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5 Beko washing machine common faults (with simple solutions)

Washing machines are incredible modern conveniences, but they're not immune to faults and malfunctions.

Of course, you wouldn't want to tinker with an expensive piece of equipment like your Beko washing machine using a big hammer and minimal skills. However, there might be a straightforward, non-mechanical solution to your problem.

Here, we'll discuss five common Beko washing machine problems and what you can do about them without reaching for your screwdriver. If you find the issue persists, consider seeking professional Beko washing machine repair in London to keep your appliance in excellent working order.

Beko washing machine not draining

If the water is not draining out of your machine, you may have a problem with your:

  • Drain hose: ensure this is not clumped up, folded in on itself, or stretched out too far.
  • Filter: this may be blocked. If you feel comfortable opening the filter housing to check it for dirt or blockages, do this. Be aware though that when you open the housing there may be water inside. You can drain the water out using a tube, put a container down to catch it, and/or get a bunch of towels ready. Rinse the filter and replace it.

If you don't feel comfortable dealing with any part of your washing machine's workings, it's always worth calling an engineer.

Beko washing machine not spinning

If you're experiencing Beko washing machine problems in London, there could be a non-mechanical issue affecting your machine's performance, which might cause it not to spin properly. One key factor to consider is the type and size of the load you've placed inside your machine.

To ensure your Beko washing machine runs smoothly, avoid overloading it or chronically underloading it. It's also a good idea not to mix heavy woolen items and towels with very light items in the same load if this is a problem you commonly experience.

If these tips don't resolve your Beko washing machine problems, you can try another quick fix. Remove the filter, rinse it thoroughly, and clear out anything that might be blocking it. However, please be cautious when you open the drawer or door to access your filter, as it may inadvertently allow water to drain from the machine. To prevent any mess, take the necessary steps to prepare for this situation.

If you find that these solutions don't work and you require professional assistance with Beko washing machine repair in London, don't hesitate to reach out to a local appliance repair service. They have the expertise to diagnose and fix any mechanical issues your Beko washing machine might be facing. Your laundry days will be back to normal in no time!

Your machine won't start

If your Beko washing machine won't start, there's an easy reset process to follow:

  • Locate the start, pause, and cancel buttons
  • Press them all down at the same time for around 3-5 seconds
  • Your machine should now be reset

If that doesn't work, you will need to call an engineer.

Beko washing machine stuck on a cycle

As far as Beko washing machine's common faults go, being stuck on the cycle is right up there. Here's where your problem might lie:

  • You may have accidentally set your machine to “hold wash” or “rinse hold”
  • You may have inadvertently chosen a night cycle program where there is a delay before the machine starts to cycle.

If you're confident that neither of these is the case, it might be our old friend the filter. Locate this, extract it – being sure, as ever, to prepare for water that might be in the compartment – and clean anything out stray hairpins, loose change, general dirt, and the like which might be gumming it up. Rinse and replace.

The door won't open

If your Beko washing machine door won't open, you potentially have a very messy problem on your hands. The first thing you'll need to do is make sure that your machine isn't still full of water:

If there's water in the drum

If there's still an amount of water in there, the fact that your door won't open might actually be a safety feature designed to save you from a waterlogged kitchen or utility room. There might be some dirt or detritus in the filter making this system activate to prevent the door from opening for your own good!

If there is water in the drum, first – as detailed above – extract the filter (being careful of the water that may be released by opening the housing), rinse it, and replace it. This may be what is preventing your machine from draining, and thus your door from opening.

If there's no water in the drum

This is where you'll need some Beko washing machine troubleshooting skills as there are a number of different things which might be wrong:

  • Faulty pressure switch: there is a pressure switch inside which tells the machine when the cycle is over. If this is malfunctioning, unplugging your machine from the wall for 10 minutes should fix your problem. This will reset it properly.
  • Faulty interlock: if that doesn't help, your interlock may be at fault. This is a very risky thing to diagnose unless you have the right skills and experience. If the simple “on again off again” approach doesn't work, you'll probably need an engineer. Otherwise, you'll be left trying to wedge or wangle the door open, which is an easy way to break it.
  • Faulty hinges in a top-loading washing machine: the hinges on your washing machine's lid may have worn down. You'll most likely need an engineer to replace them – even if you have correctly diagnosed that this is what your problem is.

Troubleshooting – using the professionals

If these basic steps do not resolve your issue, the best course of action is to book appliance repairs in London with a reliable service for Beko washing machine repair. Calling in an expert to handle the situation is the safest and most cost-effective solution. While there might be an initial cost, it will be significantly offset by the money you save compared to buying a new machine. Don't hesitate to reach out to professionals who can efficiently restore your washing machine, ensuring your laundry routine runs smoothly once again.