Midea Washing Machine Problems & Troubleshooting

Midea is a Chinese manufacturer of appliances in the world. And the company is not without its share of problems.

Some of them can be really expensive to fix, especially if the warranty on your appliance has expired.

But you don’t need to worry because our team of experts has been on the same frustrating journey as you, so we have compiled a list of the most common Midea washing machine problems and their solutions.

Midea Washing Machine Problems


Midea Washing Machine Problems

Here are the most common Midea Washer Problems with complete troubleshooting tips.

Midea Washing Machine ProblemsTroubleshooting Tips
1. Washer Not Draining– Unclog the drain line – Check for blockage in washing machine – Pour water into the drum
2. Washer Leaking Water– Shut off water supply – Look for leaky faucet or pipe – Call for professional help
3. Washing Machine Overheats Up– Avoid overloading – Check for damaged belt or leaking hose – Check temperature control knob and thermostat
4. Washing Machine Not Starting– Check electrical cord and outlet – Check breaker – Try using a new electrical cord
5. Loud Noise During Cycle– Check balance of washing machine – Tighten loose screws – Check water level and drain hose

1. Midea Washer Not Draining:

This is the most common washer problem that occurs in all brands of washing machines. It is caused by a blockage in the drain hose or the drain pipe.

So, if you don’t clean out the drain at least once every month, it will get clogged with limescale or other solid particles which can cause your washing machine to malfunction. A clogged drain will cause your washing machine to run longer than usual or even stop functioning.

To fix this problem, you should unclog the drain line using a plumbing snake or a screwdriver. You should also check whether there is any blockage in the washing machine itself.

If there is none, then try pouring a cup of water into the drum to make sure the water drains out completely. If it still doesn’t drain, call an appliance repairman immediately. You may need to get a new washer.

2. Washer Leaking Water:

This is one of the most frustrating and annoying Midea Washing Machine Problems. It usually occurs due to a damaged drain hose or the hose getting kinked.

If the leaking continues for more than two days, it can cause serious damage to the internal parts of the washer.

To fix this problem, you can first try to shut off the water supply to the washing machine and then turn it on again. If that doesn’t work, then you should look for a leaky faucet or pipe in your house. If you find one, then you should fix it immediately.

A leaking washing machine can lead to the formation of mold and mildew in your house. This problem can be really expensive to fix, so it is better to call for professional help as soon as possible.

3. Washing Machine Overheats Up:

Washing machines can overheat in different ways. The most common reasons are:

Too much load on the machine: Washing machines usually take a few minutes to warm up, so if you are using them for the first time, you should try to avoid putting a lot of clothes in the machine.

Wrong operation of the machine: If your washer runs for a long time, the water level in the drum may not rise to the maximum capacity. Also, if you use an old or damaged belt, it can cause a lot of heat inside the machine.

Leaking drain hose: If the washing machine is leaking water, then it will get hotter than usual. It is because of the loss of water.

The overheating problem also occurs because the thermostat in the washer is malfunctioning. The washer will continue to operate even though the water is not wet anymore. In some cases, this can damage the motor and cause it to burn out.

To fix this problem, you should disassemble the washer and check whether the temperature control knob is properly connected to the thermostat. You may need an appliance repairman’s help.

4. Washing Machine Not Starting:

This problem usually occurs due to a defective electrical cord or an electrical fault in your home’s wiring. If the washer is plugged into an outlet that has an electrical malfunction, then it won’t get started.

Similarly, if the washer is connected to an electrical cord that is frayed or damaged, then it will also not start.

To fix this problem, you should first unplug the washer from the outlet and then check whether the breaker that powers the washing machine is turned off.

If it isn’t, then flip the breaker back on. If that doesn’t work, then try using a new electrical cord to connect the washer to the outlet. If all of these attempts fail, then contact an appliance repairman immediately. 

5. Loud Noise During Cycle: 

This Midea Washing Machine Problem occurs when the washer vibrates too much while it is running. In this case, you should make sure that the washing machine is balanced properly.

Also, if you have put a lot of weight in the washer, then it may be causing the noise. It may also occur due to a broken motor, belt, or other parts.

To fix this problem, you should first remove the basket from the washer and check whether it has any loose screws. If there are, then you should tighten them.

After that, you should check the water level in the drum and the drain hose to see whether they are in the right position. If they are, then the washer is balanced properly. If not, then call for professional help.


So, those are the five most common Media Washing Machine problems that can occur. However, these are only the major problems.

There are many other problems that can occur in a washing machine too, but these are the ones that are very likely to occur. And, if you know about these problems, then you will be able to fix your machine easily.

You should check your washing machine periodically to make sure that they are working properly. This way, you will be able to identify the early signs of a problem, and then you can take action before it is too late.

If you are still unable to figure out an issue and want help, please leave a comment so our team can help you.

Steven Settles Author

Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

40 thoughts on “Midea Washing Machine Problems & Troubleshooting”

  1. My Midea washer, the water keeps running doing the whole process, what I mean is when we do the whites and it goes through the wash cycle, then the rinse cycle begins the water come’s in the water continue to run for the rest of all the rest cycles spin, drain, spin, the water just keep’s going through all of them. I cut off the hot water from the back and it still run until it stops. What I’m looking for

  2. Media Top Load 7.5kg
    One Touch Smart Wash

    Problem: unable to execute WASHING. However, the rinse & spin is working.

    Catarman Northern Samar

    • Check when running if the agitator is working. We just had to replace because ours snapped right off. Remove top cap with flat screwdriver then remove star bit set screw and check for damage. Could just be loose. And on to the next problem …now after replacing agitator assembly the E4 code will not go away after multiple attempts of fixing ??

  3. My top loader midea model # MLV45N1BWW makes loud noise while washing and extremely loud noise while spinning… neighbor below me is complaining of the noise… PLEASE HELP!!!

    • If your Midea top loader washing machine is making loud noises during the wash cycle and especially during spinning, there could be a few potential causes for this issue. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

      Check for an unbalanced load: Make sure that the clothes inside the machine are distributed evenly. An unbalanced load can cause the machine to vibrate excessively and produce loud noises during spinning. Open the lid, rearrange the clothes if necessary, and then close the lid securely.

      Level the machine: Ensure that the washing machine is placed on a level surface. Use a bubble level to check if it’s balanced properly. If the machine is not level, adjust the feet or platform to make it stable.

      Check for foreign objects: Sometimes, small items like coins or buttons can get stuck in the drum or tub of the machine, causing noise during operation. Check the drum and remove any objects that you find.

      Inspect the drive belt: A worn-out or damaged drive belt can cause noise during spinning. Unplug the machine and remove the back panel to access the belt. Inspect it for any signs of wear, fraying, or damage. If you notice any issues, you may need to replace the belt.

      Examine the drum bearings: Faulty drum bearings can cause loud noises during spinning. To check them, rotate the drum manually. If you hear a rumbling or grinding sound, the bearings may need to be replaced. Drum bearing replacement usually requires professional assistance, so consider contacting a service technician for this task.

      Consult the user manual: Refer to the user manual specific to your Midea model for troubleshooting tips and information on common issues. The manual may provide further guidance or specific instructions for your machine.

  4. My Midea Front load washer MLH45n1aww worked for 3 loads and now the front panel is dead .Checked power with my meter and its 120 volts at all the 7 pins that goes to the power button and both boards on the control panel .I think its the main PCB the call it or the touch panel with the power button .Thanks

  5. I have the Midea Top Load washing machine. The motor went out and we replaced it. Plugged it in but did not power on and it spinning before being powered on. Replaced the board thinking it was the timer and it still is spinning when not powered on. Any suggestions?

  6. My mides washer is about 2 days old and has yet completed a full wash cycle or even a rinse and drain cycle. It’ll sit on 1 min for 10-15 mins before I turn it off to try again. The shipping bolts aren’t in it and not sure what else’s could be the problem. It’s not vibrating and it has a handful of clothes in it to test out this new machine.

  7. My Media washer is still filling with cold water after the cycle has ended. It is not a lot of water but is a constant flow. I just took the hoses off to clean the filters and when I put them back on this started.

    • It sounds like the water inlet valve on your washing machine may be malfunctioning. When you took the hoses off to clean the filters, it’s possible that the valve wasn’t properly re-seated, which is causing the constant flow of water.
      You can try to reset the water inlet valve by turning off the water supply to the washing machine and unplugging it from the power source. Then, re-seat the hoses onto the valve, making sure they are tightened securely. Once the hoses are securely in place, plug the machine back in and turn the water supply back on.
      If this does not solve the problem, it may be necessary to replace the water inlet valve. If you are not comfortable doing this, it is best to call a professional to fix it.

  8. Hi, I just bought a Midea top loading washing machine and it automatically drains out all water without filling it up. Can anyone help on this please ?

    • It sounds like there may be a problem with the water level sensor or the control board of your washing machine. The water level sensor is responsible for detecting the amount of water in the tub, and if it’s not functioning properly, the machine may think that it’s already full and not allow any more water to enter.

  9. Hi
    My washing machine Media dosnt work , showing error in the screen , and it is not starting up .
    How can i solve this issue .

    • There are a few things you can try to troubleshoot and fix the issue with your washing machine not starting up and displaying an error on the screen.

      First, you should check the user manual or the manufacturer’s website for troubleshooting steps specific to your washing machine model and the error code that is being displayed. The user manual may also have a list of common error codes and their meanings.

      Here are a few things to check that may help resolve the issue:

      Check the power source: Make sure the washing machine is properly plugged in and that the outlet is working. You can also try unplugging the machine for a few minutes and then plugging it back in.

      Check the water supply: Make sure the water supply valves are open and the hoses are connected properly.

      Check the door: Make sure the door is closed properly and that there’s nothing blocking it from closing completely.

      Check for any clogs or kinks: Make sure the drain hose and/or the pump filter is not clogged or kinked, this could be causing blockage on the drain.

      Check the settings: Verify that the washing machine is set to the appropriate cycle and that the water temperature, spin speed, and other settings are correct.

      Check the circuit breaker: Make sure that the circuit breaker or fuse that controls the washing machine is not tripped.

      Try resetting the machine: This can be done by unplugging the machine, waiting a few minutes and then plugging it back in again.

      If the problem persists after trying these steps, it may be best to contact the manufacturer’s customer service or a professional appliance repair technician for further assistance.

  10. My Midea washing forces the drain water out so fast it overflows my drain pipe. My old washer never did this in the 25 yrs I had it. This is a newer pipe also. It doesn’t do this all the time. MODEL MLV45N1B**. Customer service was terrible and no help they told me that they need the whole model number, I’m elderly and cannot pull out the dryer to get the washer model number. Help or else this thing is going to the dump. Or donation

    • It sounds like your Midea washing machine may be draining water too quickly, which is causing the water to overflow your drain pipe. This can be caused by a few different things, such as a clogged drain hose or pump, a malfunctioning drain valve, or an issue with the control board.

      One solution you can try is to check the drain hose and make sure it’s not clogged or kinked. Make sure the hose is properly connected to the drain pipe, and that the pipe is not blocked by debris or other objects. You can also try to clean the pump filter (if your model have one) and see if it’s clogged with debris.

      Another thing you can check is the drain valve. If the valve is not functioning properly, it may not be opening or closing fully, which can cause water to be drained too quickly.

      If the problem persists after trying the above solutions, it’s likely that the issue is caused by a malfunctioning part or control board. In this case, it’s best to contact a professional technician to come and take a look at your machine. They will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the appropriate repair or replacement. Also it is advisable if you can reach out to Midea customer service again and explain your situation as an elderly person, they might be able to help you find a solution to your issue.

  11. My top loader just wants to rinse and drain, i get error. I open fix clothing and start and drain and rinse again. Even if i start over it just does that.

  12. My Midea front load washer is not working. I have to push the power butter literally thousands of times for the lights to come on. “i have little success in changing the settings, and then the start button doesn’t engage. The timer runs the time out, but the washer doesn’t clean the clothes, or even run water. I have exhausted everything I know to try. Any suggestions?

  13. during the operation of the washing machine we experienced power interuption. when the electricity is okey the machine i operate again but the power not ON

    • Hi Ellen,

      I hope you are doing great!
      When there is a power outage, a washing machine that has a mechanical timer will halt its cycle and restart it when the power is restored. Electronic controls on newer washers may or may not “remember” what they were doing when the power went off. They could need to be reset and restarted depending on how they were designed.

  14. My Midea 50 is leaking from underneath. The external hoses are not punctured and never have been kinked. So what’s causing the leak? The pump hose?

    • Hi,

      These are often caused on by leaking internal washing machine drain hoses or a hole in the water pump. If the leak persists despite your efforts on a regular basis, it is preferable to see a specialist. Therefore, have a local washing machine repairman’s phone number handy in case of an emergency.

  15. Hi there, thank you in advance. My washing machine is not turning on. The original fuse is rated 3A and i replaced it with the same one but it still wouldnt turn on. The plug itself stated that it uses 13A fuse but the original one, that i tooked out from the plug, was a 3A fuse. Tried to see if the extension plug is the issue but nope. Hope you can help rectify the issue

  16. we have just had a brand new midea washing machine installed today and it is making very loud knocking noises i don’t dare try to fix it myself, it looks like the drum is wonky as it isn’t spinning smoothly, and when i place my hands upon the top of it, it feels like something is loose and banging around inside?,

    • Hello John,

      I hope you are doing great!
      There’s a significant chance that some foreign material has gotten into your washer’s filter, in the rubber seal. Or is just spinning around in the drum if your washing machine is producing noises while spinning, notably a clanking or scratching sounds. Buttons, coins, bra wires, and similar objects are often at blame.

  17. Our top loader will only fill with water on the quick cycle. If we put it on any other cycle it just agitates with no water. Please help!!

  18. we have a front load Midea washer. It will refill with water after the cycle is done so, if you don’t go in and get your clothes out right away there get wet again. Do you have any idea what the fix might be?

    Thank you
    Ken Welch

  19. Our media washing machine instead of gathering water, it’s spinning first. Then it will stop spinning and we hear something but it’s not gathering watter from hose. How can we fix it? Thanks

    • Hello Je Ann,

      For optimal performance, your washing machine must be level and well-balanced on its feet. When operating, an imbalanced appliance will shake and rattle. Try moving the appliance back and forth and side to side. Your flooring or appliance’s feet may be uneven if it is often swaying.

  20. who can I get to work on my front load steam midea washing machine.
    Its still under warranty but they have no one available to repair it. Im in Savannah Ga

  21. My midea washing machine model mac160-s2002GPS/FM is not working even we clean inside properly. But it still not working even if u program a complete cycle.can u help us.

  22. media top load washing machine, spin dry is not functioning or working, what is the solution? thank you!

  23. Hi, I need help regarding my 12KG Midea Washing Machine. It is during the during the last cycle when its spinning to drain off the water from the clothes. It is very loud and falls off from the slightly elevated floor. Could you please send someone to repair it. Its about 2 years old. I cannot find my Warranty card. My Home phone no is : 66890102.
    my name is Ms. Naidu.
    My Address is : Blk 497J, Tampines Street 45, #10-76.
    Singapore : 527497.

    Thank You


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