Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
If you have a washer that won't start, here are some probable causes to your problem. First, make sure to check your breaker box for a tripped breaker. If nothing is tripped, you will want to make sure the washer is getting power first. You need to check the wall outlet and the power cord. You can properly test both of them with a voltage meter to make sure they are getting correct power. Wiggle the cord and see if you can get it started. You could have a break or loose wire in the cord causing your washer to not start. If it starts, you still need to change out the power cord. If the outlet is not getting power, you will need to conduct a test on that to determine the cause. You may have a bad wire or a loose wire. If you have power to the outlet and cord, make sure your fuse has not blown. You need to check your timer switch next. It may be bad or not working properly. Refer to your manual for the correct procedure. Try the washer on different cycles to see if it will start. It is possible that you have a bad lid switch. It can cause the washer to not start if it is bad. You could have a defective motor as well. If the motor has not been working correctly or making noises and other sounds, there is a good chance it has finally died out. Always make sure that the part is getting power before you change it. A voltage meter is an ideal tool to keep around the house. If a part is not getting power, even with a new part, it will not work. Make sure you test everything before making a decision. Always determine the cause by testing and not guessing. Thanks for choosing FixYa and best wishes.
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