The washing machine does not turn on - what to do?

The washing machine does not turn on - what to do?

Until recently, the washing machine worked as smoothly as a clock. And now it just won't turn on? This problem can take you by surprise. She appears unexpectedly and disrupts our plans for the next wash of clothes. If your machine has such a problem, then don’t worry. Perhaps this article will help you.

First, let's figure out how our breakdown manifests itself. And it can manifest itself in the following ways:

  • First, when you turn on the machine, you may notice that the indicator light comes on. But the water does not begin to accumulate. And the washing does not start accordingly.
  • Secondly, the following may happen: after you turn on the washing machine, all the indicators begin to light up and then go out. That is, they just blink.
  • And thirdly, after you turned on the washing machine, the indicator light did not light up and nothing happened.

We've sorted out the symptoms. Now let's move on to the causes of our “disease”.

What caused this malfunction?

  • The cord, plug, or socket may be damaged.
  • There is no electricity.
  • The washing machine door lock system is broken.
  • The button that turns on the machine has broken down.
  • Interference filter failure.
  • Broken contacts in the electrical circuit.
  • The control device is faulty.
  • The module has failed.

We do it ourselves!

Before you start repairing your washing machine yourself, you need to make sure that the plug is connected to the outlet.  Perhaps the reason is that the household appliances are simply de-energized. After all, we often forget to check the simplest option and immediately sound the alarm. Then we will check the presence of electricity in the network. To do this, you can connect any electrical appliance and check its functionality. If there is electricity, the machine is connected to the network, but it still does not turn on, then it’s time to start repairing.

Is the outlet working?

To check the serviceability of various conductors that may break, it is best to use a tester. This device is also called a multimeter. Using it, we will look for faults by “ringing” various wires, etc.

In order to check the socket, you can also use an indicator screwdriver or some other electrical device. For clarity, it is better to use a lamp. If the lamp connected to this socket lights up, then the socket is working. If it doesn’t light up, then we have found our breakdown. And all that remains is to eliminate it.

To do this, we will turn off the power to the apartment. This is done in the shield. Then, using a screwdriver, remove the cover and repair or replace the socket.

Is the network cable working?

If used carelessly, the washing machine's power cord may become damaged. Usually it frays or breaks. In order to check this type of malfunction, let's check the wires using a multimeter. If you find a break, it is better to replace the entire wire. As a last resort, you can find the break point and fix it with a twist or soldering iron. But we do not recommend this option.

Broken button that turns on the machine

If your machine model is not new, then the breakdown may be related to the button that turns on the machine. There are two wires connected to the button. Using a tester, you need to make sure that these wires, as well as the button itself, are working properly. Let's check the button both in the off and on positions. If during the process of “ringing” with a multimeter you find a faulty button, then we order a new one and replace it.

Module and command apparatus

If all previous checks have shown that everything is in order, then we move on to the next possible reason - module failure. As in our other articles, we do not recommend repairing or changing the electronics module of a washing machine on their own for those people who do not have sufficient skills in solving similar problems.

But before you call a professional, you may want to check for other possible problems.

Interference filter malfunction

There is a possibility that the interference filter has failed. This part of the washing machine is needed only to ensure that various household appliances, such as a TV, radio and computer, do not interfere with the operation of the machine. It may break during long-term use of the washing machine or due to a short circuit. Three wires are connected to it at the input, and two at the output. We will also ring it using a tester and make sure that it is working properly. If it is faulty, then we buy a new one and replace it.

Lock failure

If the lock is faulty, then you may observe the following problem: when connected to the network, the indicator lights up. But even with the hatch closed, the washing does not start. In order to check if there is voltage at the lock when the washing machine is turned on. If there is voltage and it does not perform its functions, then it needs to be replaced.

Violation of integrity and breakage of electrical circuit wires

During operation of the washing machine, some wires may come into contact with individual parts. This situation may cause friction and broken wires. Also, due to vibrations, they can become disconnected from the mounting sockets. In order to detect this malfunction, you must carefully examine all the wires. Such an inspection will make it possible to detect this malfunction. You can also “ring” suspicious places with a tester.

We hope this material will help you solve the problem. Happy renovation!