What to do if the washing machine glass breaks

What to do if the washing machine glass breaks

If the glass of the machine door is broken or cracked, you will no longer be able to operate the unit until it is replaced or repaired. After all, through a hole or crack in the door, water will flow onto the floor, which will lead to serious problems with the neighbours. In this article we will tell you what to do in this case.

Why does glass break?

First, keep in mind that one small crack is already unsafe for your machine. After all, when washing, a colossal load is placed on all parts, including the sunroof glass. And if there is even one small damage, the glass can burst right in the process, and this will lead to even bigger problems: fragments will fall into the drum, pierce the tank and “break the woods” with other parts. Among the most common causes of hatch door failure, there are several.

  • Bad location. Sometimes the unit is installed in such a way that something constantly hits, catches, or touches it. Sooner or later, the glass of the door will not withstand this.
  • Overload of laundry. Some people think that the load rate is an empty phrase, and if you put a couple of kilograms more of things in the drum, nothing will happen. This is a huge misconception.
  • Foreign metal objects in the drum. Even a small coin, when washed at high speeds, accelerates to high speeds. Therefore, it can break through glass very easily.
  • Damage during production. There is always a chance that you will come across a defect. Before paying, carefully look at the car window. If there are bubbles or small scratches on it, it is better to ask for another unit.
  • Drum failure. Sometimes the retaining joint breaks and the drum begins to move uncontrollably. Then the laundry acts on the glass with even greater pressure.

Yes, some of these reasons have nothing to do with the activities of the machine user, but some could be avoided with proper behaviour and compliance with several simple rules, namely:

  • The unit must be installed so that nothing interferes with opening the door,
  • Wash clothes with metal rivets in special machines,
  • All buttons, zippers and zippers must be fastened before washing,
  • Check pockets carefully,
  • Periodically change the gaskets on the door.

If you follow the instructions and treat your home assistant with care and respect, there should be no problems. At least because of you.

Taking out the old part

Glass, like other parts, is not always universal and may vary from model to model. That is why you should not randomly buy the first one you like and try to install it. To understand what parameters you need, you need to remove the glass from the washer door. To do this, take a set of Phillips screwdrivers and follow the instructions.

  • First, disconnect the washing unit from all supply systems (electricity and water) and open the door all the way.
  • Take a screwdriver and unscrew the bolts that hold the door on the front wall of the machine.
  • Now unscrew the bolts connecting the inner and outer door panels, with glass inserted in the middle between them.

Now just remove the glass and take it to the store to find something completely similar.

We install a brand-new part.

The most important thing here is to do everything carefully and without sudden movements, so as not to break the new part, otherwise you will have to go to the store again and buy the same one. To change glass, you need:

  • Insert the glass between the front and back panels of the door and screw in the screws to fasten it all together,
  • Place the door in its original place at the front wall and screw in the bolts,
  • Check that everything is holding properly, and that the door opens and closes.

That's all! Almost everyone can cope with this task.

Where can I get new glass?

It happens that in a small store of components for a washing machine it is difficult to find one or another part. And glass for the door is no exception. If you don't find what you're looking for, there are many stores online that will send you the part you need.

  • For example, the Internet portal Coimbatore Service offers glass for car hatches of the Indesit and Ariston brands. The price of the first is 1.5 thousand rupees, and the price of the second is about 1,400 rupees.
  • On the SPB Spare Parts website there are glasses for washing machines of the brands IFB, Electrolux, Bosch, Samsung, Whirlpool, and others. The price ranges from 1000 to 1600 rupees.
  • Some stores do not offer glass separately, but just a door with a panel, glass, and handle. As a rule, such a kit costs about 1,800 rupees, which, in principle, is not much more expensive than buying glass separately.

In any case, the main thing is to wait for your new part and not to operate the machine with a broken door until the glass is replaced.