Major malfunctions of washing machines

All breakdowns of automatic washing machines can be divided into rare and typical. How they differ is clear from the name. In 90% of cases of departure for repair, the master is faced with typical malfunctions. Moreover, they are typical for washers of any brand and type. This is understandable – the working conditions and design of all washing machines are very similar. Of course, there are also “branded” breakages, but it is more logical to attribute them to the second category.

All that did not fall into the above 90% can rightfully be attributed to atypical cases of failures. This should include damage due to the fault of the owner, factory defects and blemishes during assembly. The most complex faults – “floating”. This is when the machine “that works, it does not work.” The identification and elimination of such “crickets” can only be done by a qualified washing machine repair technician with experience.

Well, now we will list the main faults of the washing machine, which indicate incorrect operation, and require the intervention of the owner or specialist:

Water does not heat up

In the manual of the device, there are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but in practice everything is simple. In 95% of cases – is the failure of the heater. Even more can be explained such a malfunction of the washing machine – the water does not heat up due to the break of the power supply circuit of the heating element. As a rule, just burned out the terminal. It is not a rare phenomenon for washers of certain brands.

The remaining 2 – 3% of cases fall on the “exotic” – a malfunction of the sensors and the failure of the control unit.

Note: self-repair is contraindicated.

No water in the washing machine

Since it does not arrive, it means that there is no pressure in the system. The reason for this often becomes a blocked tap water supply, which feeds the machine. The culprit may also be a faulty valve. There is an option with a faulty control unit, but this is not common.

If the error pops up some time after the set, and some of the powder is still washed away – it makes sense to clean the filter.

Note: with a closed tap, everything is clear. With cleaning the filter is quite possible to handle by yourself.

Washer immediately drains the water

The-washing-machine-immediately-drains-the-waterThere are two options. The first is self-draining. That is, the water is discharged immediately after dialing. The reason for this phenomenon – the wrong connection to the sewer. Self-draining can take place immediately after connection, and may disturb after a while. It all depends on the particular sewer and its type. The second option is fraught with trouble. If a drain occurs some time after the program starts, it means there is a malfunction.

Note: in the first case, you just need to properly connect the machine to the sewer. In the second we call the master, without options.

Water underneath the washing machine

Water-underneath-the-washing-machineIf you make the list of top causes of this phenomenon, the curtain wash will lead. Exactly. The fact is that during this operation the powder foams strongly. Meanwhile, the curtains practically do not absorb water, but they beat the foam quite well. So much foam is formed that it starts to leak out through the technological openings in the washing machine system. Foam is converted into water, which scares the owner with his presence under the machine.

The second, by popularity, reason is the leakage of the nozzle, the brake of the hatch cuff and the poor installation of the water supply hose. Well, a rare phenomenon – the flow of the drum itself.

Note: the owner can cope with the replacement of the gasket of the supply hose (if he finds a suitable gasket), but the rest will have to be addressed to the master.

Washing machine does not drain

Has the drain pump filter been cleaned? If the answer to this question is difficult to give, you can try to do it now.

If the filter has nothing to do with it, it means that the costs of replacing the drain pump are coming. By the way, it is possible he broke down because of a clogged filter.

Note: you need to regularly clean the filter and everything will be drained as it should.

Washer doesn't turn on

 

Perhaps nobody plugged it into the outlet or the incorrectly chosen  automatic protection was knocked out. If this is all right, then the control unit is out of order. In rare cases, the reason lies in the failure of the power filter.

Note: again, you need to properly connect the machine to the network. In case of suspected block failure, call the master.

 

Washing machine knocks

The reason for the increased noise of the machine can be its design feature. If it starts knocking “suddenly”, the following options are possible:

Getting inside the tank of a foreign object.

Underwear is unevenly distributed on the drum, resulting in an imbalance. Very often this happens when washing bed linen.

Bearing failure.

Incorrect installation of the machine.

Note: it is better to call a specialist, if there is nothing terrible, do not worry. But if it is a malfunction, it is important to detect and eliminate it as soon as possible.

Here, in principle, is the entire list of the main faults of the washing machine, which are the most common. I keep silence about broken pens, covers, buttons and displays – it doesn’t happen often and requires an individual approach to repair. Is something happening to the machine that is not described above? Call, we will solve your problems.

DIY cheap oven repair service

Modern ovens break quite rarely, but problems in their work are not excluded. The difficulty is that design and all its elements do not provide for extraneous interference. Oven repair at home is usually carried out by replacing parts and in most cases it is done by an experienced oven repairman. However, in some cases, the damage can be repaired independently.

When it makes sense to interfere in the design

If you try to provide oven repair service by yourself, you should know the situations when this should not be done. You definitely do not need to open the body frame, if:

  • electric oven is under warranty;
  • the information panel of the oven shows the problem is the failure of a complex part;
  • you know nothing about electric engineering.

Initial inspection

Checking the fuse in the plugBefore grabbing a multimeter, putting on gloves, and pulling out a set of screwdrivers, it makes sense to check for power in the oven. It is worth looking for answers to the following questions:

  1. Is there power on?
  2. Are there any problems with power cable?
  3. Is the contact between socket and plug good?
  4. Are there traces of carbon deposits, melting on the plug and socket?
  5. Is the guard pin or oven fuse working?
  6. Is the power wire in ideal state, if there are fractures, abrasions or thermal reflow?

If the above problems do not exist, and the oven still does not work, it is necessary to check the appliance for standard faults.

What faults occur most often

If electronic control unit of the oven suddenly fails, be ready to know about oven repair prices in your area. In most cases, you do not need to do anything to identify this problem. Modern models of ovens are equipped with self-testing system: electronics will independently set a signal by displaying the error code.


Repair of the control module in electric ovens by your own hands is possible only if you have experience and knowledge in electronic engineering.

Control-system-failure-oven-repairParts are replaceable and they can be ordered from the manufacturer’s catalog. For people who prefer to get out of the oven baked chicken, but not electronic boards, it is better to call oven repair technician.
If it is not possible or the qualification oven repair professionals are not credible, you can order the entire control unit. It can be done on the official website of the manufacturer or in a specialized online store. Usually installing board in place of the burned one isn’t difficult.

Breaking of mechanical timers & mode switches

Most modern models, that are equipped with mechanical regulators, are not provided for their disassembly and cleaning. Initial repair consists of removal of contaminants from outside, removal of the contact wires and cleaning of leading-out terminal plates on the controller or timer.  If it does not help or does not help fully, the part should be replaced from electric oven appliance.

Oven mode switch
Oven mode switch

Some older models allow cleaning of mechanical regulators, after which they work perfectly, without complaints. It is necessary to make service by means of non-aggressive solvents, for example, white spirit or a weak solution of ammonia. The oxides should be cleaned from the contact group by very fine sandpaper, and for removing corrosion it is better to use special primers.

Mechanical thermostat oven
Mechanical thermostat
Supercharger failure

Mechanical thermostat failure

It is a detail which is often changed including also gas oven repairs. Interference in the design of the device is not required. The entire element is replaced.

 

 

Supercharger failure

The fan blower and grill, over time, cease to create a high-quality air flow. If the engine is running, it is needed to clean the impeller. It constantly accumulates dust, while the blow fans – fat and oil.

After a certain period of operating life, it is necessary to disassemble the oven and lubricate the engine, if it is provided for by its design.

In case of supercharger failure, rewinding or other repair is simply unprofitable – the unit is replaced entirely. The grill engine is proceeded likewise. It is placed in one piece body frame together with the reducer.

Heater Breakage

The heating elements of the oven are constantly working in critical mode. It is quite easy to determine whether heater works. For this, you need to turn on your oven to the appropriate heating mode and check the temperature by touching the hand in the kitchen mitten. The method works, but for more precise result it is better to use a pyrometer. The device will clearly show uniformity of the heating area, and indicate the temperature limit in a given mode. It will allow to diagnose completely or partially “burnt” heater in the oven repair process.

Infrared pyrometer
Infrared pyrometer

Heaters are replaced after disassembly of the body frame, and it isn’t difficult to buy the appropriate part. Specific markings can be read after removing the heating element or in reference data of your electric oven.

Conclusion

The last three elements that can be changed without doubt and hesitation are the backlight lamp, thermal switch and the film touch panel. All these parts are not subject to clean and repair.

You will be informed about operating of the thermal switch in emergency mode by the oven’s electronics, and the problems in the operation of the film touch panel are diagnosed by the absence of reaction, need to exert excessive pressure, accidental operatings.  The backlight lamp can be replaced by your own hands, but for the installation of new thermal switch or film sensor, it is better to contact local oven repair service.

How Does a Refrigerator Work

While the equipment is functioning properly, the user is not interested in how it works. Knowledge of how the refrigerator works will be needed when a breakdown occurs: it will help to avoid a serious malfunction or to quickly identify it. Proper operation also depends heavily on user awareness. The article will consider the device of a domestic refrigerator and its work.

The principle of operation of a modern fridge is based on a substance such as freon, which is able to quickly change its state and cool products thanks to its outstanding qualities. Modern production uses only safe and environmentally friendly refrigerants that are guaranteed not to harm your health and the health of your loved ones.

So, in the fridge there are 4 main components:

1.Refrigerant – a substance that goes in a circle and transfers heat. A special gas, freon, is used as a refrigerant.

2. A capacitor is a tube on the back of the case (in the latest models it can be placed on the side). The heat generated by the compressor during operation, the condenser is released to the environment. So the device does not overheat. That is why manufacturers prohibit the installation of equipment near batteries, radiators and stoves. Then overheating can not be avoided, and the motor will quickly fail.

3. A compressor is a motor that operates on the principle of a pump. It happens invertor and linear. Due to the start of the motor, freon moves through the pipes of the system, providing cooling in the chambers.

4. Evaporator – takes heat from the cooled object (products) and releases it (heat) to the refrigerant. Here freon boils and turns into a gaseous state. In this case, a large amount of heat is taken, the tubes in the chamber are cooled together with the air in the compartment. Usually the evaporator is the inner wall.

First, the refrigerant is at room temperature and is in a gas state. The compressor of the refrigerator compresses it in order to increase the pressure (because of which the temperature also rises), and pumps it into the condenser. Now the gas is hot, which means that the air is cold compared to it. With the help of a cold body, you can lower the temperature of the hot one, which the refrigerator does. In many models of refrigerators, the condenser is located on the back wall – this refrigerant passes through it to cool with the help of ambient air. When the refrigerant cooled, its temperature became room temperature again. But the pressure is still high – and we can lower it again. As a result of this process, the temperature drops even more – and there is what we consider cold.

The inevitable result of the refrigerator is the heating of air. It is not so significant, so we do not notice it. In modern refrigerators, several more stages are added to the cycle. The refrigerant under the influence of high pressure condenses and becomes liquid, generating heat, and in the evaporator under the influence of low pressure boils and turns into a gaseous state, absorbing heat. This is done to improve efficiency, reduce the size and energy consumption of the refrigerator.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Washer

 

Buying a washing machine: what you need to pay attention to when choosing household appliances, so that it becomes an assistant and not a source of problems.

Cleaning time cartoon background with washing machine and bath vector illustration

Choosing a washer, first of all, it is necessary to determine its size and type of load of linen. Dimensions often become one of the main selection criteria when buying. Selecting the size, it should be borne in mind that from the back wall of the machine to the wall it is necessary to leave a gap of about 5 cm – for the installation of hoses.

There are built-in and stand-alone washing machines. In the first embodiment, the door opens only on the front panel (front loading). Free-standing equipment can be either front-loaded or vertical (the door opens on the top panel).

Parameters of washers with front loading: height – 85 cm, width 60 cm. Depth can vary from 32 to 60 cm. Height of devices with vertical loading – from 85 cm to 90 cm, width – from 40 cm to 45 cm, depth – from 60 cm, but there are also models with non-standard parameters.

Cleaning time cartoon background with washing machine and bath vector illustration

An important parameter when choosing – the degree of automation: automatic machine or semi-automatic. The second option is already a thing of the past and is presented on the market with just a few models. Modern automatic washing machine, depending on the amount of pledged linen itself will determine how much water and time it takes to wash. At the same time, electricity is consumed more economically.

It is also necessary to take into account the number of revolutions per minute – the more turns, the drier the laundry after washing. Manufacturers give complete freedom to the buyer in choosing the spin speed: from 400 to 2,000 revolutions per minute. Machines with speeds of 1,000 rpm. designed for fine fabrics – after washing things can be ironed immediately. Speed can be adjusted each time you start.

Washers have standard programs – for example, washing colored items, wool, silk, etc. The temperature set in these modes can be changed if necessary. Additional functions are attached to the standard programs: rapid or intensive washing, extra rinsing, washing without spinning, etc. Some washers are equipped with a function of additional sound insulation, thanks to which the device works almost silently.

Parameters are adjusted using the control unit on the front panel of the washer. It can be in the form of buttons or a digital display. The first option, as a rule, is accompanied by color effects – at different stages of washing the colors of the buttons change, which allows you to always be aware of how much time is left before the end of the wash. The digital display reflects the exact time.

When choosing a washer is also worth paying attention to the class of technology. It is denoted by letters from A to G. “A ++” is the highest class, a machine of this level gently washes clothes and will save energy as much as possible. Another important point is the quality of the washing machine tank. Better if it is stainless steel. And to protect against leakage in the machines, the AquaStop mechanism can be installed – a valve is installed on the water rod, which automatically closes after the water supply.

The market of household appliances is ready to present to the buyer washing machines of various colors and shapes so that the purchase fits into any interior.

So, the choice is yours