How to fix an overloaded washing machine

It is possible for a washing machine to get overloaded, which causes damage to the machine itself but also hinders your clothing from being clean. The most obvious indicators of an overloaded washing machine are loud sounds emanating from the drum or tub during the machine's spin cycle. Your overloaded washer's agitator, motor, and gearbox might be damaged if you do not address this issue immediately. When this occurs, the only alternatives available to you are to pay for costly repairs or purchase whole new equipment.


Step 1

Make sure the load is the right size. A typical issue with an overloaded washing machine is that the load setting is not suitable for the situation. If you're washing a big load, make sure the washer is set to the large rather than the small or medium setting.


Step 2

Rearrange the clothes in your closet. After you have turned off the washing machine, distribute the garments equally across the tub within the appliance. It helps to disperse the weight of the garments and prevents the washer from being overwhelmed with dirty items.


Step 3

Restart the washing machine if it has turned off. Keep an eye on the machine to make sure it hasn't been overloaded yet and that the tub within the washer hasn't started to make noise again. If this occurs, switch off the machine once again.


Step 4

Take off your clothes. If moving your garments doesn't solve the issue, you likely have a surplus of them in the washing machine. Taking a few things out of it will assist in resolving the issue.


Why not overload your washing machine?


Dirt and stains will not be efficiently removed by detergent.

Excessive loading causes the garments to move in a huge mass, which prevents them from moving freely in the drum and prevents the detergent from circulating correctly to remove dirt and stains.

It is possible that the washing machine and garments may be harmed.

While the drum is overloaded, it also raises the pressure within the drum, particularly when it is rotating at a fast speed. It may cause damage to the drum bearings and, in the worst case scenario, cause the glass door to shatter. While being raised against the rubber door seal, the clothing rub against it as the drum turns, which may leave scratches and even rips in the garments as a result.