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How can I make sure my washing machine is not heating the water?

Washing machine is not heating the water

Typically you might expect to feel the warmth of a hot wash through the glass door of a machine but this isn’t generally the case with modern appliances. It could be a while before you really notice that there’s a problem with your machine’s water temperature and it could even manifest itself just through clothes that aren’t as clean as you’d expect. Providing your washing is coming out clean then there probably isn’t a problem with your washer.

If you have diagnosed that the washer doesnt appear to be heating the water up then finding out the cause is a priority. With a modern appliance it should flag up with an error code on the digital display that will tell you that the water isn’t reaching the desired or requested temperature. Referring to your user manual will help you decide what all the error codes mean. It is quite common to wash at relatively low temperatures these days due to environmental concerns so it may only be on certain programmes that you notice that the washer that doesnt appear to be heating the water up.

Following a diagnosis of a washer that doesnt appear to be heating the water up it could be due to a faulty heating element which can be checking by a continuity meter. The problem could also be accompanied by other faults like the water not draining or the motor not running properly. With most problems relating to the inner workings of the washer it is best to contact a repair company like WM Repair Services who will be able to carry out a thorough inspection of the appliance and determine properly whether the machine is not heating the water.

When you do notice or when there is an error code present on your appliance then it is the best course of action to call out a professional. A reliable expert in domestic appliance repairs like WM Repair Services will be able to replace a broken heating element or fix any other problem with a washer.

When contacting WM Repair Services it is a good idea to make a note of when the problem began happening and what you have done already to try and identify or remedy the problem. We will happily help any customer with a problematic appliance.