What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

We decided to wash the laundry, loaded the drum, but the modes on the panel do not switch? This can mean a serious breakdown in the washing machine. The causes are both wear parts and external factors.

How can I independently determine why the washing machine does not switch the washing modes? What should I do to fix the problem? The answers to these questions can be found in the article.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

Content of the material:

  • 1Why the washing machine does not turn on the washing mode
  • 2Washing programs work intermittently and are lost
    • 2.1Check and replace the heater
    • 2.2Check and replace the control unit

Why the washing machine does not turn on the washing mode

If the selected wash mode does not work, try another program. Also try to start the "Rinse" and "Spin" modes.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

If the AGR does not include them, then the problem is in the malfunctioning of the parts. If the spinning or rinsing is working, then it is possible to exclude pump breakage and problems in the drainage system.

Well, if the stilalka has highlighted the error code on the display: then you will quickly figure out why no mode starts. But such luck is rare. For example, in machine-machines from the manufacturer Indesit with a similar malfunction is not issued any error. What to do?

  1. Check the heating element (TEN). Understand that the heater does not heat water, you can without dismantling the case - put your hand to the glass hatch. This should be done 15 minutes after the start of washing. If the hatch is cold, the water has not heated up, which indicates problems with the heater.What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes
  2. A more serious problem is the breakdown of the electronic module, the "brain" of the machine. Its replacement is not cheap, and repairs are possible only in the service center. If the module is faulty, the mode will not be selected and the eraser will not start.What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

How to cope with such problems?

Washing programs work intermittently and are lost

If you encounter these problems, use our advice, repair yourself.

Check and replace the heater

How does the heater affect the fact that the wash mode is broken or not working? In the heater housing there is a thermal sensor that measures the water temperature - each mode requires its own. When the water reaches the optimum level, the thermistor sends a signal to the control board, which turns off the heater.

If washing is done in cold water, the sensor does not work, and the process can last indefinitely without switching.

To correct the situation, you need to check the heating element and replace it if necessary.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

If you have a machine from Samsung, Bosch or AlJ, the heater is in the front of the case. If you use stinkers Indesite, Ariston, Whirlpool, you need to look for the element in the back.

If you have a machine from Samsung, Bosch or AlJ, the heater is in the front of the case. If you use stinkers Indesite, Ariston, Whirlpool, you need to look for the element in the back.

  • To remove the back cover, unscrew the bolts around the perimeter. Sometimes you need to remove the top cover by unscrewing the two screws from the rear.
  • Remove the front part from the detergent drawer. Open it, click on the latch in the center and pull it toward you.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

  • Loosen the bolts behind the tray - usually two to three pieces. Also unscrew the bolt from the other side of the control panel.
  • Use a flat screwdriver to unfasten the plastic panel latches.
  • The wires can not be disconnected by placing the panel on top of the SM casing.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

  • Open the door of the hatch, bend the edge of the sealing rubber. Pry her clamp and remove. Seal the sealant inside the tank.
  • Unscrew the two bolts of the UBL lock. Disconnect the connectors of its wiring.
  • Remove the plinth panel from the bottom. Unscrew all screws at the top and bottom of the front panel, lift up and remove it from the housing.

From the bottom under the tank you will see the outputs of the TEN. The part can be checked by a multimeter in the resistance measurement mode. Disconnect the heater wiring and attach the tester probes to the contacts. If, as a result, it shows infinity, then the heater is defective.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

The cause of the breakdown could be a scum, burnout of contacts during the closure. In either case, you need to replace the element. To do this, buy a new part that exactly matches the model of your car.

  • Loosen the central bolt of the heater by unscrewing it with a screwdriver.
  • Put the bolt in, poke the edges of the TEN and pull it out.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

  • Remove the thermal sensor from the heater housing. If it is working, it needs to be installed on a new part.

Installation is in the reverse order.

Check and replace the control unit

If the selected mode in the washing machine is lost or the mode switch jumps without your influence, the cause of the malfunction in the main unit. Perhaps the AGR completely stopped working.

Do not over tighten with repair. You can inspect the card yourself, to do this, remove the control panel, as described above. Take a picture of all the connectors and detach from the unit.

To get the board from the unit, you need to unscrew the plastic latches, use a flathead screwdriver to do this. Examine the board - look for burnt elements. If the most part is burned, then the part can not be repaired, only replacement is needed.

What to do if the washing machine does not switch the washing modes

If in doubt, it is better to take the fee to a service center to be repaired. This will be cheaper than buying a new unit.

You can buy a new item in specialized stores. Be sure to check whether the module is programmed. Otherwise, pay extra for setting it.

Now you know what to look for if you can not switch mode on the washing machine. Some failures you can eliminate yourself.

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