If your washer isn’t draining or spinning the clothes before the cycle finishes, you’ll know. Your clothes will be sopping wet and super heavy. Does this mean you need to replace your washing machine? You may be thinking that if it can’t spin the water out of the clothes it’s washing, it may just be a paperweight at this point. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Let our team at Top Shelf Appliance take a look. We may be able to save you hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on a replacement washing machine. However, if your machine is over 10 years old, then it may make more financial sense to replace it. We’ll let you know what your best possible next steps should be after we take a look at your washer.
Give us a call at (253) 444-4786 to schedule your service call. And here’s the best part: if you choose to hire us after we diagnose the repair, your diagnosis is absolutely free!
Reasons Your Washer Has Stopped Spinning and/or Draining
It may seem like spinning and draining issues for a washing machine are two separate things. But you may be surprised to learn that they both can happen from a common cause. What that cause is, of course, can be different, depending on what exactly is wrong with your machine.
Here are some of the more common reasons we tend to see washer breakdowns involving spinning and draining issues.
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Unbalanced Laundry Loads
The good news is, you may not need a repair at all! An unbalanced load of laundry can cause your machine to have draining and/or spinning issues. Make sure your washer is on even ground. If so, simply try redistributing the clothes in the washer and running the load again. Did that fix the problem? If not, give our technicians at Top Shelf Appliance a call for help.
Too Much Soap
If you use too much soap in your washing machine, this too can cause problems with how water drains out of the machine. Double-check the instructions on the bottle of laundry detergent to see exactly how much soap you should use.
You should be able to get away with using a little less soap and getting a load of laundry that’s just as clean. In fact, it’s actually better to use less soap when you can. Soap can gunk up the works and cause problems with your machine’s functions later on if too much of it collects in certain places.
Extension Cord Use
This may seem like a silly question, but do you use an extension cord with your washing machine? If so, did you know that can cause problems with how your machine operates? The reason is simple: there’s not enough electricity going to your washer for it to run properly.
If you use an extension cord, you can actually cause your washing machine to overheat. As a safety measure, the machine shuts down which causes the load to stop in the middle – before it drains and/or spins out the laundry. You may need to call an electrician to come in and set you up with a better electrical situation for your washer.
Issues with the Drain Hose
If your washer can’t drain all the water out of it, this may be because the water has nowhere to go. This happens when you have a problem with your drain hose. If the hose has any damage to it, this can affect how and if the water can drain properly. This can even happen if there’s a bend in the drain hose. Anything that affects your washer’s ability to drain water out of it properly will cause the water to back into the washer because it simply has nowhere else to go.
If Your Washer Is Giving You Problems, Our Team at Top Shelf Appliance Can Help!
When your washer can’t spin the water out of the clothes, or when it can’t drain all the water out of the machine, you end up with a soaked, heavy load of laundry. Sure, you could ring out the clothes by hand, or hang them on the clothesline, but why should you have to? That’s what the washing machine should be doing for you so you have more time to do (hopefully) more fun things!
You can count on Top Shelf Appliance to help you with all your washer repair needs. In fact, you can count on us to help you with any appliance repair needs you may have. We handle all makes and models of every household appliance there is, from washers and dryers to ice makers and freezers. We’re your one-stop-shop for all things appliance!
Call us at (253) 444-4786 or message us online, and we’ll set you up with our next available service appointment. While a washer issue isn’t always an emergency, it can certainly be a downer for sure. Call us today, and our team at Top Shelf Appliance will get your washer back up and running in no time!
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