Washing Machine Repair Guide – How To Fix A Washer DIY






Here is a fast troubleshooting guide for repairing your Washing Machine. Use the guide to repair your washer whether it is a front load or a top load. The repair methods below are meant to be used for all washing machines. If you are still having trouble with your washer after using the troubleshooting guide below, go to our homepage to ask an appliance repair question and ask your question in complete detail to help us assist you to fix your washing machine.

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Washing machine does NOT SPIN

  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission

Water is NOT entering the washing machine tub

  • Check that the water supply valve is on
  • Check water supply hoses for kinks
  • Check the filter screens
  • Test the water level switch
  • Test the water temperature switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the water inlet valve

Water fills the washing machine tub very slowly

  • Check that the water valves are turned on full
  • Check the water pressure at the tap
  • Check the filter screens
  • Test the water inlet valve

Washer does not work and makes NO noise

  • Check that the washer is plugged into power
  • Check circuit breaker
  • Test outlet for power
  • Inspect the filter screen
  • Test the water level switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the water inlet valve
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Test the motor

Washer does not work properly but makes SOME noise

  • Test for overheating
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Test the water inlet valve
  • Check that the water supply valves on
  • Inspect the filter screen
  • Test the motor

Tub does NOT fill with enough water

  • Test the water level switch
  • Check that the drain hose is positioned correctly

Washing machine agitator does NOT move at all

  • Inspect the drive belt
  • Test the lid switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
  • Inspect the agitator
  • Inspect the pump coupling
  • Test the water level switch

Agitator movement is weak or NO movement

  • Inspect the agitator
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
  • Inspect the pump coupling

Clothes are STILL wet after the spin cycle

  • Check that drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for blockage
  • Inspect water pump
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler

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