How to fix admiral washing machines

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How to fix admiral washing machines
Use a low suds washing powder to avoid over sudsing in your Admiral washer. (Washing powder image by lefebvre_jonathan from Fotolia.com)

A subline of Maytag, Admiral washers are top loading machines manufactured in the United States. The website "Washing Machine Advisor" reports the washers are known for being reasonably priced as well as being quiet while in use. The website also reports spare parts are easy to find if problems develop because Admiral machines are sold at home centres. However, if you experience difficulties with your Admiral washer, you can take a few simple steps to fix them.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Check your Admiral washing machine's plug is fully inserted into a functioning socket.

  2. 2

    Check your home's fuse board to determine whether the fuse for the socket has blown. If your home has a breaker box, ensure the relevant trip switch has not been activated.

  3. 3

    Ensure the water supply to your washing machine is turned on. Increase the flow of water by fully opening the faucets attached to your washer.

  4. 4

    Examine the water inlet hoses for any kinks that could cause an obstruction to the water flow.

  5. 5

    Turn off the water supply, unscrew the inlet pipes and clean their filters.

  1. 1

    Ensure your washing machine's lid is completely closed because the agitator will not operate if it isn't.

  2. 2

    Turn the control dial to its end of program position, leave it for a few seconds and then reset the machine to the wash cycle you wish to use.

  3. 3

    Check the fuse board and breaker box again, if all else fails, to ensure the supply of electricity has not been interrupted between the fill and wash sections of the cycle.

  1. 1

    Check the drain hoses for kinks and straighten them if necessary. If you think you have a blocked household drain, call a plumber.

  2. 2

    Ensure the lid is fully closed because the washer will not spin if it isn't.

  3. 3

    Check the amount of suds in the tub. If it is too sudsy, the machine will not function. Put the wash program back to the beginning, but do not add detergent.

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    Spin heavy items on a normal spin speed to ensure as much water as possible is extracted.

  2. 2

    Untangle items that have got stuck around the agitator.

  3. 3

    Redistribute the load around the tub, close the lid and restart the washer.

  1. 1

    Ensure the inlet hoses and drain hose are firmly connected to your home's water system.

  2. 2

    Allow clothing to soak in the washer for a maximum of 30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Ensure that you do not overload your washing machine because this will place stress on its functions.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a low suds detergent to ensure foam does not build up inside your washing machine.
  • Always wash clothes using the correct cycle as defined by their care labels.
  • Always switch off your washing machine and remove its plug from the socket before performing maintenance on it.

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