Inspecting the water level switch on your washing machine is an important step in a regular maintenance routine. This switch can become full of gunge, meaning that it will not stop water from coming into the machine drum, meaning that you get spills and leaks. As a preventive measure, you will want to check the cleanness of your water level switch from time to time.
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When your washing machine stops working, it's a good idea to check the capacitor for your washing machine motor before you decide to replace the motor. This can be done in a few steps.
What You Need
Needle nose pliers
Jumper wires with alligator clips on both ends
Step 1 – Getting Ready
Remember to unplug your washing machine. Your equipment comes with insulated handles as to avoid an electrical shock.
When you're ready to begin, remove the rear panel so that you can reach the washer motor. Find the start capacitor, which is the larger of the two capacitors, and remove the metal cover. Before you change anything, be sure to make a chart of how the motor wires are connected to the capacitor terminals so that you will be able to replace them properly when you're done.
The washer and dryer are two appliances that are easily taken for granted. While they’re working, they are rarely given a second thought, but, when one or the other breaks down, the impact on your life can be surprising. Consider what life would be like without your dryer. Suddenly, your home is filled with cold, wet clothes hanging on hangers. After days of drying, the clothes are stiff, wrinkled and they still smell like the salmon you made for dinner yesterday.
Gas clothes dryers, are relatively simple machines and will usually last for years. While they use gas as a heat source, they use electricity for all their operations so trouble shooting one that isn't working is going to involve working with electricity. All dryers have an electric motor powering a drive belt which in turn rotates the drum filled with damp clothes. Air is forced past the gas flame, by a blower, where it's heated then directed into the drum.
If you're going to trouble shoot or do some repairs on your dryer (either gas or electric) you'll need to open it up to get access to its 'workings'. Here's some general instructions that will work with most dryers outlining how to get into your dryer. Your owner's manual or the internet may provide more detail on your specific make and model.
Start with the top console
Gone are the days of ordinary run-of-the-mill clothes dryers. Well, that’s not entirely true, as most manufacturers still produce a base-line model, but for the most part, buying a new dryer is akin to trying to pick out a new car. Which flashy colors and bells and whistles do you prefer?
Here’s a quick guide to help you narrow down your choices, and perhaps introduce you to certain features that you may have never though were available in a dryer.
Choosing a Dryer – The Essentials
Rotary dryers like everything need to be maintained to stay in good working order. Fortunately the maintenance on your rotary dryers can be done by yourself. Some of maintenance procedures have to be done every time the dryers get used others are once in a while.
• Vent – The dryer vent pipe needs to be made of aluminum. This is a simple one time check that must be done. If the dryer is made of vinyl duct it can start a fire. Also you should remove the pipe and clean it out once a year. Lint gets built up in the pipe as well and should be cleaned out.
A condenser washer dryer machine is the latest in innovations for washing laundry. The condenser drying system does not require any outside venting. This makes these machines the ideal system to use in a home where there is a limited space and limited access to outside venting.
Determine the Space For the Machine
A dryer thermal fuse is a very important component of the dryer that is critical to your safety. The thermal fuse is used to prevent fires and keep the dryer from overheating. The fuse interrupts the electrical current that is flowing into the dryer. When running properly, this piece of equipment will heat up to very high levels. If the temperature gets too hot, it will stop producing heat in the dryer. You will then need to change the thermal fuse in order to get the dryer working normally and safely again without any problems.