This page looks at the effects of hard water and limescale in washing machines and plumbing. Limescale removing products are just dealing with symptoms and not causes. After research, I’m writing about limescale and hard water, in a non technical way and looking into water softener products. What is hard water? Hard water is water... continue reading.
Common problems associated with white goods appliances
An archive of articles tagged under "Common Problems", which are associated with white goods appliances (particularly washing machines). They cover a wide range of issues which may be interesting and useful to most people.
Many modern washing machines display error codes if they detect a fault, but they don’t all display a readable error code. The more basic ones indicate an error by flashing, or lighting some of the lights. If your washing machine stops working and you can see some of the lights flashing, or one or more... continue reading.
Sometimes the washer finishes its cycle and leaves the fabric softener compartment full of water. This is caused by a blockage, or a missing siphon tube. The small fabric conditioner compartment in the soap dispenser drawer has a plastic cap or tube at the back for the water to siphon up through. How the fabric... continue reading.
Have you got clothes coming out of washing machine hot? Laundry should be cold when coming out of the washing machine, they’ve just been rinsed several times in cold water. The temperature of the cold water varies throughout the year, so in winter the clothes should be a lot colder (and therefore feel wetter). In... continue reading.
Sometimes the fabric softener doesn’t seem to work properly, the laundry isn’t softened and doesn’t have the conditioner smell. This can be because it’s being taken into the machine too soon – often during the early rinses and is therefore rinsed away from the laundry. It’s usually caused by stray water going into the conditioner... continue reading.
Item There are two common causes for when a washing machine jumps and bangs on spin. Either the load is a bad one and unable to be balanced, or a fault is preventing the machine from balancing the load. The occasional jumping around may not be anything to worry about. However, regular or severe occurrences... continue reading.