My 8 Year Old Auto Haier Washing Machine
My 8 year old automatic Haier 5.0kg capacity washing machine broke down 2 days ago. My hypothesis were because of the age factor and also possibly my maid exert too much load into it. Never mind.
As an engineer, I troubled shoot. I removed the spinning disc and check the shaft. Hmmm…it seems not ok. I planned to get a replacement for it. But then, I stopped and checked the shaft. The shaft is not rotating but I can hear the motor running. Hmmm there must be something wrong with the shaft so I “terbalikkan” the washing machine and found out the “timing belt” was torn.
Just now, I hunt for the belt and after getting some useful information from an electrical shop, i went to an electrical repairing shop to ask for similar type of belt. To cut short the story, I got a new belt – same size but not sure what brand it is. Never mind.
I found out that the belt was the problem
I searched for a new belt and found 1 which cost me RM10.
I position the new belt on the pulley connecting the motor and the shaft. Job accomplished.
At home, I attach the belt onto the motor and the shaft and successfully run the washing machine. Now, I’m running the washing machine on a lighter load, just to flush and clean it. Gosh, I’m glad that I took the effort to trouble shoot the washing machine faulty. I learned the inner (bottom) part of the washing machine and at the same time save some money (not sending for repair/service and not purchasing a new one) 🙂 …
Other related experiences:
-I repaired my refrigerator because the temperature was too low due to rheostat malfunction. Everything inside the refrigerator became frozen!!!
–Repaired temporarily the piping at my neighbour’s house.
-Repaired my son’s control cars.
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