If your washing machine is exhibiting signs of trouble, it could mean that you need to do a little research to address the problem. Before you call in an expert, however, there are a few common washer issues that you can fix on your own.
1. Not draining
If the water isn't draining, it likely means that something is stuck in the hose or your pump. All you need to do is remove the hose, drain the water into a bucket or bowl, then use a coat hanger to pull out the remaining stuck objects. If this still doesn't solve your problem, look for broken blades within your pump.
2. Not spinning
When a washer fills with water, it should start spinning. However, if it doesn't, it could be the result of a broken lid switch. You can test it out and replace it yourself. You should consult your owner's manual to know which wires to test and how to access the panel on your machine.
3. It's leaking
With all of the water a washer uses, a homeowner's worst nightmare is for it to leak or overflow. However, leaks can be easy to fix. You should check the fittings to determine if the connections are loose as well as the seal and bearing to identify if they need to be replaced. If you still cannot determine where the leak is originating from, your local Denver Roto-Rooter plumbing expert is here to help.