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How to turn off the washing machine?

A man looks inside the tank of a washing machineUsually a healthy machine turns off automatically after it has completed a full wash cycle. So it is programmed to switch to shutdown mode upon completion of work. But, unfortunately, it happens differently. That is, it just does not turn off.

Such a situation can occur when an unexpected failure occurs in the control system of the washing machine. The consequences of this malfunction may be a locked hatch door that does not want to open anyway. With this malfunction, you simply can not get the laundry. Other troubles may also occur.

Problems with the washing machine and their solution

Let's take a closer look at this issue and decide what needs to be done to solve the problem.

Situation No. 1: the electricity suddenly turned off

In this case, the machine stops. Without electricity, she simply cannot continue washing. In this case, do not worry. When the electricity reappears, washing will continue. You can also unplug it from the wall outlet. This must be done if voltage drops are possible in the future. When the electricity supply is adjusted, it will be possible to reconnect the machine.

Situation No. 2: the machine freezes and nothing happens

The washing machine is stuckFirst check for electricity. To do this, you can simply turn on the light or any electrical appliance. If there is no electricity, then read the paragraph above. If everything is normal with electricity, then look at what is written on the display of the washing machine (if it is provided for in the design). In the event that the display shows numbers or other designations unknown to you, then most likely they indicate an error.

Find the instructions that come with the home appliance and specify in it what these signs mean. The error code will inform you of the cause of the malfunction.

Situation 3: emergency shutdown of the washing machine is necessary

Whatever happens to your washing machine, you can always interrupt it. In order to stop the program, you need to press the button to start the wash. And hold it for 5-10 seconds. After these actions, the operation of the machine will be interrupted.

If you need to remove the laundry, then most likely you will need to wait 2-3 minutes until the hatch door unlocks. If you don’t need to get the laundry, but just change the washing program or start it in a new way, then you can do it and restart the machine.

Situation No. 4: It is necessary to take out erasable things as quickly as possible

Select "Spin" and set the mode to "Do not spin." After that, automatic draining of water will start. Then the door of the washing machine can be opened. By the way, with this decision, things will not be wrung out and very wet. In order to make them less wet, you can start the spin cycle.

Situation No. 5: All of the above methods did not work, and you need to urgently drain the water and stop washing

To solve the problem, you can unscrew the drain pump filter, which is located at the bottom of the machine.

But keep in mind that all the water that is in the tank will spill directly onto the floor. Therefore, prepare and substitute a low but capacious container under the filter location. It is also better to prepare a rag. The filter is usually hidden behind a removable panel. It will need to be removed. And the filter itself simply twists.

Remove the washing machine drain pump filter

Situation 6: The washing machine doesn’t respond to everything you do

In this case, you must unplug the cord from the outlet, thus disconnecting your machine from power. Then wait 10 to 15 minutes. And turn it on again. If a malfunction reappears, you can try to apply this advice again or contact a professional repairman.


5 reader comments

  1. Gravatar Elena Helena:

    The machine does not turn on, the lock-on of the machine does not work!

  2. Gravatar Anonymous Anonymous:

    Set the wash at 800 °. Quick wash of colored fabrics 9. It's horrible! Usually 2 hours. There are already more than 4. There are no words. I'm waiting, waiting! In general, it is erased without end and edge. I think I’ve already gone 10 times. Spin and drain does not respond, emergency shutdown does not work. I turned it off, turned it back on, erased further. Indesit.

  3. Gravatar Roma Roma:

    After replacing the bearings on Indesita, the drain mode is activated without spinning and does not turn off. What to do?

  4. Gravatar Sergey Sergei:

    Indesit machine - the washing process is completed, the drain has worked, but the drum is spinning and the roar is standing. The door does not open. What with her?

  5. Gravatar Margarita Margarita:

    Indesit machine - also the washing process is completed, the drain worked. And spin too. But the drum is spinning. The machine is very hot. I turned it off, the door opened, inside is very hot linen and straight steam is coming. Why did it happen? I did not change anything in the program.

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