Depending on the mode, washing can last from 15–30 minutes to 1–2.5 hours. The norm is that the washing machine does not turn off 5 minutes after the start of washing. But when you set the program for 30 minutes, and the washing machine continues the process for more than 2 hours, this is not normal. In this situation, it is important to understand why the washing machine continues to wash much longer than it should be according to the regime. In this article, we have analyzed eight of the most common causes.
|Malfunction symptoms||Possible reason|
|The washing machine distributes the laundry in the drum for a long time, because of this, the washing time increases||There are no breakdowns in this case — this is an overload of the drum. Just enough to take out the extra clothes.|
|Water is drawn into the washing machine for a long time, because of this, the washing time is significantly reduced||1. The valve on the water supply hose is not fully open, or the hose is transferred somewhere.
2. The filter on the inlet valve is clogged, so the water is drawn in very slowly
3. Faulty water supply valve.
|Drainage of water after washing is very slow, so the process time increases||1. There is a possibility that the machine was not properly connected to the sewer and the water is slowly draining. Possible drain blockage.
2. The water level sensor has broken, and the machine simply does not understand that enough has been collected.
3.Clogged with debris or broken inlet valve.
|The washing machine heats water for a long time, so the washing time increases||1. A lot of scale has appeared on the heating element, therefore its heating capacity has decreased and the washing time will gradually increase.
2. The thermostat sensor, which is responsible for controlling the water temperature, does not work correctly.
|During the heating phase, the washing machine stops the washing process||The reason may be the failure of the heating element — it burned out and the machine gives an error.|
|In the process, the machine starts to “hang”, and then starts to erase again.||The electronic module is working intermittently..|
Washing machine overload
If you put more laundry in the drum than it is written in the instructions, then it will be very difficult for your unit to distribute it evenly and gain the necessary speed, while the machine will constantly make a constant effort, and it will seem to the hostess that the laundry is being washed, but very slowly. Lumpy laundry can also cause prolonged distribution in the drum.
The problem is solved simply — try running the wash with less laundry.
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Problems with the collection (supply) of water
Washing does not start, as the washer is not able to draw the right amount of liquid. The process takes longer. There are several reasons why this problem may occur:
- low pressure in water supply pipes. If this is the case, then washing should be postponed for a whileuntil the pressure is normal;
- valves are not fully open. You just need to check and fully open the tap that goes to the washing machine;
- the filter mesh on the inlet valve is heavily clogged. In this case, it is necessary to clean the filter or replace it with a new one;
- the water inlet valve has failed, it will have to be replaced.
Slowly drains water (hangs on the drain)
The washing process may be delayed if the water leaves the machine very slowly. This may cause prolonged washing. We check the nodes and elements of the drain:
- we check and clean the drain filter, which is located at the bottom of the front panel of the washing machine, read how to drain water from the washing machine.
- check if the impeller is spinning;
- clean the pipe that is attached to the pump. Disconnect the washer from electricity and turn off the water. Carefully lay it on its side so that the drain pump is accessible. Then we loosen the pipe clamp, if there is a blockage, we clean it, install it back;
- check the drain hose, it may be clogged. Clean or install a new one.
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Constantly picks up and drains water: the washing process does not start
If there is good pressure in the system, you have cleaned all the filters and at the same time the pump is working, but water is drawn in and immediately leaves, there are two reasons for this:
Washing machine connected incorrectly
If the connection to the drain is incorrect, the following happens — the water is drawn up to a certain mark and begins to go down the drain. As a result, the right amount of liquid does not enter the machine — the wash does not start. It is necessary to raise the hose 60 cm from the floor. On many models there is a mount on the back wall into which the hose snaps into place. Check the position of the drain hose in relation to the level of the washing machine.
Faulty pressure switch
Pressure switch — a sensor showing the water level. From his task is to give a command to the machine that it is time to start washing when there is enough water in the tank. If it fails, then the unit does not understand whether enough liquid has accumulated and whether it is there at all. The process will be endless — if the tank is full of water flows into the sewer, while the machine will start to draw water again. You can fix this problem by simply replacing the water level sensor.
Faulty intake valve
With this breakdown, the valve may work intermittently — it does not open completely, or it completely freezes. You can solve the problem by replacing it with a new one.
Malfunctions of water heating (heater, thermostat)
This group of reasons is very common — serious breakdowns that require the intervention of specialists. You will have to repair or change various parts. In this case, the water heats up much longer, which means that the washing process increases.
Scale has formed on the heating element — it heats water for a long time
Of course, the breakdown is not as global as it is shown in the advertisement, but the quality of the water leaves much to be desired and over time scale appears on the heating element. The first sign is a gradual increase in water heating time. Try cleaning the machine with a special descaler or citric acid. If after that no changes occur, then you will have to change the heating element, or remove it and clean it manually.
Hangs at the water heating stage (heater burnt out) — the washing machine freezes on water heating
Usually, with this breakdown, the washing machine does not even start to spin the drum, and the corresponding error code is displayed on the display. In this case, you need to replace the heating element with a new one. Be sure to check the heating element with a multimeter before replacing.
In this case, there is no information that the water has heated up to the desired temperature, since the sensor cannot determine it. As a result, the wash either does not start, or it continues for a long time, as the “brain” of the machine decides that it takes a little longer to heat the water. The unit can wash for a very long time — waiting for the temperature to reach the desired level. We check the thermostat, if there is a problem, we change it to a new one.
Problem with the control module or programmer (drum spins for a long time or freezes)
If the control module fails, then the machine starts to set programs incorrectly, or turns them on one by one, or simply does not turn on. In this case, washing continues indefinitely or stops right in the middle of the process. Dealing with this problem on your own will not work. Only the master will be able to determine whether the module is repairable, or a complete replacement may be required.
These are the main reasons that the washing machine began to wash longer than specified by the program. Some of them can be fixed on your own. If there is no desire to mess around with repairs, one call to any service center and a mobile master will solve a similar problem.
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