Washing machine problems and solutions (Top Loading 2021)

Washing machine problems and solutions

A washing machine is a common home appliance appears in most of the homes. In this article, we will look upon some of the common Washing machine problems and solutions in Top Loading machines. These problems can be solved with some basic knowledge of the machine. For some problems, a special technician or company service may need it. By having basic troubleshooting knowledge user can save a lot of time, running behind and waiting for Service.

Washing machine problems and solutions (Top Loading)

1. Machine is not Turning On

No Electric power supply

Check that the power cord is properly plugged in and switch is properly ON.

Check the power switch is properly working. If not then repair or replace it with the help of Electrician.

Circuit breaker is tripped or fuse is blown

Check circuit breakers/fuse.

Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. Take the help of a skilled electrician for this work.

Door Open

Check that the door is properly closed

Child lock

Ensure that the child lock is not in on condition.

No water supply

Ensure that the water tap is on and water is being supplied to the machine.

Cycle interrupted or Pause button was pressed

Reselect the desired program and restart the machine by pressing the start button.

2. Washing machine drum is not filling with water.

No water supply

Ensure that the water tap is on and sufficient water is being supplied to the machine

Cycle interrupted or Pause was pressed

Reselect the desired program and restart the machine by pressing the start button.

Inlet water hose clogged/kinked

Clean the inlet hose pipe if it is clogged. Ensure that the supply hose is not kinked or damaged.

Inlet Filter is clogged 

Clean the Inlet filter as per filter cleaning instructions in manual.

3. Washing machine is Vibrating and noisy

Floor is flexing

Ensure that the floor on which the machine is placed is solid and not flexing.

Machine is not leveled

Ensure that the machine is properly leveled at the time of installation. Ensure that the machine feet are in firm contact with the floor.

Imbalance load

Pause the cycle, open the door and distribute the load evenly along with the washing drum.

Contact with other object

Ensure that the machine is not in contact with another object. The surrounding area of the machine should be free from other objects.

4. Washing machine is not Draining or slow draining

Hosepipe is clogged, Kinked

Ensure that the hose pipe is not kinked or bent.

Clean the hose if it is clogged.

5. Washing machine is not spinning

Water not draining

Ensure that the drain hose is pointing downward.

Ensure that the hose is not clogged, kinked and water is draining from a grain hose pipe.

Door open

Ensure that the door is properly closed.

6. Water is leaking from the machine.

Drain Hose pipe connection is Loose 

Ensure that the Drain hose pipe is properly inserted into the drain port and the connection is properly tight.

Water inlet supply hose pipe leak

Ensure that the Water inlet supply hose pipe connection is properly tight at all contact points i.e. at water tap end and machine inlet port end.

7. Smell from washing machine

Excessive suds deposition inside the machine

Use proper quantity and quality of detergent as recommended by the machine manufacturer.

Drum is not properly cleaned

Run the drum cleaning cycle regularly to sanitize the drum.

Keep the drum dry after completion of the washing cycle.

Drum filter dirty

Regularly clean the drum filter as per filter cleaning instruction in the user manual.

8. Rattling noise from machine

Foreign objects inside machine

Stop washing machine and check for the presence of any foreign objects like coins, keys, chains, etc. inside the machine. Remove the object and restart the machine. If noise continues then call the concern service representative.

9. Dispenser is not working properly

Not Dispensing Detergent 

Check that the water is supplied at the correct pressure.

The dispenser is at the correct position and properly closed.

10. Laundry not rinsed or suds, hair, lint, etc. on load after washing

Excessive use of detergent

Use detergent of recommended quantity and quality with proper measurement.

Drum filter dirty

Regularly clean the drum filter as per filter cleaning instruction in the user manual.

Improper Washing program selection

Select the correct washing program as per laundry load and cloths.

Select the proper water level.

 

We discussed common washing machine problems and solutions. Users can save a lot of service time with basic knowledge of the washing machine. You must call an authorized technician or service person, for problems related to electrical and mechanical, where a skilled person is required.

If you are thinking of replacing your current washing machine, then the following are the best 5 washing machines in India (Fully Automatic and Top loading).

Washing Machine Model

Capacity Price
Whirlpool 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading 7 Kg Check On Amazon
Samsung 6.2 Kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading 6.2 Kg Check On Amazon
LG 6.5 kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading 6.5 Kg Check On Amazon
Bosch 6.5 Kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading 6.5 Kg Check On Amazon
Haier 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading 6.5 Kg Check On Amazon

Please read the following review on Best washing machines for details.

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