore brand washing machines have a small, inexpensive direct drive motor coupling. It’s plastic and rubber and it can wear out over time, or fail under overloading conditions. This part protects your transmission from excessive loading.

Clutch (Whirlpool/ Kenmore)
The clutch connects the transmission to the inner tub. It allows the tub to spin properly. If the clutch is slipping or worn out, it must be replaced.

Water Level Switch
If the water level switch is not resetting once the water has drained, power will not be available to operate the motor during spin. Check the water level switch for proper operation.

Drive Belt
The drive belt is a long band that connects the drive motor pulley to the transmission drive pulley. The motor moves the belt, and the belt turns the transmission pulley for the agitation and spin cycles. The belt may become loose on the pulleys, which makes it hard for the tub to spin. If you can see that the belt is worn, replace it.

Control Board
The control board provides power to the motor, so if it’s faulty, the washing machine may not spin or may not work at all.

Drive Block
The drive block connects the inner tub to the transmission. If it wears out, the tub may not spin and will make a loud noise. The drive block is fairly easy to replace.

Transmission
The transmission connects the motor to the agitator and makes it agitate. Older Whirlpool washers utilize a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes defective the unit may drain the water but will not spin or agitate. If there is a problem with the shifter, we recommend hiring a mechanic to fix this for you because it is a complex system.


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