TCA is your solution for repair
We provide services on most of appliances such as Residential and Commercial washers. TCA repairs and install all the brands and models of washers in Arlington Grand Prairie Mansfield Texas. If your washer makes noise or you have any problem with it, just call and let us take care of the rest.
Service and repair most washer brands and models
Regular maintenance ,service and cleaning
Drain pump replacement
WATER LINE CLEANING
The Diagnostic Test of the washer
TCA services and repairs most models on these washer brands and models:
amana washer repair
washer dryer repair
ge washer repair
Amana washer repair
Estate washer repair
Fisher & Paykel washer repair
Frigidaire washer repair
GE washer repair
Hotpoint washer repair
Kelvinator washer repair
Kenmore washer repair
LG washer repair
Samsung washer repair
Siemens washer repair
Westinghouse washer repair
Whirlpool washer repair
Asko washer repair
Jenn-air washer repair
KitchenAid washer repair
Maytag washer repair
Sharp washer repair
How washer works
Washer machines get clothing clean by plunging the clothes through the water and detergent mixture. It is the motion that really helps to loosen dirt. In the old days, they used to beat wet clothes against a rock to get them clean.
In top loading machines the agitator twists back and forth pulling the clothes down to the bottom of the tub. The clothes then work their way back up to the top where the agitator grabs them again. In a front loading machine, the clothes tumble and are plunged into the water over and over again. After the water is pumped out, the inner drum uses centrifugal force to wring out more water from the clothes by spinning at several hundred RPMs.
While the operation of front loading washing machines is substantially similar to that of top loaders, note that the rest of this article addresses only the top loading style of washing machine.
The design of washing machines vary by manufacturer, but the general principles are essentially the same. The controls consist of a timer, cycle selector mechanism, water temperature selector, load size selector and start button. The mechanism includes the motor, transmission, clutch, pump, agitator, inner tub, outer tub and water inlet valve.
The washer has two tubs, the inner tub with hundreds of holes in it and the outer tub which holds the water. During the spin cycle the inner tub spins, forcing the water out through the holes to the stationary outer tub.
The cycle selector controls may include separate or integrated controls for water temperature, water level, cycle selection and a start switch A lid switch, which indicates whether the lid is open or closed, will interrupt some or all of the washer machines operations.
The water inlet valve connects to the water supply of your home and allows hot and cold water to flow into the tub.
The agitator is in the center of the inner tub. During the wash cycle, the agitator rotates back and forth (about 3/4 of turn) to pull the clothes through the water. At the conclusion of the wash cycle, the water is pumped from the outer tub and into the drain though the drain hose.
The pump, agitator and spin drum are driven by the motor. Some washing machines use direct drive, in which the motor is connected directly to the pump and transmission. Other machines uses a belt drive in which the motor drives the transmission through a pulley and belt. On belt driven machines, the pump is typically connected to the motor by a flexible coupling.
The transmission drives both the spin of the inner tub and the back and forth motion of the agitator. You washer has either a single direction or a reversing motor. With a single direction motor, an electromechanical device controls whether the transmission drives the agitator or the drum. Reversing motors control the drum when they spin in one direction and the agitator when they spin in the other.
Most washing machines use a clutch to reduce the force generated by fast starting motors. The clutch allows the transmission to grab the drum or agitator in a gradual manner rather than all at once. Some washers use a clutch mechanism while others rely on slippage and gradual tension of the belt and pulley.
WASHER Basic Operating Checks
Here are some initial steps to help you diagnose and fix washer problems.
Step 1: Make sure the washer is receiving power. Check the cord, the plug, and the outlet. If a wall switch controls the outlet, make sure the switch is working. Look for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the main entrance panel. If the unit is receiving power and still won't run, press the reset button on the control panel (if the washer has one).
Step 2: Make sure the control knob is properly set to the ON position and the door is tightly closed. Check the latch to make sure it's free of lint and soap buildup.
Step 3: Make sure that both water faucets are turned on and that the drain and soap-saver return hoses are properly extended, without kinks. If the washer has a water-saver button, make sure the button is depressed; water may not circulate through the filter nozzle if the basket is not full and the button is not depressed.
Step 4: To make sure the water is the proper temperature, check the temperature selector switches on the control panel to make sure they're properly set. Also check the water heater temperature control. It should be set no lower than 120 degrees F.
Cleaning the Washer
Regularly clean the top and door of the washer to prevent the buildup of dirt and detergent. When you wash very linty materials, remove lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Soap deposits may cause laundry to smell bad. To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1 pound of water softener or 1 gallon of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach. Caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. Ammonia and bleach can combine to form a very dangerous gas.
Finally, run the machine through a complete wash cycle before you put any more laundry in.
WASHER REPAIR TIPS
Make sure the lid is closed properly.
Make sure the timer and all of the controls are set properly.
Make sure both water faucets are turned on
The above tips are for informational purposes only. For your safety, we strongly recomend any washer repairs to be performed only by a certified technician. Dallas washer repair technicians are available and you can call for professional help
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