4 Reasons Your Washing Machine Isn't Turning On

If your washing machine isn't turning on, you will not be able to wash your clothing. When your machine doesn't turn on, several things could be at fault.

#1: Power

First, you need to ensure that your machine is getting the power it requires. Perhaps the plug has been pulled out of the outlet. Or maybe the outlet isn't working correctly.

You can check the outlet with a multimeter to see if there is electricity flowing through the meter. If there isn't electricity flowing through the meter, you will want to check and see if the breaker is tripped. If the breaker isn't tripped, the outlet may need to be repaired.

#2: Motor

Second, your washing machine may not turn on because of an issue with the motor. The motor is what drives the entire function of your washing machine. If the motor starts to overheat, your machine will shut down. Your motor is going to overheat when something inside of it is not working right. An experienced appliance technician can take apart your engine and figure out what faulty part is causing it to overheat.

#3: Lib Switch

If your machine has power but isn't turning on when you try to start the load, the lid switch may be damaged. Your device will not turn if the lid switch is open, and if the switch gets damaged, it may end a signal to your machine that the lid is open even when it is not, preventing the washing machine from running. This is a simple fix that a technician can quickly repair. All they have to do is remove the old switch and install a new switch so that the right signal is sent to your machine's computer chips that control the operation of the machine.

#4: Timer Knob

Fourth, with some washing machines, the timer knob has to be aligned with the appropriate point on the control panel graphic. If the knob gets out of alignment, then the machine will not turn on. You may need to move the timer to get it working again. If that doesn't fix the issue, then you may need to replace the timer knob. The wiring to the knob may also need to be replaced as well.

If your machine isn't turning on, start by checking the power. If that isn't the issue, you may need a technician to fix the motor, lid switch, or timer knob. Either way, a technician should be able to get your washer up and running again.  

Contact a washer and dryer repair contractor to learn more.

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