Through out last decade local builders and homeowners installed a lot of Whirlpool and Maytag compact washing machines in their houses and apartments. In the last few weeks our technicians ran into a few of those machines with some interesting problems.
First washing machine that our technician was working on had fairly common problem, error ‘“A10” showing on display and water not draining. First thing to check is coin trap as clothes item can often make their way to drain pump and block the impeller. After draining water by hand and opening the coin trap it became obvious that drain pump is clear but instead the tub hose that goes from the tub to drain pump was clogged with clothing item. Due to design, small clothing items such as underwear and socks can be sucked into this hose preventing washer from draining. In order to access this hose, the front panel of the machine needs to be removed. At Tricity Appliances Quality Service we have vast experience with this type of repair and other issues with this type of washing machine. If you having trouble with your compact Maytag or Whirlpool washer please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule service appointment.
Another common complaint is washer not spinning properly or not spinning fast enough leaving clothes wet after cycle is complete. Usually the problem lays within the motor. The motor on these machines uses carbon brushes to deliver current to motor rotor. Over the years of use carbon brushes wear out and no longer provide proper current preventing the motor from picking up high speed. Carbon brushes are relatively cheap to replace and are usually in truck stock with our technicians. Sometimes same problem is caused by motor itself as it has a tachometer built in. If this part malfunctions the motor needs to be replaced as tachometer is not a serviceable part.
If you are experiencing this issue with your Whirlpool or Maytag compact washing machine or any other appliance problem, do not hesitate to contact Tricity Appliances Quality Service and we will be glad to set up an appointment to repair your appliance as soon as possible.
You can reach us by phone at 778-488-0397 or fill out online service request form on our web site www.tricityquality.com