Quiz: Do you know the dirt on how to repair a washing machine?
In today's busy households, it's extremely inconvenient if the washing machine breaks. Before you panic at the first sign of trouble and call a technician, take our quiz to see if you can diagnose and fix the problem yourself.
What is the typical life span of a washing machine?
What should you always do before working on your washing machine?
Make sure it's unplugged.
Make sure the water hose is connected.
Check the grounding wire.
What is the first thing you should do to diagnose a washing machine problem?
Check the power supply.
Clean the inside of the drum.
Clean the fabric softener dispenser.
How do you check to the water temperature settings for your washing machine?
Dip a thermometer in the water to see what temperature it is.
Replace the existing water filter with one that has a temperature gauge in it.
Look at the temperature selector switches.
Which liquid can be used to clean a washing machine that has smelly soap buildup?
Which of the following is usually the cause of the washer overflowing with water?
The hose connected to the water level control switch falls off.
The water level sensor in the water line is broken.
The drain in the washing machine tub is clogged.
What is likely to clog a lid switch and prevent it from opening?
small clothing items
How can you tell if the lid switch is faulty?
Check the screws for looseness.
Test the switch with a volt/ohm meter.
Open and shut the lid several times.
What regulates the water temperature in your washing machine?
water level control switch
temperature selector switch
A defective water level control switch can cause what messy problem?
fabric softener overflow
How many washing machine operations does the timer control?
If your washer fills slowly or not at all, which part could be faulty?
water inlet valve
water level control switch
What typically reliable part of your washing machine is likely to make a lot of noise when there is a problem?
What's the first step in replacing your washing machine's agitator?
Clean the agitator cap.
Pull up on the agitator.
Unscrew the agitator cap.
What can cause your washing machine to vibrate a lot?
broken lid switch
What can cause your washer's tub to suddenly stop?
broken motor belt
Which of the following is a sign that your washer's water pump is broken?
The water in the tub is dirty.
The water only fills halfway.
The water doesn't drain out of the tub.
What happens when the drive belt of your washer wears out?
The washer stops working.
The agitator makes noise.
The tub doesn't fill with water.
How are pulleys attached to shafts in your washer?
Why are washing machines particularly difficult to fix?