The washing machine is leaking
If the washing machine’s “Automatic” type device has leaked, first you need to find out where the liquid is flowing from. It can flow from below, or it can pour out of the hatch. Usually, this is caused by damage to the parts of the washing machine.
A problem with the hose is the most common reason why the device leaks. If there is a violation in the place of docking, the problem is solved by replacing the gasket. If the reason is damage to the hose, then it should be replaced.
A damaged tank – in this case, you cannot do without replacing the components. To identify problems in the tank, you need to inspect the bottom of the device. You will need a flashlight. You can find where the machine is leaking by following the traces of water. If the washing machine is loaded vertically, you will need to remove the part of the case located on the side.
The oil seal has failed – in this case, you should look at the tank and the place where the bearings are located. If they are worn, they, like the oil seal, need to be changed.
Damaged nozzle for the inlet to the tank – loosening of fixation in the place where the parts are connected. Epoxy resin is needed to restore the fasteners. To do this, you will need to dismantle the pipe, dry it, remove adhesive residues, and then apply “epoxy” or moisture-resistant glue to fix the part during installation in the former place.
The problem is in the drain pipe – it is recommended to replace the element, having previously removed the top cover of the washing machine body.
The drain pump was worn out – it is also solved by replacement.
The tightness of the hatch has broken – the cuff has “aged”. The damage is repaired with a rubber patch that is glued with waterproof glue. For strength, it is recommended to remove the fixing clamps and change the position of the repaired part so that the patch is on top.
Faulty dispenser: the “hopper” (recess for filling with washing powder) is clogged or the water supply power has increased, the water inlet valve is broken. If the problem is in the “hopper” or the dispenser compartment, it is worth cleaning the spare parts, if it is in the valve, it will need to be replaced.
The washing machine emits extraneous sounds: rumbles, hums, clicks, whistles
If you hear loud noises when the machine washes or drains, it is caused by malfunctions or small errors in application.
Why does the washing machine make a lot of noise:
No balance. Uneven distribution of laundry during the washing process causes noisy work. The problem occurs more often in older models of equipment that do not have a balance control function. Confused by the rotation of the drum, the clothes put a load on a certain part of it, causing the movement to be complicated, due to which a characteristic knock appears.
The solution is to spread things evenly in the drum.
Errors when installing a washing machine – improperly installed equipment makes a knock and “jumps” at high revolutions during vibration: especially loud noise – during draining or spinning. A silicone stand or a special mat will correct the situation and create an anti-vibration barrier.
Shock absorber or spring worn out. Such parts as the drum and tank in the washing machine hang on springs with shock absorbers. They control the imbalance and strength of vibration. The load on the parts supporting the mechanism during the operation of the equipment is quite strong, so these spare parts eventually become unusable and require replacement.
Damaged counterweight or fasteners – the load installed on the top and bottom of the tank to limit its “rocking” during the washing process “breaks” over time, and then it must be replaced. It’s easier – if the fastening has loosened. In this case, it is necessary to tighten the bolts.
A drumbeat. Often the drum knocks when foreign objects that are left in the pockets of clothes fall into it. It is better to wash clothes with large buttons inside out, as large accessories can also knock on the drum. Clothes with a zipper are recommended to be loaded into the washing machine only in a closed form, so that the “dog” does not come off.
Most of the breakdowns of washing machines presented in the article can be solved simply: the user of the device can work on it himself. Sometimes it is enough to clean the parts intended for filtration, increase the water pressure or organize the stability of the device with the help of overlays or a special mat. In difficult situations, you will have to change components and turn to repairmen.
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