All D.I.Y enthusiasts understand the importance of a job well done. Doing your own repairs is an economical option you should consider before seeking a professional Appliance Repair West Palm Beach service. Repairing your own washer isn’t only cost-effective but also time efficient. All you need is adequate troubleshooting skills, some basic guidelines/manual and a couple of tools such as pliers and screwdrivers.
An important step in every repair procedure is to figure out where the problem is. If for example; the washer isn’t running and there is no sound coming from it, there are several things to factor in. First, you’ll need to check if the washer is plugged into a power source. You’ll also check the breakers to see if the circuit has overloaded. If these two are not the cause of the problem and the water is turned on; confirm if the water hose is connected. If the motor isn’t running, you might need to replace it.
A washer making a lot of noise is a common problem. Here, the motor is getting sufficient power, however, it’s not in a good working condition. Check if the water is filling up to the required level, if not; make sure the water supply is turned on completely. You should also consider checking the pressure to make sure it’s within the required range. If this doesn’t work, check the drain hose & make sure it’s seated properly at the top of the inside tub. Be sure also to check the water hose drainage and its position. It should be 38 inches or in level with the top of the washer. It should also be well-sealed to avoid leakage. The gap around the hose shouldn’t be clogged or the water will siphon out instead of going in.
If the problem is the water or cycles, the timer could be damaged. To resolve this, it’s necessary to go for an immediate replacement. The brand and model number should come across clearly before buying a new timer to avoid compatibility issues. Making sure that the washer is unplugged; remove the knobs & the control panel. Locate the wire connecting the timer to the washer then gently disconnect each wire from the old timer and replace with the new one.
You need to troubleshoot the washer again to check if everything is up and running. If the water level is the problem, replace the inlet valve. Here, you need to find the hose at the back of the washer once the back panel has been removed. Disconnect the hoses from the washer & from where they connect to the outside of the washer. Locate the wires on the terminal then disconnect. Remove all the screws holding the valves in place. Check the coil wire to see if it’s loose by gently tapping it. If this doesn’t work, replace it with a new timer in the opposite procedure to that used to remove the old one.
If the washer doesn’t agitate, it’s an easy job to replace or repair it. Make sure it isn’t cracked or your clothes can get caught up in it. If the agitator has jagged pieces, you can sand then smooth and reuse it. If this won’t solve the problem, unscrew the cap, pull the old agitator, slide in the new one and then secure with a new cap.
All these steps will hopefully help you repair the washer with ease. In case they don’t work, you should contact an appliance repair company or visit their website and book an appointment for a timely and pocket-friendly repair services.