A broken washing machine can put a damper in your day to day life. You can let your laundry pile add up or you can go to a laundromat to do your laundry - either way, it's going to cause a problem. You need to have your washing machine repaired quickly to prevent any further disruption in your life. Read on for a few washing machine issues you may encounter and how to repair them.
If your clothes are still soapy when the cycle is over, it could be an issue with using the wrong type of soap or using too much soap. If you have a high-efficiency machine, you should be using high-efficiency soap. The soap container should have a "HE" symbol somewhere on the container. If the container doesn't show this symbol, you shouldn't be using it in your machine. High-efficiency soap requires less water to rinse the soap from clothing. If you aren't using HE soap, your machine isn't going to be able to rinse the soap from your clothing. This is because your high-efficiency machine uses less water.
Twisted or Torn Clothing
If your clothing is getting very twisted in your machine, or it is tearing in your machine, it may be due to too much being stuffed into your machine. Try putting less clothing in your machine and see if this helps. Your machine may be a large capacity machine, but it isn't meant to hold an entire weeks worth of clothing. Try a smaller load to see if this helps. Also, inspect your machine to be sure the inside panels aren't loose or there isn't anything sticking out of the drum that could be causing you problems.
Water Left in the Machine
If you notice water still in the drum of your machine that you aren't able to drain out, it could be due to a clog in your machine. Your machine may be clogged with a small piece of clothing in the drain or could have a lot of lint stuck in the filter near the drain. Either way, you'll need to remove the water, then turn off (and unplug) your machine. Find the drain and the filter, then inspect the filter. Clean the filter and remove all lint and anything else that may be clogging the filter. Then inspect the drain for anything else that may be blocking water from draining, such as a small piece of clothing. Once you clear the clog, test your machine again to be sure it is draining properly.
Some washing machine problems may be a simple repair, but you may find yourself with problems that you can't repair yourself. Call an appliance service such as D-3/A-OK Appliance Service Inc. for help with your washing machine repair.