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 ~WASHING MACHINES

 Appliance Not Draining This could be due to a blocked pump or filter. Try draining or removing the water from the appliance and then opening the pump cover. On washing machines this normally the petrol cap style filter at the base of the appliance. This needs to be unscrewed anti-clockwise to access the pump and filter. If this is stiff do not force it as it will break and require replacement of the pump unit.

Washing Machine Won’t Spin Please check that you don’t have an unbalanced load. Even one item of washing can cause the anti-spin device to be activated. Best check the appliance empty to see if it will spin. If the drum will not turn at all or struggles to turn then it’s possible the motor brushes are worn and will need to be replaced. These will need to be replaced by an Engineer.

Washing Machine Smells Musty This always normally due to constant low temperature washing (40 Deg Celsius and below). The machine requires a periodic wash (once a month) at high temperature to clean out the sludge build up caused by low temperature washing. This will also help to keep the door seal clean of sludge and mould. Modern machines use very little water and are designed to wash at low temperatures but the down side is that they are prone to smelling musty and the washing smelling as well.

Washing Machine Noisy On Spin This is often due to worn bearings on the drum. It’s often likened to the noise an aircraft makes on takeoff! Sadly this repair is now uneconomic and requires a replacement appliance. This is due to the way applainces are now made and this repair is very labour intensive. It can also be unreliable as when the drum shaft gets worn it can damage the new bearings quickly.

 

~OVENS

Oven Won’t Turn On You need to check the clock is set to a time as many ovens require this to operate. If the clock is flashing or there are symbols flashing then try pushing some buttons to set to manual operation.

 

~DISHWASHERS

Appliance Not Draining This could be due to a blocked pump or filter. Try draining or removing the water from the appliance and then opening the pump cover. On dishwashers there is normally a removable cover inside the dishwasher in the sump area.

 

~GENERAL APPLIANCE PROBLEMS

Appliance Dead You do need to check that the power is getting to the appliance. Trace the power cable from the appliance to the socket and plug something else in that socket to check that power is at the socket. The appliance socket might be switched via a spur box elsewhere and might have inadvertently got switched off. It’s worth spending a few minutes checking as it can be expensive if an engineer has to turn a switch on that has inadvertently got switched off!