8 Signs Your Washer Is In Need Of Repair

Paradise Appliance
December 10, 2018
Washer Repair

At some point, your washing machine will inevitably need to be repaired and eventually replaced. Fortunately, when you have your washing machine’s problem addressed early on, it can usually be limited to a minor repair rather than a costly full-on replacement. If you suspect something is wrong with you washing machine, you have come to the right place! In this post, we will introduce you to the top eight warning signs that indicate something needs to be fixed.

  1. Your Washing Machine is Making Excessive Noise: It is a given that you washing machine will likely make some noise during its wash cycle from the beeping of buttons to the clanging of a zipper on your clothing. However, if you start to hear abnormal sounds or particularly loud noises coming from your washing machine, it is a strong indication that something isn’t right. Before calling a repairman, try rearranging and evenly dispersing your clothing articles. If after doing this a few times your washing machine still makes loud noises, the next thing you will want to do is make sure the machine is level on the floor. Once you have done both things and you find the washing machine still makes noise, it’s time to call in an expert. A loose drum or motor mount in your machine may be what is causing all of the noise. Although repairing this is fairly straightforward, getting access to these parts is a complex process and requires the help of a professional. 
  2. There is an Electrical Issue With Your Washing Machine: Handling an electrical issue is always best left to a professional. Trying to access and rearrange certain wires when you don’t know what you’re doing is very dangerous. The safest thing you can do is call a professional repair technician to examine the electrical wiring of your washing machine and fix any ongoing issues. Additionally, if you try to tackle an electrical problem yourself, you could end up causing even more damage to your washing machine and the rest of your home. 
  3. Every Time You Finish a Cycle, There is Still Water in The Drum: Whenever you finish washing your clothes, there should never be any water that remains inside. If you are seeing water left over in the drum, first check the pump to make sure it has not been blocked by clothing articles. You will also want to make sure there that the drain hose is not clogged up. If after checking both things, you still have not been able to identify the problem, it’s likely that the water pump may need to be repaired or replaced. This is no small project and requires the expertise of a highly skilled professional. Call up your local washing machine repairman and have them handle the job so you don’t end up making any costly mistakes. 
  4. Water Isn’t Filling Up The Drum: Too much water is one problem and not enough water is another. If water isn’t filling up the drum during the wash cycle, there are a few different things that could be wrong with it. Start by checking your hot and cold faucets to make sure they have been turned on. Next, confirm that your cycle selection is not being delayed. After that, check for any kinks or cracks in the hose. Finally, check the water intake valves and filter to make sure neither of those parts have been clogged. If one of those things is to blame, you will need to call a professional repairman to come in and properly repair your washing machine before a small issue becomes a large one.
  5. The Drum Won’t Turn: If the drum in your washing machine is not turning and spinning your laundry, there are a couple things to inspect. First, check the lid switch and the belts. If either of those things seem to be worn out or broken, they will need to be replaced. Replacing belts is a relatively easy task, however replacing a lid switch is much more difficult. This is a repair project that will likely require the help of a professional. 
  6. There is a Leak: If there is a leak in your washing machine and you don’t know where it is coming from, you should start by checking the hoses and making sure they are installed tightly and that there are no cracks in them. If the hoses are fine, you will need to look at the tub. A crack in the tub is a major repair cost and the most affordable thing you can do at this point is have the washing machine completely replaced, especially if it is an older model. You can call a professional repairman to come in and install a new machine for you, saving you time, energy, and even money. 
  7. Your Washing Machine Isn’t Running as Efficiently As It Should: This point is especially true for older washing machines. Older models will use up substantially more water during a wash cycle than newer machines. If you have had an older washing machine for many years and it’s not running as efficiently as you believe it should, it may be time to upgrade for a newer model. Not only will a newer washing machine run more efficiently and use less water, it will say you money on your energy bills every month.
  8. The Machine Gives Off a Strange Odor: If your clothes keep coming out smelling off or there is a strange odor emitted from your machine during its cycle, you could have a machine with a mold overgrowth. This is definitely a pesky issue you will want to nip in the bud right away. A professional repairman will be able to handle the odor issue and explain how it occurred and how it can be prevented. 

Are you currently having a problem with your washing machine? Or is there another appliance in your home that needs attention? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. You can also visit our website to browse our extensive list of home appliance repair services. 


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