- Lid switch
Lid switch prevents a washing machine and/or dryer from starting when you press start button
2. Bad transmission
3. Control board
4. Bad drain pump
5. clogged filter
6. bad timer
7. Bad door lock
8. Bad suspension rod
9. Bad drive belt
10. Bad motor control board and bad motor
11. Bad agitator Dogs — if you can turn the agitator one way and not the other, that is how it supposed to be. If you can move it both ways – the dogs are worn out.
12. Bad fill valve — if the valve getting power, but not letting water in.
13. Bad clutch assembly.
14. Bad actuator — washer slow spinning instead of quick one
15. door strike broken off
16. Bad pressure switch relay
17. Leaking tub seal
18. Pressure switch hose from pressure switch to the side of the tub. Buildup of crud happens and it does not sense the pressure. Pressure switch can go bad itself and gets stuck closed or stuck open.
19. Button can get stuck
20. Dampenin strap can get ripped
21. Bad motor couplings — drain pump, then motor in the front, coupler between motor and transmission and then transmission. Coupler is a round rubber piece with plastic bearings
22. Inlet water screens were clogged
23. Bas speed control switch. Slow spin instead of medium or high and cloths were always wet when finished
Replacing a transmission becomes a very expensive repair. Generally if the transmission is bad people end up replacing the whole washer. So if your washer is giving you problems hopefully this is not the problem you’re having. There’s a couple of different symptoms that you could look for, that will indicate a bad transmission. One of them is loud grinding noises when your unit is going into a spin. If it sounds like it’s an aeroplane taken off it gets louder and louder it’s just horrendously loud, a lot of times that means that transmission is going out.
Another thing to look for is if your clothes come out with grease spots on them that means that transmission or the gearcase is leaking oil out most of the time. So there’s this grey sludgy stuff that’s typically a bad sign as well. One more thing that you could look for is you can pull the washer out and the transmission what I’m talking about here this is is mostly for top load washers
One more thing you could look for is you can pull the washer out from the wall and just tip it back and if you look at the floor if you see any oil leakage on the floor that’s a bad sign and if you look at the cabinet of the washer from the inside if you see like a oil ring like a oil splatter all the way around that is a bad sign as well. That means that transmission was leaking oil and without any oil in the transmission it’s not going to be long before it completely comes out and needs to be replaced. This is mostly for top load washers.
The transmission on a washer is one of the hardest things you can replace. It is a hard job, it takes a long time sometimes that even takes 2 people, so if you’ve never fixed washers or appliances before, if you have just a little bit experience I would not recommend trying tackling a problem like that yourself.
If you do try to replace that transmission but if you do go with it there’s plenty of videos out there that show how to replace transmissions so those can help out as well.
Bad machine control board. Not to be confused with the user interface board, the user interface is usually the one with the display on it with all the buttons and stuff. Typically the machine control board is going to be a different control board. For example, if you have a front load washer you have the display up in front that will be the user interface. Typically the machine control board will be underneath the lid somewhere on top. Usually on the right or left side or sometimes in the back is where the machine control board will be. That’s the thing responsible for cycling through all of the different cycles on the washer when one of the machines should turn on, when it should fill, when it should drain, when it should spin, all of that. So often times what happens is the machine control board will go bad and the washer will agitate and it won’t spin, or it won’t agitate, or it won’t fill it. Just do weird different things and a lot of the door washers will actually realize that there’s a problem with that board themselves. All that is subject to burn out at one point or another those boards the machine typically will realize that there’s something is wrong with that board itself and it’ll throw out some error code that will tell you the board is bad and needs to be replaced