Troubleshooting washing machine faults

Repair-troubleshooting This is an index page for troubleshooting washing machine faults containing links to all my washing machine DIY help articles. They contain general advice, which may help troubleshooting many basic faults that don’t require an engineer, or to give an idea of how serious a fault may actually be.

Copyright © Copyright Washerhelp: Please feel free to link to these diy help articles but don't copy and paste them as your own work. Not crediting the author is plagiarism.

You must be competent to carry out repairs, and must accept responsibility for your own and other people’s safety.

Water related faults: Leaks, filling or emptying, and heating water problems


More water related faults and issues

Fabric Softener Problems


Programme faults

Wash Programmes

Washing problems


Functioning Faults


Miscellaneous Motor Faults

Washing machine smells

Washer Smells

Washer dryer specific faults

Most washer dryer faults are the same as faults for washing machines as they are exactly the same machines apart from the added dryer parts. Here are a few specific to washer dryers.

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More washing machine help on Washerhelp Forums

Washing machine forums Washing machine forums (hosted on Washerhelp). Several are open to new members and others are archived for research.

Please don’t ask questions on the forum if the answer is already covered in an appropriate help page above.