You have traditionally started your washing machine, but after a while, you realize that the program is not running as it should. Most often, Appliance Repair Encinitas customers note that:
- the washing machine keeps washing without stopping and does not go to the rinse stage;
- the washing machine does not shut off the spin, it constantly squeezes, and the drum does not pick up speed;
- the washing machine constantly rinses the laundry and does not proceed to the spin stage.
What you can do yourself
Washing without stopping the machine can for a number of reasons. Including errors in installation or operation.
Incorrect connection of the washing machine to the drain. If the drain hose is below the level of the tank, the water will gravity flow into the sewer, and the machine will be forced to constantly get water. Because of this washing is delayed to infinity. To solve the problem, connect the drain of the machine according to the instructions.
Overloading the machine with laundry. If the weight of things exceeds the permitted weight, the washing machine can not spin the drum to the necessary revolutions on the spin. Therefore, the washing machine rotates the drum without stopping, trying to unroll the laundry as it should, and does not turn off. It is necessary to remove some items and restart the spin.
Unbalance of the load on the drum axis. Can occur if you wash one large thing and several small items. the washing machine can not evenly spread the laundry on the drum, so it constantly rotates it in an attempt to do so. You can try manually spreading a large thing across the drum. If this does not help, the thing will have to be wrung out manually.
Control module failure. Sometimes the control unit of the machine “hangs”, due to which it washes without stopping and does not turn off. Try to reset it. To do this, disconnect the machine from the mains for 10-15 minutes. If after turning on the problem disappears, it was a one-time failure, and your machine is fine. You can continue washing things as usual.
Possible malfunctions requiring repair
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to cope with the problem of “endless washing” yourself. Such behavior of the washing machine can also lead to breakdowns. According to the experience of Appliance Repair Encinitas technicians, most often the cause lies in the failure of the following components.
The heater burned out
This causes the washing machine to “wait” for the water to heat up to the set temperature. But since the heating does not happen, the machine washes endlessly.
As a rule, the heating elements burn out due to the formation of limescale.
Control unit malfunction
Probably due to power surges or moisture penetration the radio elements are out of order or burned out or oxidized tracks in the chain of heater or motor on the board.
Worn out motor brushes
With use, the graphite brushes, which are responsible for transferring voltage from the stator to the rotor, wear out, the contact with the collector of the motor becomes weaker, and the motor power decreases. The machine tries to reach high revolutions, but it fails.
The drive belt is stretched.
When the belt is stretched, it begins to slip, so the machine can not gain high revolutions on the spin, which causes endless wringing.
Worn shock absorbers
When the shock absorbers wear out, there is an increased vibration, which interferes with the spinning. As a result, the washing machine cannot gain speed and constantly spins.
The water level sensor is defective.
The level sensor constantly signals that the tank is full. Because of this, the machine drains water without stopping. The cause of this malfunction may be clogging of the pressure chamber or the water regulation sensor hose. In rare cases, the sensor itself is stuck in the “full tank” position.
Water enters the machine’s sump and the Aquastop is triggered. The most common cause is a leak in the sockets and their connections.
The dead Aquastop sensor is defective.
It is probably stuck in the “leak” position and transmits incorrect data to the control board of the machine.
If your automatic washing machine won’t shut off and is constantly washing – contact a professional. Call or book now.
Appliance Repair Encinitas technicians have years of experience repairing your washing machine. They will find the exact reason why the machine is washing non-stop and fix it.