Clothes Washer

Want to avoid a costly washing machine repair? Here are a few simple tips for maintaining your washer:

  • If you have an H-E washing machine, use only H-E detergent
  • Run machine through clean cycle monthly if applicable (Please note: not all machines have a clean cycle – check your operator’s manual)

My washer:

Does not work at all

  • Check the power supply (cord, breaker, fuse).
  • Make sure the lid is closed completely.
  • Make sure the water faucets are on.

Won’t drain properly

  • If it is draining as it fills, the drain hose is probably too low. Raise the height of the tub or standpipe.
  • Make sure there isn’t a kink in the hose.
  • Check for any obstructions, such as small clothing items, that could be stuck in the drain system.

Won’t spin

  • Make sure the washer isn’t overloaded.
  • Check to make sure there are no clothes stuck in the washer.