It is every washing appliance user’s nightmare to find the machine working one moment the stops halfway through the program, leaving your washing sitting in water. There are easy ways to avoid sudden washing machine breakdowns. Though breakdown due to faulty part can not be avoided but the lifespan of the appliance and its parts can be prolonged.
Step 1. Before loading the washing machine to do any washing, check all pockets and remove and money especially coins from clothing. These can easily drop straight down to the pump causing sudden blocked pumps. Coins can lie in the washing machine for a while before making their way to the pump, not that they have any intelligence but it drops down the drain pump due to vibration.
Step 2. There are a lot of products in the market to aid washing cloths these days, but all in all there do have side effects. One product that I will mention is a sheet called color catcher. This is a good product to use but bear in mind that after washing your cloths and you can’t find the color catcher sheet, then the possibility is that it has found its way into the underside of the inner drum, which will eventually find its way to block the drain pump.
Step 3. The last step to avoid is small items like socks and bra wires getting caught in the washing machine drum. Bra wires will make a lot of noise when caught in the washing machine, sounding like the drum bearings have broken.
To avoid all three steps, put small items like socks and bra’s into a pillow case, also put the color catcher into those little detergent nets, that way it will always come out after wash. You may be wondering how does coins, color catcher etc get into the underside of the drum to cause unexpected blockages. There is a gab between the door seal and the inner drum; this is where any loose little item gets into the machine, thus causing sudden and unexpected blockages.
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