Heating Issue? Solve Your Washing Machine Problems Before Calling an Engineer

Landlords and Homeowners! Have you ever had a distress call from a tenant at the most unusual hour or an email when the rent is almost due? 

“My washing machine isn’t cleaning the clothes properly anymore!” 

This or a similar complaint is often cited as a cause for distress at one point or another. 

While it’s perfectly normal for them to reach out with any issue with an appliance, it’s worth troubleshooting a few basics before heading over to Google to find a 5-star-rated engineer. 

A washing machine that fails to heat water can disrupt anyone’s laundry routine and leave them with unsatisfactory results. Hot water is essential for effectively removing stubborn stains and ensuring good hygiene. 

If you find that your washing machine is not heating water, there are several potential causes that can be addressed to restore its functionality.

In this post, we will guide you and your tenant through some troubleshooting steps to help resolve a washing machine that’s not heating water, before you have to call an engineer. 

Step 1: Check the Temperature Setting

Start by verifying that the temperature setting on your washing machine is appropriately selected. 

Some machines have different temperature options, such as cold, warm, and hot. Ensure that the desired temperature is chosen and that it aligns with your laundry requirements. 

Sometimes, the machine may default to a cold water setting, which can give the impression that the water is not heating.

Step 2: Check the Heating Element

The heating element is responsible for heating the water inside the washing machine. Over time, it can become damaged or worn out, resulting in a failure to heat the water.

At this stage we don’t want you to remove any panels and test parts, however, a simple test on a 90-degree cycle, should heat up the water within a short period of time and you will see a bit of steam on the door glass. If it remains stone cold then it’s likely to have failed. 

Step 3: Seek Professional Assistance

If you have followed the previous steps and your washing machine still does not heat water, it is advisable to call us for a free quote, and one of our professionals is sure to have the expertise and specialized tools to diagnose and repair complex issues.

They can identify the root cause of the problem and provide an effective solution, ensuring your washing machine operates optimally.

A washing machine that fails to heat water can be a frustrating problem, hindering the cleanliness and effectiveness of your laundry routine.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you can identify potential causes and take appropriate actions to fix the issue.

Verify the temperature setting, test the heater element functionality, and seek professional assistance if necessary.

Remember, if you are looking for speedyreliable, and affordable appliance repair in London, then please call us on 07984 670 782. We can provide same-day or next-day services to all of our local customers and our prices start from just £89.00.

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