If your Haier washing machine’s timer isn’t able to advance, it can be a frustrating and time-consuming problem to resolve. There are several steps you can follow to fix the issue. The following article will cover the common reasons your Haier washing machines won’t start and offer step-by step solutions. If you’re an experienced DIYer or just starting out with DIY home repairs, this article can help you get your Haier washing machine back up and working again within a matter of minutes.
The lid switch is a security feature available on all top loading Haier washing machines. The lid switch is typically placed underneath the main top. It has the lid projected or a pin that is attached to the lid, which will trigger the switch once the lid is shut. The lid switch provides electricity to the timer and motor circuits. How to test the lid switch on a Haier washing machine with the multi-meter:
- Remove the plug from your Haier washing machine.
- Take the cabinet off or the top panel and locate the lid switch.
- After finding the switch start by ensuring that no levers or actuators have been damaged or stuck and that the switch is being active mechanically when the lid is shut.
- If no problems are discovered when performing the above checks Remove the switch and set your multi-meter on the Rx1 setting. Hold the switch’s button. Set the probes at the switch’s terminals. You should get the reading as zero.
- If you’re getting an error, you’ll need a new switch lid.
Timer and Motor
The timer manages the functions of the Haier washer. A variety of electrical connections are found on the timer. The contacts are controlled by a cam assembly which is controlled by a timer motor. Certain contacts of the timer are used to regulate the motor of the timer. The timer or motor may be faulty if the washer’s timer does not move. How to test the timer and timer motor in a Haier washing machine with the aid of a multi-meter
- Disconnect your Haier washing machine from the source of power.
- Find and then remove the timer. You’ll have to take out the control panel as well as the rear panel in order to access it.
- Set your multimeter’s Rx1 setting to connect the probes to the motor’s end (refer to your wiring diagram). You’re testing for continuity. You should see the reading as near zero or zero.
- You’ll require to purchase a new timing timer if your test gives the results that are different.
Water Level Control
The water level control on Haier washing machines allows for turning the water valve off and on at the set levels and also to provide energy to the timer motor once the proper level of water is reached. If the washer fills up but the timer does not advance you may have a defective water level switch. How to check the water level control of a Haier washing machines:
- Before you begin, disconnect the machine to which you’ll be handling electrical components.
- If you suspect the switch may be malfunctioning take out the air dome tube. The cabinet should be removed to find and remove the air dome pipe. Place the hose into water, seal one end while blowing air into the other, checking for bubbles in the hose. You should also inspect the hose for cracks, wear or any obstructions.
- If there are no issues above, you might require a new water level switch.
Timer Knob, Dial & Skirt
The timer knob, also known as a dial, is attached to the shaft of the clock and will rotate as the timer moves through a cycle. The timer knob may also be used to begin the process by pulling back on the knob which activates an internal switch within the timer. The timer knob is typically made from plastic and strengthened with a keyed insert. The knob is susceptible to cracking or wear out over time, and cease to turn when the shaft is turned. This makes it more difficult to set the timer for the desired time. This may also cause the dial to not move with the shaft as the cycle proceeds. How to examine the timer knob of a Haier washer:
- Unplug the Haier washer from its power source.
- To locate the knob for the timer, you’ll have to remove the cabinet or back panel to reach the back.
- Inspect the knob to ensure that the timer is engaged as the knob is pulled away and pushed in.
- If it’s not engaging the knob, you’ll need new knobs.
A drain pump is a device that removes water from the Haier washer tub after the rinse and wash parts. If the drain pump fails, then the Haier washer will not know that the tub has been empty, and might not be able to advance to the next part of the cycle. If your washing machine stops after the rinse or wash portions of the cycle check to see if the drain pump operates correctly. Certain models that are electronically controlled might display a fault code in the event of this. To determine the reason behind your Haier washing machine flashing a fault message, it is recommended to refer to our list. How to look at drain pump in theHaier washing machine.
- Unplug the Haier washing machine.
- Locate your drain pump. To access the pump, you will need to take off the front panel of your appliance.
- Once you’ve located the pump, check all the connections and hoses that come from the pump to check for damage or leaks.
- If the leak originates from the pump, you will need a replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The water valve inlet is used to supply hot and cold water to the Haier washer during the filling phases of the cycle. The valve should have at least two electric solenoids which open the valve when needed. If your washer doesn’t proceed through the cycle, or stops at a filling or wash portion then the water inlet valve could be the cause. First, you should ensure that the inlet hoses aren’t have any restrictions or kinks and that the screens for inlet are free of dirt. If everything is in order you should be able to check the integrity of the solenoids by using an instrument such as a multi-meter. How to check the water intake valve inside aHaier washing machine with a multi-meter
- Before you begin the Haier washer, be sure that it is unplugged.
- Locate and remove the water inlet valve. It is likely to be located in the middle of the hose connections and you’ll need to remove all or part of the cabinet to gain access to it.
- The screens inside the valve for signs of buildup or debris, do this carefully as the screens cannot be repaired, and if the screens are damaged , you’ll need an entirely new valve.
- If you observe damages or wear to your pump, switch on your multimeter before attaching the probes to the appropriate terminals. Refer to your owner’s manual to see what reading this test can produce since it differs from model to model.
- You’ll need to purchase a replacement water valve when your readings are outside the recommended range.