black polo cologne for men Fixes for 6 common problems
Unlike other types of housework, I actually enjoy doing laundry most of the time. Putting dirty clothes in the washing machine, pressing a button or two, and taking them out clean what could be easier, right? Except when it not. Have you ever reached into your washer and found a load of totally sopping wet clothing? If so, the mess is probably due to a washing machine that doesn spin. If you the type who puts it off needlessly, then tries to compensate by stuffing a ginormous amount into the washer at once, the likely result? A washing machine that doesn’t spin. Fix: In this case, you may be punished for your procrastination by being forced to fish out a dripping wad of soggy excess fabric and put it in a laundry basket (you do have one, don you?) while the now normal sized load does its thing. Generally, this happens when you trying to clean one or two heavy items, such as a comforter, bath sheet, or washable pet bed, and something clumps into a big, sullen lump. Interestingly, an unbalanced load can also cause the opposite problem, an ineffective spin cycle that won stop.
Fix: Open the machine (for a front loader, wait till it automatically unlocks at the end of its cycle) and manually shift the contents around so they more evenly distributedProblem: It could be the positioning of the appliance itself that causing the spin cycle hiccup. Usually this issue is impossible to ignore, because your washing machine will make it loud and clear with noise and vibrations aplenty. A front loader may even “walk” across your laundry room. Fix: the washer little legs so that the whole thing is absolutely level.
Faulty lid switch
Problem: This applies to top loading machines only. Top loaders have a device called a lid switch that signals to the washer when the lid is not properly closed. If your lid switch stops doing its job, your washing machine doesn spin, as a safety precaution. Fix: the underside of the lid, you find a small protrusion that activates the switch when you close the lid. If it bent out of shape so that it doesn make contact, try simply bending it back. If that doesn help, replace the lid switch (most models cost $50 or less).
Inadequate (or no) drainage
Problem: As a general rule, a washing machine doesn’t spin normally unless the laundry load has been drained of water. Problems with draining usually stem from a drainage hose that become either kinked or clogged with small items like coins or buttons from your clothing. Fix: For the first issue, unkink the hose. To solve the second problem, detach and unclog the hoses leading from the appliance to its drain pump. (You may have to remove the back of the washer; check manufacturer instructions.)Problem: Even when your washing machine agitates just fine, trouble with the spin cycle might be caused by your drive motor. The motor spin mode can burn out even as the agitation function continues to work correctly. Fix: This last solution is not a DIY project unless you are very experienced and uber confident. The rest of us will need to hire a qualified professional to replace the motor.