Do you ever wonder why your washer leaves clothes soaking wet? It can make you feel crazy when your washer spends all that time washing and spinning your clothes, only to have them still soaked with water afterward. To stop this from happening, we have 5 reasons why your clothes are soaked after washing to help you out. Hopefully, this information will help you troubleshoot the issue and keep your clothes nice and dry!
Clothes Are Soaked After Washing
Ready to get your washer working right? If you find your clothes are soaked after washing, it’s time to figure out why. Here are the five most common reasons:
The Washer Is Overloaded
If you’re like most people, you probably try to pack as much into your washing machine as possible. While this might save you some time in the short run, it’s actually one of the leading causes of clothes being soaked after washing. When the washer is overloaded, the clothes don’t have enough room to move around and they don’t get evenly distributed in the water. This leads to some clothes not getting clean and others getting too wet. It also can’t spin the water out properly, so your clothes end up soaking wet.
The Washer Is Filled With Suds
If your washer is filled with suds, it can be the reason your clothes come out of the washer wet. This is because the suds stay on even when the water comes off. To fix this, you’ll need to use less detergent or switch to low suds or higher quality detergent. Make sure you’re measuring carefully and reading the instructions on the label.
The Washer Isn’t Draining
If your washer isn’t draining properly, it can be the reason your clothes are soaked after washing. This is because the water doesn’t have anywhere to go and it just stays in the washer drum. To fix this, you’ll need to make sure the drain filter isn’t clogged. You may also need to check the drain hose to make sure it’s not kinked or clogged as well. And finally, check the drain pump to make sure it’s working properly and not blocked by anything. Sometimes this issue can also be accompanied by a leak from your washer.
Wrong Settings Are Used
If your cycle is set to gentle or delicate, your clothes can come out wetter than if you’d used the normal cycle. This is because these cycles use a slower spin speed, which doesn’t remove as much water from the clothes. To fix this, you’ll need to switch to a stronger cycle and avoid the delicate and hand-wash cycles. Some washers let you independently adjust spin settings. If so turn it up to high and see if that helps.
The Washer Can’t Spin
If certain parts fail your washer won’t spin, and you can bet your clothes will be soaking wet.
Make sure the door can close properly and the latch is clicking. If the door latch isn’t registering as closed the spin cycle won’t start, sometimes this will also result in your washer not starting at all.
You may also need to check the drive belt to make sure it’s not loose or frayed. This is a common reason for a washer not spinning.
The last thing to check is the motor coupling. This part can fail and cause the washer not to spin. If it’s broken, you’ll need to replace it. You will usually need an expert’s help for issues with these parts.
You can try these tips to get your washer working properly again and prevent your clothes from coming out soaking wet. If you’re still having trouble, it’s best to call a professional for help. Cody’s Appliance Repair can diagnose the washer repair problem and fix it quickly so you can get back to your routine.