Portable washing machines, like other machines, experience downtimes due to equipment faults or other issues. We could rely on the friendly repairman to come over and take a look at our portable washing machines.
But most of the time, they are tiny issues that we could have solved on our own – as long as we know where to look.
Washing clothes has become quite an urgent kind of task in city living, and that is why the washing machine has been invented. We no longer wash clothes in our own free time, much less remove them leisurely. So when our portable washing machines break down, we need a quick solution. But waiting for the repairman isn’t one.
No doubt that each type of washing machine will be different from one another, but some issues are common to washing machines. Knowing some of these common problems with portable washing machines and how to solve them is a quick and straightforward solution to your clothes washing woes. Read here for some of the common issues and their solutions.
Portable Washing Machine Does Not Start
One of the most commonly seen problems with using electrical equipment is not troubled with the material, but trouble with the power source. The power source may not be plugged-in, it may be loose, or the switch has not been on. In this case, all you have to do is check the power and fix them properly to solve your troubles. But if the power cord is damaged or the fuse has been blown due to an outage, then replacing them is not as straightforward. It is still possible to replace the fuse and repair power cords on your own, but make sure you know what you are doing. Otherwise, it’s better to just wait for the repairman. If all the electric parts are beautiful, but your portable washing machine still doesn’t work, then the problem could be with the portable washing machine itself. In this case, it is best to wait for the repairman since you are unlikely to be familiar with the inner workings of your machine.
Water Does Not Fill the Portable Washing Machine
This could be the result of a clogged inlet hose or because the hose is not connected. If these are not the reason, then you can examine the control panel of your portable washing machine. The lid switch, timer switch, or the water level switch could be faulty. Usually, if it’s a minor glitch in the switches, you can work around them by resetting the machine to its neutral state. But if the problem persists, it might be an electrical fault with the switches, and you will need to contact your washing machine manufacturer.
Portable Washing Machine is Not Spinning
Sometimes the portable washing machine may be overloaded by the number of clothes you put into the tub. Too many clothes can overburden the machine, making it stall. Portable washing machines are small and delicate, so they are designed to stop when overloaded to prevent damaging the equipment. If the portable washing machine still doesn’t spin after you have reduced the load in your machine, the problem might be a broken or loose belt that is responsible for moving the tub. If you’re good with do-it-yourself, you could consider replacing the belt on your own.
The Agitator of the Portable Washing Machine is Not Moving
Again, you should check if your machine is overloaded. If not, the belt responsible for the agitator might be loose too. Sometimes, clothes may have been caught in the agitator resulting in a trapped agitator. Just carefully remove the clothes from the agitator, and it should work fine.
Noisy Portable Washing Machine
Your portable washing machine could be working in overload. Even if it is not overloaded, it could be working near to the overload point. The more you put into the washing machine, the less efficient it becomes, and the noise level goes up. If the portable washing machine runs nosily even with minimal load, a part of the washing machine could be loose or broken. In this case, it would be best to call in support to help you solve your problem.