Hello and welcome back to Appliance Champion’s blog! Lately, we have been discussing what to do when our Southlake washing machines start acting up. In part one of our blog series, we discussed what to do if your washer is off balance. In part two, we gave you possible solutions for a leaky washer. In parts three and four, we gave you clues as to what the odd noises your washer is making might mean. Today, we are going to continue talking about your washing machine and what to do when your washer won’t run or fill with water.

My Washer Won’t Run

If your washer won’t run, first you need to take a deep breath and try not to panic. We understand that a washer that isn’t working, especially when you have something that needs washed for your day tomorrow, can be incredibly frustrating. For this reason, Appliance Champion does our very best to provide same day appointments because we understand how much we rely on our washing machines. Read on to learn more about what to check when your washer won’t run!

The Water Supply

Before you call your washing machine repair specialist, there are a few things you can do, including checking the water supply. If your washer isn’t getting any water, then of course it’s not going to run. Check the water supply hoses to make sure that they are working, that they are kink-free, and that there is nothing clogging the water supply lines. Old hoses or damaged ones will not supply your washer with the proper amount of water and may cause leaking and subsequent water damage. Also, make sure that your home’s plumbing supplying the water to your washer is functioning properly.

Power Cord

Often the solution is simple when it comes to getting your washer back up and running. If your washer seems to be resisting even turning on, you may need to check your power cord to make sure that it is plugged in all the way and didn’t get accidently yanked out of the wall. Also, make sure your cord isn’t damaged. A damaged cord can also be the culprit of an ill-functioning washing machine or could be the precursor of an electrical fire. Never use an appliance with a damaged electrical cord. If your cord is plugged in, then you may want to check the circuit breaker to make sure that it has not been tripped. If your circuit is consistently being tripped, we suggest that you talk to your local electrician and have your home’s electrical system inspected, making sure that it can support the electrical load that your appliances and electronics put on it.

The Lid Switch

If your water supply, your power cord, and electrical system seems to be working, then check the lid switch of your washer. Most washers have a lid switch which tell the washer that it is safe to operate because the outer door is closed. However, sometimes the lid switch will not work because it has been covered with lint, dirt, or other residue. If this is the case the switch will jam. You can clean the switch with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab or paper towel to clear the residue away.

Washer Still Not Working?

Is your washer is still not working, or an error code keeps obnoxiously popping up? Contact the washing machine repair specialists at Appliance Champion! We provide appliance repair to Southlake and the surrounding areas of Dallas, Texas. We would love to help you get your washer back up and running as soon as possible. For this reason, we can almost guarantee a same day appointment the day that you call us, because we understand how big of an inconvenience being without a washer can be. If you are in Southlake and need washing machine repair call Appliance Champion today!