5 Common Commercial Laundry Equipment Repairs You Can Make
When commercial laundry equipment is down you’re losing out on potential sales and limiting productivity. Avoid machine down time to ensure multi-housing, on-premise or vended laundries are always running at max efficiency delivering top productivity and profitability. Regardless of your diligence performing preventative maintenance tasks washers and dryers eventually need repairs to operate at peak performance. Luckily not every repair requires a service professional. If you have the right laundry parts you can solve these five common washer and dryer problems to get your machines back up and running.
Washer doesn’t fill with water
This problem needs to be addressed right away and you should immediately look at the inlet hose. First check if the washer inside the hose is damaged or if there is a kink in the hose – if there is a leak in the hose you might be able to install a temporary patch before replacing the entire inlet hose. While installing a new inlet hose always remember to keep the hose straight to avoid potential damage in the future.
Water doesn’t stop running
Immediately check the overflow switch. This switch detects when the washer tub is full and automatically stops the water flow. Before installing a replacement overflow switch make sure to check if the switch is disconnected.
Tub fills with water but doesn’t spin
Before checking any parts in your machine first adjust the load – if the clothes are packed too tight in the tub this affects the ability to spin. Next check the lid safety switch usually located beneath the main top with a protruding protective lid. This switch supplies power to the timer and motor circuits and activates when the lid closes properly. A tripped switch either needs to be reconnected or replaced.
Washer doesn’t drain
This problem can occur when the drain pump is clogged or damaged. This is a big problem because if water isn’t removed from the tub the machine won’t advance to the next portion of the cycle. The first thing you need to check is if small items have gotten stuck inside the drain pump. If the drain pump isn’t clogged, you can find a replacement at BDSParts.com.
Dryer isn’t creating enough heat to dry clothes
Electric dryers rely on heating elements to produce enough heat to dry clothes and should be the first and only thing checked for this issue. Heating elements are built with heating coil wire and enclosed in a metal protective housing. First unplug the dryer and remove the front or rear panels to find the heating element. Second test the heating element with a multi-meter. If defective replace the heating element with a replacement element.
It’s always smart to keep these laundry parts on hand in your vended laundry or on-premise and multi-housing laundry rooms to avoid commercial laundry equipment downtime. You can find all of these parts and more for top commercial laundry machine manufacturers for big savings online at BDSParts.com.