A blocked pressure system on a washing machine can result in various different symptoms. But it’s not something to speculatively do in the hope that it will fix a fault. The pressure system isn’t always easy to get to – and all symptoms have other potential causes too. Here is a list of common symptomsread the full article..
How To help articles for white goods
A list of all my articles tagged under, "How To", which cover a wide range of interesting topics giving help and advice on various white goods. Some cover DIY repairs, others cover common annoyances and issues - all related to white goods appliances.
Before using a washing machine that has been in storage, especially for a long time, it is wise to be aware that new faults could appear so you should not just assume everything is ok and leave it running unattended. All appliances have the potential to develop a fault that wasn’t there before if they’veread the full article..
This article is about removing the heating element from a front loading UK washing machine. Removing the heater can be very difficult. Don’t do it unless you are sure it needs replacing and you are proficient at repairing things. Very often you cannot get an old heater back in place once removed. This is becauseread the full article..
This article looks at bad smells coming from a washing machine that can be caused by problems in the plumbing. The most common causes of bad smells are covered extensively in my previous article (what causes washing machine smells?) But some smells can be caused by the plumbing. Is there a u-bend fitted? If theread the full article..
Is your washing machine’s drum covered in a greyish white coating? It might be caused by limescale. To remove it try adding about 20 grams of citric acid into the washing machine and wash on a 90 degree wash cycle with no laundry inside. You may need to try it more than once. The bestread the full article..
If you’ve ever wondered what do the wash symbols mean you are not alone. Some of the wash labels on laundry are pretty cryptic. It’s not possible to work out what many of them mean. Many people don’t seem to bother too much with them but as my article points out this could result inread the full article..