Unfortunately, sometimes household appliances give us unpleasant surprises: yesterday they worked properly, and today they do not respond to our manipulations. As a rule, breakdowns, due to which the machine stops turning on, are quickly enough eliminated by a qualified specialist in repair of household appliances.
The washing machine does not start – causes and signs of failure
-the washer does not turn on, the indicators are not lit;
-the machine turns on, all indicators are blinking, but the machine does not respond to commands;
-the indication is on, but the machine does not turn on after pressing the “Start”/”ON” button.
You can say that the washing machine does not turn on in all three cases, but the reasons are different:
- power problems ;
- the noise filter in the washing machine is malfunctioning;
- faulty start button;
- the hatch locking device malfunctions;
- the control module or the programmer – are stuck or burned out.
To find out why the washing machine does not turn on in your case, you should make a diagnosis. To do this it is desirable to call a Poway Appliance Repair Company. In most cases, your own efforts to repair the washing machine will not work.
The washing machine does not turn on – the main malfunctions and ways to solve them.
If the technique refuses to perform any commands or does not work at all, and the initial diagnostics did not help to find the breakdown, the problem is in the machine. More precisely, with one of its nodes. You can try to fix it by yourself but if you do not have enough knowledge and experience, then we strongly recommend you to trust the repair of washing machines to qualified masters.
The hatch lock is broken
The hatches of washing machines are equipped with a locking device. It allows you to prevent water leakage from the tank during washing, protecting the owner from a flood. When the electronic or mechanical part of the lock fails, the washing machine does not turn on just because of this.
The start button is defective
In some cases, the power from the noise filter goes directly to the start button. You can spend a long time wondering why the washing machine won’t turn on, and the cause may be a faulty small button. It may be working, but the detergents or debris are causing it to stick.
To test the button yourself, disassemble the top or bottom panel. Remove the button and perform the following manipulations:
-Check the integrity of its elements;
-Clean it from soapy solutions and other impurities;
-Turn on the multimeter in the buzzer mode and apply to the contacts of the button.
When the button is on you should hear a squeak, if the button is pressed there should be no squeak. If the button is not squeaky, replace it.
Problems with the control module
The washing machine switches on, but does not work (does not fill the water, does not wash, does not select the program, etc.) – this is a clear symptom of a malfunction in the control board. We do not recommend trying to repair the module or replace it yourself. Firstly, you could misdiagnose the cause of malfunction, and the control board is not cheap. Secondly, the cause of the problem could be a system hang-up, and re-flashing the system will be sufficient. Thirdly, you need to understand why the board failed.
For example, the washing machine shut down during washing and does not turn on, because the control module is broken. You change the part, but after a while it breaks down again. The cause may be hidden in damage to the wiring or the filter, which no longer protects the electronic components of the washer. It may be necessary to replace the heating element of the washing machine, damaged due to a short circuit.
That is why it is important that the diagnosis and repair of the washing machine be done by professionals. Do you want to save money, time and effort? Call Appliance Repair Company in Poway area and schedule an appointment. Diagnosis will not take much time, and at the end of the work you get a quality guarantee for repair.