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 compartment and starting the siphoning process.
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.
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.
One cause of excessive frost and snow-like ice in a fridge or freezer can be a poorly fitting or damaged door seal. If the door seal becomes distorted or worn then the seal will start to allow warm moist air into the freezer or fridge. This can cause snowy ice to deposit around the shelves in a freezer or on the back wall of a fridge.
I received an email this morning thanking me for my advice regarding noisy washing machines after they found a solution when their washing machine was making a metalic scraping noise. Although there are different possible causes of a scraping noise, one of the most common is the humble underwire from a bra –
Most washing machine doors are hinged on the left. The door closes into a catch on the right. Some people find they need the door to open on the other side. The only washing machines I’m aware of that have the door hinge on the right are Miele washing machines Plus the Hotpoint Aqualtis range appears to be hinged on the right. The Aqualtis range is the washer with the very large door incorporating the control panel.