The washing machine does not heat the water: causes and solutions

The automatic washing machine took on most of the worries about the cleanliness of the laundry. It not only washes itself, but also heats the water to the desired temperature. If the unit is used for a long time, problems may arise with heating the water. To find out the reasons, you need to read more information on

The most common causes of failure are:

  • discrepancy between the washing mode and the set water heating temperature;
  • incorrect connection of the washing machine to the sewer. Because of this, hot water may constantly drain;
  • damage to the electrical wire or insulating braid, oxidation of contacts as a result of high humidity;
  • formation of a thick layer of scale on the heating element. Because of this, insufficient heating of the water is possible;
  • the heating element has become unusable and does not heat the water;
  • the thermostat has become unusable;
  • failure of the electronic control unit.

Some faults can be fixed on your own by reading more about repairs on mannyappliances. If you do not have sufficient knowledge and skills in this area, it is better to entrust the work to a qualified service center employee or order repairs on .

Eliminating the reasons why the washing machine does not heat the water

Service center specialists unanimously agree that the most common reason for the lack of heating of water in an automatic washing machine is a burnt-out heating element or too much scale deposits on it.

If other reasons described above occur, elimination is carried out by performing a number of actions:

  1. if the washing mode and water temperature do not match, it is necessary to bring these parameters into compliance;
  2. When self-draining, the hose must be correctly connected to the sewer system. Experts recommend installing a check valve and the problem will be eliminated;
  3. if wires are damaged or contacts are oxidized, it is necessary to take a number of measures aimed at eliminating them;
  4. if scale forms on the heating element, you can try to clean it using citric acid; a burnt-out heating element must be replaced;
  5. If the thermostat fails, it must be replaced.

In order to combat scale, experts recommend cleaning once every 3-4 months using citric acid or a special powder, which can be purchased at household chemical stores.