it comes to washer repair, there is a huge array of different styles
and models. Sometimes it's even difficult to identify who is the
manufacturer of your washer when it needs repaired because of the many
department stores that have washers made especially for them with their
specific name in mind.
are a few things you can look into fixing yourself before calling for
washer repair when having problems. This will save you time and money.
As silly as they might sound, they happen often in our field of work.
your washer is totally non responsive you might want to check if it's
plugged in or might have blown a fuse in the fuse box inside your
apartment or outside your house.
your washer is leaking you will want to check the drain hose, making
sure it's properly connected to the drain and does not have any cracks.
your washer keeps filling up with water for a long period of time and
never switches to the agitate cycle, you will need to check that the
drain hose is placed at the right height. When installed too low or
placed too deep into the drain there is a natural siphoning effect that
occurs that does not allows the washer to fill to the appropriate amount
before switching to the next cycle.
When all else fails, and you need to have someone repair your washer, call us at 918-355-4545 and we will have a washer repair
person contact you promptly to assist you with your problem. Our
customers are our greatest asset and your recommendation to your friends
is you’re your greatest compliment to us.
How a Washing Machine Works
machines get clothing clean by plunging the clothes through the water
and detergent mixture. It is the motion that really helps to loosen
dirt. In the old days, they used to beat wet clothes against a rock to
get them clean.
top loading machines the agitator twists back and forth pulling the
clothes down to the bottom of the tub. The clothes then work their way
back up to the top where the agitator grabs them again. In a front
loading machine, the clothes tumble and are plunged into the water over
and over again. After the water is pumped out, the inner drum uses
centrifugal force to wring out more water from the clothes by spinning
at several hundred RPMs.
design of washing machines vary by manufacturer, but the general
principles are essentially the same. The controls consist of a timer,
cycle selector mechanism, water temperature selector, load size selector
and start button. The mechanism includes the motor, transmission,
clutch, pump, agitator, inner tub, outer tub and water inlet valve.
washer has two tubs, the inner tub with hundreds of holes in it and the
outer tub which holds the water. During the spin cycle the inner tub
spins, forcing the water out through the holes to the stationary outer
cycle selector controls may include separate or integrated controls for
water temperature, water level, cycle selection and a start switch.
A lid switch, which indicates whether the lid is open or closed, will interrupt some or all of the washing machine operations.
The water inlet valve connects to the water supply of your home and allows hot and cold water to flow into the tub.
agitator is in the center of the inner tub. During the wash cycle, the
agitator rotates back and forth (about 3/4 of turn) to pull the clothes
through the water. At the conclusion of the wash cycle, the water is
pumped from the outer tub and into the drain though the drain hose.
pump, agitator and spin drum are driven by the motor. Some washing
machines use direct drive, in which the motor is connected directly to
the pump and transmission. Other machines uses a belt drive in which the
motor drives the transmission through a pulley and belt. On belt driven
machines, the pump is typically connected to the motor by a flexible
transmission drives both the spin of the inner tub and the back and
forth motion of the agitator. Your washer has either a single direction
or a reversing motor. With a single direction motor, an
electromechanical device controls whether the transmission drives the
agitator or the drum. Reversing motors control the drum when they spin
in one direction and the agitator when they spin in the other.
washing machines use a clutch to reduce the force generated by fast
starting motors. The clutch allows the transmission to grab the drum or
agitator in a gradual manner rather than all at once. Some washers use a
clutch mechanism while others rely on slippage and gradual tension of
the belt and pulley.
Broken Arrow, and the Tulsa
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!