Semi-Automatic Washing Machines Problems and Solutions
1. Spinning performance is not good
If you’re facing inconsistent performance from your semi-automatic washing machine i.e. sometimes it takes less time and sometimes it takes more than usual time to wash clothes, don’t worry the problem is actually minor. Make sure that the drain pipe is placed horizontally, otherwise in washing machines with no drain pump the drainage system will become inefficient resulting in poor spinning performance.
2. Washing machine vibrating abnormally
This generally is caused by a poorly balanced washing machine. If the surface underneath the washing machine isn’t horizontal make the necessary changes to the adjustable screws on which the washing machine rests. If your semi-automatic washing machine doesn’t have these screws buy a stand with adjustable screws and place the washing machine on it. In cases where the surface is horizontal and vibrations still persist, make sure you distribute clothes evenly in the tub before washing them.
3. Semi-automatic washing machine not washing clothes
Start by checking the main switch where the washing machine is plugged in. Make sure the switch is working properly and the connections are tight. After that, check if the wash timer or spin timer is turned ON. If the problem still persists check if the wash selector is not set to ‘Drain’ if it is on Drain mode the machine will not wash. In some cases, the control module (PCB) of the washing machine stops working. If don’t have prior experience in working with live wires and high voltages, call a repair professional to examine the washing machine.
4. Clothes with lint don’t wash clean
dirt lint filter is mostly the cause of this problem. Make sure you clean the lint filter after 4-5 washes. Another reason for this problem is using too less detergent. This causes more damage to clothes and produces excessive lint. Using lesser water than the level of clothes also causes wear and produce more lint. If you still have problems, consult a semi-automatic washing machine repairman.
5. Water keeps filling and draining simultaneously
Firstly, make sure the wash selector is not set to ‘Drain’. If this doesn’t help then the drain valve of the machine is faulty and has to be replaced.
6. Washing machine randomly stops during washing cycle
Firstly make sure the main switch is working and all the connections are tight. If the problem still persists, most likely the power supply doesn’t comply with the requirements of the washing machine. Due to this, the motor gets overheated and stops till it cools down to normal working temperatures.
7. Washing machine is noisy
Objects trapped in between the outer tub and drum can also be the cause of the noise, things like coins and debris are extremely common to be retrieved from around the heater between the drum and they can cause damage to the machine and any clothing in it. Make sure you clear out all the pockets of clothes before putting them in the machine. With time the bearings of the washing machine also start to degrade and become faulty causing loud noise while rotating. Operating a washing machine with faulty bearing can cause fatal damage. This can be rectified by either lubricating the bearing with grease (or oil) or by replacing them.