When you can solve the problem yourself
Not always the lack of switching modes in the washing machine is associated with a breakdown. Here are the reasons that you can fix yourself.
Improper installation of the washing machine. If the drain hose is lowered below the level of the tank, the water from the washing machine will go into the sewer itself. In such a situation, the machine will have to constantly refill the water. As a result, the washing will last indefinitely, and the machine will not reach the rinse. To fix the problem, install the machine according to the instructions yourself or call a master of washing machine installation.
Clogged drain filter. Due to a clog, the machine can not drain, so it hangs with it on the wash or rinse and does not switch to the next stage. It is necessary to clean the drain filter for the correct operation of the appliance. Instructions for cleaning the filter are in your washing machine’s instruction manual.
The drain hose is jammed. In this case, the washing machine cannot drain or drains too slowly, causing it to freeze during the washing or rinse phase. Inspect the entire length of the drain hose, and straighten it for normal water drainage.
Blockage in the drain. Often the washing machine drain is connected to the sink siphon in the bathroom or kitchen. He and clogs over time. As a result, the machine can not drain water, hangs up, and does not switch to rinse or spin. It is necessary to clean the siphon: yourself or by calling a plumber.
Overloading the washing machine. If you have exceeded the recommendations on the weight of laundry when loading the machine, it will not be able to evenly distribute things on the drum during spinning, gain high speed and spin the laundry. It is necessary to remove some of the laundries and start the spin again.
Unbalance during the laying of laundry. If the laundry is clumped together (e.g. a duvet cover) or if you wash a large thing (bedspread, blanket), the machine cannot evenly distribute the items on the drum and stop and does not switch to spin. You need to manually distribute the items on the drum.
Past failure of the control unit. Sometimes the control modules of washing machines “change. In this case, you need to do a reset: to do this, disconnect the washing machine from the mains for 10-15 minutes. If the cause was a one-time failure, after the inclusion of the machine will work correctly.
Possible faults that require repair
If none of the reasons described above does fit your situation, unfortunately, we have to talk about the breakdown of the equipment. In the experience of the masters’ app, the license repair service in San Diego County washing machines does not switch modes because of the failure of the following nodes.
The heater burned out.
The heater loses its power due to limescale that forms on the heater from impurities in the tap water, detergent residue, lint, and debris from clothing. To heat the water to the set point, it works at the limit. As a result, either the heating coil burns out, or the body itself burns out. The machine tries to heat water, but because the heater is faulty, it fails. As a result, it “hangs” at the washing stage and does not switch to the rinse.
Temperature sensor defective
Due to a broken sensor, the control board does not receive information about the water temperature, and the heating does not start. The machine continues to wash in cold water without switching to rinse.
The drain pump has failed
The pump motor is probably burnt out or the impeller is damaged. The machine can’t drain, so it doesn’t switch to the next step. More often than not, pumps break down because of foreign objects in them.
There is a clog in the drainage system
The machine cannot drain because of a clog and does not switch to the next program step. Most often, the drain system is clogged with small objects from the pockets of things, clothing fittings, lint from laundry, and even small things. A clog can occur in any part of the drain system.
Worn out washer motor brushes
In collector motors, which are installed on most modern washing machines, the brushes are responsible for transferring voltage from the stator to the rotor. When the brushes are worn, there is no contact between the brushes and the collector, the motor power decreases, and the washing machine first can not reach high spin speed and then stops spinning the drum at all.
Water level sensor defective
The sensor is probably stuck in the “empty tank” position. The washer constantly pours water but does not rinse because it “thinks” there is not enough water. The cause could be:
the water level sensor hose is loose or damaged;
the sensor itself is defective.
The inlet valve has failed
The valve is responsible for supplying water to the washing machine. It consists of a solenoid coil and a diaphragm, which opens when voltage is applied to the coil. This is how the water intake occurs.
If the membrane of the valve is damaged, it lets water into the washing machine even when it is closed. As a result, the machine is constantly drawing water. For this reason, it also has to be constantly drained. As a result, the machine is constantly pouring and draining water, and the program never reaches the rinse.
If the section in the two-section inlet valve is out of order, the section responsible for water intake to the rinse. The machine cannot draw water to the rinse and does not switch to this model.
Most often the valves fail due to prolonged use, especially at low water pressure. The membrane can also crack or tear, especially if the machine was in a non-heated room at sub-zero temperatures.
The control module is broken
The control module “manages” the work of the washing machine. If she stopped switching modes, it is often to blame. Separate radio elements on the circuit board are failing, and the contacts/tracks in the following circuits are burning or oxidizing:
in the heating circuit
in the motor circuit
in the drain pump circuit.
Causes of board breakage – voltage surges and high humidity in the room where the washing machine is.
Worn-out shock absorbers
In normal mode, shock absorbers dampen the vibrations during the operation of the washing machine. As they wear out, their vibration-suppressing properties decrease, imbalance occurs, and the machine cannot spin.
Shock absorbers fail due to prolonged use, as well as if the machine is systematically overloaded.
Damaged wiring or contacts in the circuit of the heater, drain pump, or motor
Due to a signal interruption, the machine cannot heat, drain or spin the drum, and the washing freezes, the modes do not switch.
Chafing wires and “loose” contacts are most often caused by vibration when the washing machine is running. Rats and mice can also damage the wiring.
If the wires are frayed, a technician will twist or replace the wiring harness completely.
If your washing machine won’t switch washing modes and won’t go to the rinse or spin, call a professional for help. Call an appliance repair service
in San Diego County or book your service
An appliance repair service in San Diego County
is fast: a same-day visit is possible. A specialist will diagnose your washing machine and tell you the exact reason why it won’t switch modes. Then, with your consent, will repair it right away.
You have habitually started the washing, but after a while, you notice that the machine does not switch modes.