Sure, it does not take a rocket scientist to understand that your clothes will be wet after a washing cycle. However, what is a lot harder to understand is why your clothes would be soaking wet. If at the end of your washing machine's cycle, you open the door to find clothes that are dripping wet, it is safe to say you have a problem on your hands. Exactly what that problem is, is what you need to know; learn some of the common sources of trouble.
A common problem is user error. During the loading process, if you do not select the correct load size or if you have a smart machine, you mistakenly turn off the spin-feature, your clothes will remain quite wet. Additionally, if the load is not balanced, such as if you put an oversized comforter in a smaller washing machine, you can run into the same issue. Make sure you did not make a mistake that may have contributed to the problem.
2. Drain House
Water from the wash cycle does not magically evaporate. It is removed from the machine through a drain hose. Whenever there is an issue with the draining process, you will have problems. Sometimes, an object bundled in with the clothes can travel through the drain line and cause an obstruction, or the pump that facilitates the water movement can stop performing. As a result, the water will remain inside the washing machine.
3. Water Intake Valve
The water intake valve is largely responsible for water making its way inside the appliance during the wash cycle. This valve is designed to shut off once the right amount of water has been added. However, when this valve fails, sometimes water can leak from the valve or too much water can flow inside the machine. In either case, the excess water makes it harder to wring the excess water out of your clothing.
4. Motor Pully
The main driving force behind water extraction is the spin cycle. In many machines, there is a motor pully that works to help support the movement of the tub during this cycle. The less power available to perform this movement, the less effective the spin, and the wetter your clothes. There are a few other machine components that could be behind this problem, so it is best to have a professional inspection.
If a user error is not to blame, do not hesitate to contact an appliance repair professional to get to the bottom of the problem.