There are two possible 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 (or causing the motor to surge into spin when it shouldn’t). This causes the laundry to be flung around inside. The occasional jumping around may not be anything to worry about, but regular or severe occurrences should be a cause for concern and can cause expensive damage to your washing machine if ignored.
Articles tagged with common laundry problems covering various common annoyances and problems encountered when washing laundry
If white shirts are coming out of the wash looking grey, or if coloured laundry is fading too quickly the first thing you need to look at is the type of detergent you are using. There are plenty of cheap detergents around, and many environmentally friendly alternatives. However, environmentally friendly detergents may not match the quality of results that normal quality branded detergents can achieve (as found by some Which? reports).
White streaks or residual washing powder on laundry after washing
If you have white streaks on clothes at the end of a wash cycle they are most likely to be undissolved detergent. Sometimes you can get them out by sponging. If you can't, and your washing machine has a rinse only programme, use that, or put them on a full wash cycle without any detergent in.
Brown or rust coloured spots on laundry can be caused by the following –
- Metal objects in the washing machine such as nails, paper clips. These often get stuck in the outer tub under the drum and start to rust
This video shows how to remove grease spots from cooking oil (and other grease spots) –