In this article, you will learn what absolutely cannot be done with a washing machine, as well as what are the malfunctions of washing machines and how to eliminate them.
A washing machine is an indispensable “assistant” of many housewives. However, not everyone knows that there are things that absolutely cannot be done with a washing machine.
How not to damage the washing machine, as well as what are the malfunctions of the washing machine, read on UNIAN.
Why can a washing machine break down?
Many people have no idea that washing machine malfunctions can occur not only due to mechanical damage. What to do to make the washing machine last longer? Of course, check the pockets of clothes and prevent coins, jewelry and other “surprises” from being found in the car. Repairing washing machines is not cheap, so do not wash the following things in them:
- pillows with a memory effect (orthopedic pillows can tear during washing and clog the plum with a small filler),
- clothes with pet hair left on it (this hair will get stuck in the drum, clog the filter, and the rest of it will still remain on the clothes and will not come off),
- clothes with stones or sequins (obviously, such decorations can easily come off or peel off, the breakdown of the washing machine is inevitable),
- mats with a rubber base (during washing, the mats can tear and clog the drain, in addition, the machine will receive a serious load)
- things on which there are stains from flammable substances (such stains can ignite, which will end not only with the breakdown of the washing machine, but also with a fire)
bras (small fasteners and bones can easily become the cause of breakage, and the underwear itself does not always “survive” washing in the machine),
too small things (clothes or objects smaller than gloves get stuck in the drain holes),
waterproof clothes (everything is obvious – the machine will not be able to wash such things, besides, it will not be able to drain all the water)
The washing machine broke down – how to open the door
Sometimes it happens that after washing, the machine leaves things “hostage” and does not allow you to open the door. But everything is solved very simply. Turn off the machine (remove the plug from the outlet), after a few minutes the door may open, you will hear a characteristic click. Or, after 20 minutes, you can try to turn on the machine again, the system may “hang” and squeeze the mechanism.
If this did not help, start any washing program. Before starting work, the machine will check whether the hatch is closed, and before that it will automatically remove the lock.
The washing machine broke down – how to drain the water
If the machine suddenly stopped washing and nothing helps to “resuscitate” it, it is important to drain the water. It is dangerous to leave a drum with water, a flood may await you. To drain the water, open the filter cover, it is located at the bottom of the machine, from there you need to get the emergency drain tube. In advance, it is important to prepare a container where you will drain the water. The tube must be directed into this container, after which the water will drain.
How to reset the washing machine
If the washing machine does not turn on, and the indicators light up, then the control board may have failed. Only masters will be able to eliminate such a breakdown, but sometimes a simple restart of the machine will save.
To do this, you need to completely disconnect the machine from the network by removing the plug from the outlet. Then you can wait a few minutes and turn it on again.
We will remind, earlier UNIAN already reported how to wash home slippers from dirt. A miracle washing solution can be made from just three ingredients.