You wanted to turn on the washing machine, but when you select a program or try to start it, you find that the buttons on the control panel are stuck. They may even have stopped responding.
According to the statistics of Appliance Repair Ramona, the power and Start/Start buttons usually fail because they are the ones users press the most often.
When you can do it yourself
Sometimes it is not the button itself that catches, but its pusher – the plastic thing in the housing, which the user presses with his finger. This can happen because of dirt in the grooves of the panel, for example, grease from the skin of the hands. To solve the problem, you need to clean the groove of contamination. This can be done by disassembling the machine.
Pay attention! If you are afraid to open the technique yourself – it is better to call a master.
Probable malfunctions that require repair
There are not so many reasons why the buttons can stick, but they can also be jammed. According to the experience of Appliance Repair Ramona technicians, the following breakdowns lead to it.
Buttons clogged or clogged with dirt
During use, dirt accumulates in the sockets of the buttons, on the contacts, and on the pusher itself. Most often affected by the machines installed in the kitchen. Often something sticky is spilled on them and/or there is grease from cooking, which causes the keys to clog.
Mechanical damage to the buttons
As a result of normal wear and tear or careless handling, the push buttons can break: when you press them, the contact does not close, and the machine does not respond in any way.
Button contacts on the control board are defective
They are probably rotten or burnt due to moisture or natural wear and tear.
If the buttons on your washing machine are stuck and it has become impossible to use it, contact our specialists. Call us or book your service.
Appliance Repair Ramona technicians have repaired over 10,000 washing machines of different brands and years of manufacture. We can fix yours too!