WASHING MACHINE REPAIR
Washing not getting clean in washing machine
When washing is not being cleaned properly or comes out with marks on most people blame the washing machine. But there are more explanations for this problem where the user is at fault than where the washing machine is at fault.
As an engineer I can’t think of many faults on a washing machine that would allow it to work apparently normally and complete the cycle in normal time, but just not wash properly. There will inevitably be some variance in the washing abilities of different washers but it’s hard to imagine even the cheapest being sold where they just can’t wash properly. So before blaming the washer check out these common causes of poor wash results
Possible causes of washing not getting clean properly
Possible washing machine faults
Washing machine has become so dirty inside, and full of grease and gunge, or maybe black mould that it is causing marks on laundry.
Partial blockage in pumping system preventing water being pumped out properly causing poor rinsing.
Drive belt come off, or other fault causing drum to not revolve.
Some washing machines may not give an error code if the heater fails to heat up the water and instead can just carry on washing.
Notice that most of the causes for a washing machine not washing properly are not actual faults on the machine so it’s definitely worth properly checking out all these explanations. Even if your previous washer washed better it’s possible that either something’s changed (maybe you’re using different detergents, washing different loads or using different wash cycles). Or maybe the new washer just doesn’t wash as well as the old but might still be capable of washing adequately if attention is given to the points above.
It can be possible for collapsed drum bearings, or a cracked or broken drum shaft, to allow the inner drum to scrape on the inside of the outer tub causing marks on clothes, but this is rare, and should also generate excess noise. If there is no other obvious fault, such as the drum not turning, and the washing machine goes through the wash cycle as normal, and spins the clothes dry at the end, then carefully eliminate the first list of points before calling an engineer or complaining to the retailer.
Maybe the washing machine is just not very good at washing
You would think it impossible for a modern washing to just be incapable of producing good quality wash results, but according to Which? many washing machines that they test are just “poor” at washing no matter how well you use them. This is ludicrous, how hard can it be to wash laundry? All they have to do is fill with water and detergent, heat up the water and agitate the laundry then drain the water, rinse a few times and spin. However, it does appear many are much better at it than others. Check out Which appliance reviews to find out which are good and which are poor