Washer and common installation problems and possible causes


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Automatic Washing Machine and common installation problems and possible causes

Water does not pump out Cause: 
1. Drain hose too high ( over six feet )
2. Blockage or crimp in the drain hose
3. Drain pipe not vented

Water on the floor Cause:
1. A leaking hose on the water inlet valve or faucet
2. A leaking drain hose connection
3. The drain hose is coming out of the stand pipe when draining
4. Restricted drain pipe – running beyond capacity

Flood Buzz:
The simple water leak alarm that warns you of a water problem before it becomes a flood.

The machine vibrates or “walks” Cause:
1. Improperly installed front feet
2. The washer is not level
3. The shipping strap is not removed or a retaining pin is still attached to a shipping pin on the base of the washer
4. Floor not solid

The machine doesn`t fill Cause:
1. The water faucets are not turner on
2. There is a blockage in the hose or the fill valves
3. Drain hose siphoning – not cut to length or siphon break not installed

Linting of clothes Causes:
1. The clothes were not sorted properly
2. The washer was overloaded
3. Paper or tissues were left in pockets
4. Not using enough detergent
5. Not enough water

Snags, rips and holes Causes:
1. Misuse of clorine bleach
2. Sharp articles were left on the clothes
3. A damaged agitator or basket

Twisting and tangling of clothes Causes:
1. The washer is overloaded
2. Improper washer loading
3. Not enough water

Excessive wrinkling Causes:
1. The washer is overloaded
2. Warm rinse or high-speed spins on permanent press fabrics
3. No cool-down time
4. Leaving the load in the washer after it is washing
5. Not enough water

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