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Wash cycle takes too long or doesn't complete

Issue description:

You routinely threw the laundry into the washing machine, chose the program, the washing began,. and after a while you find that it has not ended. The machine washes, but for an unusually long time.

The first thought that comes to mind is “something went wrong”. But what exactly? There are many reasons why the machine began to wash for a long time. Let's try to figure it out.

To do this, you will have to wait until the end of the wash, start some not very long program and start observing in order to understand which process is taking longer than the set time.

Often, an excessively long wash cycle indicates that machines have difficulties with a set or drain of water. This can be noticed by the time that the washer spends on the bay or, on the contrary, the discharge of water.

Wash cycle takes too long or doesn't complete


Common problems associated with drawing or draining water, in which the washing machine works too long.

Perhaps, as such, there is no breakdown: there simply were problems with the water supply. The hose may be pinched or the water supply valve is not fully open. Make sure that nothing is interfering with the normal water flow.

The filter mesh of the inlet valve is clogged and the water pressure is too low. It is necessary to clean the filter.

The water supply valve has started to "junk": in most cases, if the valve starts to malfunction, water does not enter the machine at all. However, there are situations when water still flows, but the membrane does not open completely, and therefore the pressure is weak. Replacement of the inlet valve is required.

Most often, problems when the machine drains water for a long time are associated with a blockage in the water drain filter or pipe. If the filter is clogged, you can carefully get it out and clean it yourself, but to clear the blockage in the nozzles, you need to disassemble the machine - and it is better to entrust this work to the master.

Perhaps we are talking about the wrong connection of the washing machine to the sewer - in this case, the water leaves from the unit "by gravity". Realizing this, the machine collects more water, starts to warm it up, but the water leaves again,. The cycle is delayed due to the impossibility of heating the water to the specified temperature. Correct connection of the washing machine is required.

The water level sensor (pressure switch) is out of order and does not inform the "brain" of the washing machine that there is already enough water. As a result, the machine will constantly draw and drain water. It is necessary to replace the pressure switch.

The inlet valve, which is responsible for the water supply, is faulty. In the event of a breakdown, it may not close completely - in this case, water will constantly flow into the machine. It is necessary to replace the inlet valve.

The formation of a large amount of scale on the heating element leads to a decrease in its thermal conductivity, which is why the water is heated more slowly. However, as a rule, scale appears gradually (over months or even years of use) and the washing time also gradually increases. It is required to clean the heating element from scale or replace it.

The thermostat - a sensor that controls water heating may not work correctly. It "malfunctions" and gives the control board either correct or incorrect information, due to which the water heating time increases. The thermostat needs to be replaced.

Most likely, the heating element has burned out and the machine cannot heat the water. In this case, most of the units stop washing and give an error. It is necessary to replace the heating element.

Most likely, the electronic module (in electronically controlled washing machines) or the programmer (in models with electromechanical control) is malfunctioning. Control board diagnostics, flashing or replacement is required. If you need help with dishwasher repair near me, call us right now!