Basic Appliance Check
1. Make sure appliance is plugged in and power turned on.
2. Check fuses and circuit breakers.
3. Make sure water supply is turned on for appliances that require water.
4. Make sure doors and lids are opening and closing properly.
5. Make sure you are following the operating procedures in accordance to your owner’s
* Follow the proper loading procedure and machine operation.
* Never overload the machine.
If the machine is a front loader or a high efficiency model you should probably be using HE
detergent to maximize the washer’s effectiveness. Read the owner’s manual to determine the
type of detergent that is recommended for your machine.
Laundry detergents are designed for specific purposes. Liquid is better at removing household
stains like grease and powders are better at removing dirt stains. As a general rule farmers and
gardeners should use powder and domestic engineers should use liquid!
1. Washer doesn’t start.
- Make sure the lid is closing properly.
- Make sure the timer and all the controls are set properly.
- Make sure both water faucets are turned on.
2. You are on a well system or have high sediment content in your water.
- Insert screened hose washers in the end of both washing machine fill hoses where they attach to the external supply faucets. These screens will prevent the washing machine fill valve from collecting the debris in its screens and clogging up causing slow fill times. You may have to replace these screens periodically. It is not recommended to try and clean the screens.