What to do if your washing machine breaks down during coronavirus confinement – Which? News – Which?

You’re confined to home and the washing machine packs up. The good news is there are some simple repairs you can do yourself at home if you’re well enough to do so.

Recent government measures to control the outbreak of COVID-19 mean that all non-essential shops are closed until at least 13 April 2020.

Online retailers are still open for business, though, so you can get a replacement washing machine.

Read on for our top repair tips, whether you should get a professional in, and where and how to get a new model if yours can’t be fixed.

Go straight to our washing machine reviews to find a replacement model.

My washing machine won’t turn on

According to our annual survey of more than 4,000 Which? members, the most common washing machine problems are with the drum (11% of all faults in the first eight years), electrical failures (8%) and the water not emptying (also 8%).

Faults with the drum can cause all kinds of problems, from making the