Panda Washing Machine & Dryer Troubleshooting

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Panda washing machines are the main choice for many people because of its size. There are many places that don’t have laundry units in their homes and many times, you don’t have the time or convenience of going to a laundromat. One of the solutions is getting a portable washing machine to have in your house.

Panda washer machine is one of the more popular options for portable washing machines and these have amazing reviews. These washers have certain errors in place to tell you what’s wrong with them and in turn, you can troubleshoot them if something is wrong. Here’s more information about the error codes and fixing your Panda washer.

Panda Washing Machine & Dryer Troubleshooting

There are a lot of different codes and problems tthat can be displayed on the control panel of the Panda washer and dryer. These codes are important because they tell you what’s wrong with the machine. Once you know what’s wrong with the machine, you can troubleshoot it. Downbelow are some generic troubleshooting steps you should take when you’re noticing specific problems with your Panda dryer or washing machine.

Water Hose Issue

When there’s a problem with your water hose, for example, there’s a leak, or the connection is loose, then you’ll need to know how to fix it. Usually, on panda washing machines and dryers, error code E1 is displayed when this problem occurs. This code signifies that there’s a water hose issue. What causes this code is that the water level fails to reach the preset water level and it’s been injecting water for an extended period of time.

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Over time, the washer hose can be rattled a lot which can end up in it becoming loose therefore allowing more water in than it should. To fix this, you can tighten the water hose connection, and this should result in the leak stops.

If you’ve been using your Panda washer  for some time, then chances are that the water hose has been damaged. Over prolonged use, the water hose can become damaged and torn and will, therefore, leak water out from the back of your washing machine. You can easily replace your washer hoses (View on Amazon) with one that’s intact and you should see the leaking stop from there.

To replace the water hose:

If you’ve found out that your washer is leaking due to a damaged hose, you can attempt to replace it yourself.

1. Unplug your washing machine from the mains.

2. Pull the washing machine out from the wall to get to the water hoses.

3. Turn off the hot and cold-water supply to the washing machine.

4. Grab a buck and place it under the water hoses to catch leaking water.

5. Unscrew both hot and cold water hoses.

6. Remove the hoses from the wall and the washing machine.

7. Inspect the hoses for any damage.

8. If your hoses are damaged, replace them with new stainless steel hoses.

9. Replace the washers (View on Amazon) on either ends of the hoses so you’ll need 4 in total.

10. Install the hoses back onto the washing machine and the tap with the new washers.

11. Tighten the hose to prevent further leaks using a pipe wrench or slip-joint pliers.

12. Turn on the hot and cold water.

13. Check the hoses to make sure they’re not leaking.

14. Turn the power back on to the washing machine

Open Lid Alarm

When the lid of your open top Panda washer is opened, it can trigger the error code E2. This occurs when the lid is opened after starting the delay function. This will also occur when the lid is opened while the washer is running.

Your panda washing machine or dryer door has a latch that makes sure the door is tightly secured – this stops water from splashing out of the washing machine and it keeps the washing machine’s internal temperature hot. If the door isn’t tightly secured, water could splash onto the floor and you might slip because of it. Although there’s a thermostat in there that makes sure the washing machine is always hot, it may struggle if the door didn’t close.

On the latch of the door, there are switches that can control the dryer or washing machine when the door is opened. If you open the door during the cycle, it’ll stop and display the Panda error e2. To stop the e2 error from showing and stopping the washing machine from working, you’ll need to make sure that the door is firmly closed. For the door to firmly close, the latches need to be placed correctly into the catch.

There are electric switches on the latches, and these can corrode overtime due to water. If they’re damaged for whatever reason, the electric connection between the door switch and the washing machine or dryer can stop working or not turn on. To check this, you’ll need to inspect the switch for corrosion. If you’ve had your portable washer or dryer for years, it’s likely this could be the case.

Even if you think your door is shut tightly, you need to make sure that the latch is inside the catch. If it hasn’t been caught and locked in here, the washer won’t start because the switches on the latch won’t know when the door has been closedTo help you confirm that the switches are still working on the latch, you can test them for continuity. If the switches are broken, then no current will be able to pass through them so the washing machine will think that its open. To test this, you’ll need to use a multimeter (View on Amazon).

  1. Disconnect the Panda washing machine from the power source.
  2. Remove the door panel to have access to the latch. This is at the top and from here you need to check if the latch hooks onto the door.
  3. Put the multimeter on rx1 and touch the probes on the switches’ terminals.
  4. The reading should be close to zero. If the reading isn’t close to zero, then you need to get it replaced.

Washing Machine Unbalanced

When your washing machine is unbalanced, it can trigger the E3 error code and when this happens, it can start the imbalance alarm. This means that the washing machine imbalance is an issue. This means that the clothes in the washing machine aren’t spread out enough and it can’t spin in the washer correctly.

Troubleshooting:

If you notice this error, you want to check if the washing machine is completely level. If there’s any tilt then the load will shift in the direction of the slope and the drum will be unbalanced. This is what causes the loud sound as your washer goes through the wash cycle. If you want to check this, you’ll need to put a level (View on Amazon) on the top of the washing machine and arrange it so that you can read it. If you see that the level liquid is on one side of the level instead of in the middle, then this means that your washing machine is unbalanced.

The way you put your clothes in the panda washing machine or dryer could be causing the imbalance. When you put clothes in, you need to evenly spread them around if you have a top-loading washing machine. It’s important that you do this because having more clothes on one side will cause one side of the drum to be heavier and this will make it more likely to hit the side of the washer. This imbalance can be a simple fix and you want to make sure that you constantly have your clothes evenly arranged in the top-loading washer or dryer to reduce any damage that might be caused by imbalances.

The floor needs to be completely flat, which will change the imbalance. The legs should all be on the floor at once and you need to make sure that if it’s not, you need to make it even by weighing the washer down or placing a book underneath one of the legs to hold it up. This is important so that the machine is flat while it’s spinning very fast.

Washing Machine or Dryer Failts to Drain

When your washing machine or dryer keeps draining towards the end of the cycle, it can trigger the drain alarm which can cause the E4 error code to show. The drain alarm means that the draining didn’t finish even though it’s been attempting to drain for an extended period of time. This will occur at the end of the rinse cycle most likely.

Troubleshooting:

If your portable washing machine won’t drain, it’s likely down to the drain hose. The drain hose removes water from your washing machine. If the drain hose is leaking, kinked, bent, blocked or clogged, water will not be able to remove water from your washing machine. Inspect the drain hose thoroughly to ensure it is in perfect condition. In the case of kinks, straighten the drain hose. In the case of clogs, unclog the drain hose to improve the water flow rate out of the washing machine. Detach the drain hose from your washing machine and run water to remove clogs that might inhibit the flow of water. However, you have to put a bucket under your washing machine when you remove the drain hose so that the water in the machine will drain into the bucket.

Overflow Alarm

If there’s an issue with the water inlet hose, the error code E5 might show up and this will trigger the overflow alarm in your Panda washing machine or dryer. This means there’s an issue with the water inlet hose. The water inlet hose is connected to the water inlet valve to the fill nozzle. This hose might become cracked or damaged and this code is trying to let you know. The machine will get a signal from the pressure switch or level sensor. Water is a crucial component of the program. If E5 error indicator shows on the display screen the machine thinks that there is an overflow.

Troubleshooting:

A lot of foam could easily form in the washing machine when a wrong detergent or too much of the right detergent is used. The form is likely to get into the pressure switch tube, thus creating a lot of pressure. Due to this pressure, the sensor then sends a signal to the control module indicating high frequency. The last one begins to drain water. The E5 code will then appear on the Panda washing machine display.

To remove the false overflow error, one can take several actions. You can first turn the spin mode to drain the water completely. You may have to remove the laundry and run the machine on the rinse mode. Doing this cleans out the drum. Once done, turn on the drum again, this time with laundry and powder. This is the surest way to confirm that the washer is operating as it should. You will know that you have successfully eliminated the false OE error when it does not display again after this procedure.

Door Lock Alarm Is Going Off

In some cases, your door lock alarm might go off and this can trigger the error E6 along with it. This means that the door of the washer is failing to lock properly. The door lock ensures that it’s safe to use the washer while it’s running.

Now that you know what all the codes mean, you can know what you possibly need to replace or troubleshoot. Some of the issues are more serious than others. Don’t hesitate to call a professional technician to deal with the issue. You can also attempt to fix the issues yourself.

Troubleshooting:

The door lock protects the contents in the dryer or washing machine and users of the machine during operation. The washing machine can only begin its operation when its doors are closed. However, if the door is not shut properly, using a latch, the washing machine’s door switch will stop the washer from proceeding with the operation. In essence, a faulty door lock switch assembly will prevent the washer from spinning. Like the lid switch, the door lock may fail electrically or mechanically. Inspect the lock for damages and replace it if you find any. If the lock does not latch properly or is damaged, you need to find out if it is an electrical or a mechanical issue. Use a multimeter to test for continuity in each of your door lock switches. Replace any switch that does not have continuity.

All washers have a door catch or hook that keeps the top closed while the washer runs. This is a part of the safety mechanism that can activate the lid switch so that it can keep the door shut while the clothes are tumbling around. This door hook is engaging the lock mechanism and this can become damaged. This won’t activate the door lock assembly if it’s out of shape. It’s usually made out of strong plastic and this can break due to normal use. There is a little that you can do to fix this.

1. Find the door strike. It should be in the door frame so all you need to do is lift the top.

2. Look at the door strike for signs of wear and tear. This can be cracking or obvious damage.

3. Replace the door strike if you think it’s too worn.

4. Peel the gasket away so that you have access to the door strike.

5. Remove the screws that are holding it in place and pull it out of the washer.

6. Now, access the wire harnesses that are attached to it. Once you pull them away, then it’ll be completely away.

7. Plug the wire harnesses into the new door strike.

8. Once it’s installed, you can put the gasket back and shut the washer door. It should latch close.

Water Inlet Hose

Regular washers have a water inlet hose but the portable ones have a unicouple. This acts as the drain hose and the water inlet hose. This works by water pressure and water temperature all controlled at your sink. These usually allow for a one sink connection. You might need to purchase a new approved part for the portable washer. It should be close to the hose in the sink and the washer should be removed from against the wall.

Then you need to connect it to the sink. You’ll need to twist it onto the faucet head and make sure the locking collar is pressed down to hole it in place. You should be able to tug it and not have it come off of the faucet. Now you can do the laundry to make sure that it works with a new hose better.

Connect the unicouple to washer with the thread of the fill hose on the cold water inlet valve. It’s usually colored blue. Then, tighten the connection to make sure that you have it connected.

Now, try to do a load of laundry. The code shouldn’t appear.

Hopefully, your portable washer is back to normal. If something horrendous is happening, then you should make sure that you have to call a professional.

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