Symptoms common to all washers

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Main causes: clogged drain hose, house drain clogged, bad drain pump, water-level pressure switch failure, bad control board or timer

Main causes: water heater failure, bad water temperature switch, faulty control board, bad water valve, faulty water temperature sensor

Main causes: bad lid switch or door lock, bad timer or electronic control board, wiring failure, bad water inlet valve assembly

Main causes: worn agitator dogs, bad clutch, broken motor coupler, shifter assembly failure, broken door lock, suspension component failure

Main causes: unbalanced load, loose spanner nut, worn drive block, broken shock absorber or suspension spring, debris in drain pump

Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, bad pressure switch, broken shifter assembly, faulty control system

Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, bad power cord, electronic control board failure, bad user interface board

Main causes: leaky water inlet valve, faulty water-level pressure switch, bad electronic control board

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Main causes: no water supply, bad water valves, water-level pressure switch failure, control system failure, bad door lock or lid switch

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Some washers display an error code when a part breaks

Look up your machine's error code on our washer error code charts to get troubleshooting tips and find out which part to replace. This video also shows you how to display error codes on a common top-load (VMW) washer.

Our troubleshooting videos and articles can help you diagnose the cause of common problems, including a top-load washer that won't drain or spin or a top-load washer that won't fill.

If you hear coins or other items rattling in the drain pump of your front-load washer, you can learn how to clean out the drain pump filter and stop the rattling that happens when the washer drains.

Once you find out what's broken, check out our step-by-step washer repair guides to see how to replace the part.