Drainage problems are a common issue that you may face with your commercial washers. There is a range of issues that could be causing your machine to malfunction, but there are four main culprits that you should look into first:
Drain Hose – If your commercial washing machine is not draining properly, a clogged drain hose could be to blame. Remove the hose and check for clogs. You should also ensure that there are no kinks in the hose that could be causing a blockage.
Drain Pump – It is also possible that your drain pump could be clogged. You can check for this by draining your tub and disconnecting the hoses to check for objects in the pump. If the pump is locked up for any reason, it can cause your motor to seize [...]
A broken washing machine can cause your laundromat to lose money, so it is imperative to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible. If your washer suddenly does not turn on, there are four possible solutions:
Power – The first thing you should do is make sure that power is getting to your washing machine. Use a multimeter to check the voltage of the outlet. If there is no electricity flowing into the washing machine, check to make sure your circuit breakers aren’t tripped.
Lid Switch – Your washing machine is designed to shut off when the lid is open. There is a special plastic piece under the lid that lets the washer know when the lid is shut properly. If your washing machine will not turn on, there is a chance your [...]
In our last post, we identified the most common issue that occurs in commercial dryers (no heat) and walked you through the various causes of this issue. Here are two additional problems you may encounter and what to look for when they occur.
Nothing Turning On
If you turn the dryer on and lights won’t come on the drum won’t turn, it can be the result of a few different problems:
The Circuit Breaker – With 220V machines, you need to make sure you have all legs of your power working properly.
The Neutral Leads – This issue may be the result of a bad power cord, especially in 120V machines.
The Control Fuses – Make sure all of the control fuses are in working order.