Washing Machine Tune-up
If your washing machine starts acting up, try this before you call a repairman or buy a new one
If your washing machine starts acting up (filling slowly or maybe not at all), here’s what to do before you call a repairman or buy a new one. Over the years, it’s probably filled more slowly, but you didn’t notice. Now that it’s stopped completely, you’ve noticed and become concerned. First take a minute to check things out.
Is the water turned on or did someone turn it off? Turn the water off and inspect both hoses running to the machine. Unscrew each one and check the small screen filters in the hose end fittings. Often they slowly clog up until they will not let any water pass through. Clean them, replace and reattach the hoses, turn on the water and you just might find that it now fills and works fine. Friday the 13th may be your lucky day!