As a rule, the apartment of a modern person contains many different household appliances, including TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, etc. Of course, washing machines occupy a decent place in this list. Unfortunately, any equipment periodically breaks. Therefore, reliability is one of the main criteria for choosing a model. In turn, it significantly depends on the brand. As a rule, market leaders provide high quality build, components and service. Therefore, this factor significantly affects the choice of washing machine.
Of course, modern, innovative washing machines use a lot of innovative solutions, providing high quality and performance. Unfortunately, even premium models from well-known manufacturers periodically break. Generally, breakdowns occur either due to improper maintenance and use, or for objective reasons, for example, due to wear of the elements. Of course, complex faults require the involvement of specialists. But some of them, many people will be able to eliminate by yourself. Therefore, their classification can help the user to make the best decision.
Lack of water supply
Initially, the user can check the following aspects:
– the state of the water supply valve, which must be fully open;
– the position of the washing machine door, which must be tightly closed;
– pressure in the water supply system, for example, with opening any tap in the apartment;
– inlet hose, which must not have bends;
– condition of filters that may need cleaning.
Usually, modern models use several water filters. The inlet filter protects the washing machine from debris and rust in the cold water supply system.
Some users use a filter for additional cleaning and softening tap water.
A drain filter protects the pump from detergent, threads, buttons, etc.
The water supply depends on the first two filters. As a rule, cleaning the inlet filter requires simple washing under running cold water. You can remove it with pliers.
As a rule, all these reasons do not require the intervention of a specialist. But a breakdown of the intake valve, water level switch or electronic module can also block the water supply. Unfortunately, their repair requires contacting customer service.
No water heating
This situation is most often caused by a failure of the heating element.
Usually, it breaks due to short circuits, voltage surges, long-term operation and hard water. Scale on the metal surface of the heater affects heat transfer and destroys the heating element. In addition, its service life significantly depends on the wash temperature. Its simplified testing includes tactile control of the temperature of the door glass. Normally, it heats up in 15-20 minutes after the washing start. But more accurate diagnostics and self-replacement require control measurements using a tester and certain assembly skills. However, YouTube contains many video clips that demonstrate step-by-step instructions for different models.
But this problem also often occurs due to improper connection. In this case, the water may spontaneously merge into the sewer without having time to heat up. In addition, the water temperature sensor and the electronic module also need to be checked.
The list of possible causes includes:
– too much laundry in the drum.
Reducing the laundry in the drum solves the overload problem;
– a foreign object between the tank and the drum.
A simple check of the free motion of the drum checks this version. A foreign object will block or prevent the rotation of the drum manually.
– the drive belt is loose or torn.
With free rotation and the absence of extraneous noise, you can check the tension of the drive belt. But this check requires the removal of panels.
– breakage of the electric motor or electronic module.
Of course, they require the involvement of specialists.
You can check by yourself the integrity of the drain hose in the places of its connection and bends.
Leakage in frontal models is often caused by the insufficient tightness of door due to the sealing cuff.
This problem occurs due to increased humidity if the drum is not ventilated after washing.
Probably, many users will be able to replace the hose and cuff yourself. In other cases, breakage requires expert intervention.
No water drain
Most often, this failure is caused by clogging of the drain filter, which protects the pump from detergent residues, threads, buttons, etc. It requires regular cleaning due to high load.
Drain may also be absent due to breakage of the pump. For example, pump may not work due to winding threads or fabric onto the shaft.
In this case, simple cleaning solves the problem. But repairing more modern and sophisticated self-diagnostic pumps requires expert intervention. However, people with mounting skills can replace the pump by youself.
Strong whistling noise during spinning is usually caused by bearing wear and requires the immediate intervention of the specialist.
Lack of spin mode can be caused by breakage of the switch, the motor or wear of its brushes.
A stuck washing machine door is not a breakdown in the traditional sense, because it rarely occurs due to the faults of an element.
This video demonstrates simple and easy cleaning the drain pump filter in modern Samsung models.