Washing Machine Repair
A washing machine can fail when you least expect it. Some issues you can handle yourself but other times it's just easier to call washing machine repair company to save yourself time and money.
Always keep in mind to unplug your washing machine and any other appliances before you start working on it. The electrical supply could spasm and electrocute you and the plumbing system could cause a lot of water clean-up potentially just to name a few examples.
Basic knowledge is something everyone should have to fix the small issues and the wherewithal to know, what part needs replacing or repair and how much it should generally cost.
5 Common Issues with Washing Machines
Washing machines make a plethora of sounds. For example, it can make a range of sounds like squealing or rattling. The former usually means a belt is caught or working improperly and the latter is an issue worn tub bearings or motor pump. More than a quarter of people reported this as the issue so it's common.
Leaks can be caused by a worn pump, damaged door seals or a faulty water inlet valve. This is also a very common problem and knowing the total damage to decide between replacement and repair can save you multiple trips and inspections from a repair company.
3. Machine refuses to start
Electronic controls, thermal fuses, faulty timers and door latch switches are the main causes of machines not getting started. There's a lot to unpack to make sure you ensure what exactly is causing the issue to give a more detailed explanation to a technician or when searching online for remedies.
4. No Agitation
Reasons why there is no agitation in your machine is many. Malfunctioning could be catalysed by agitator cogs and transmission or drive belt or faulty cogs.
5. Non moving Timer
Time is our most important commodity, so it is wise we don't waste it. Issues with the water level, lid switch, drain pump or timer motor can be reasons why it seems your clothes are washing forever.
Perhaps it's your drying mechanism that is causing the issues. They can be as complicated as their washing counterparts, but this little guide will help you be more competent in diagnosing problems and saving trips from the repairmen.
5 Common Problems with Dryer and DIY solutions to them
1. Dryer Still Fails to Work even after it's plugged in
Sometimes it's not the appliance to blame. Checking your home circuit breaker to make sure no fuses are blown can quickly identify the issue rather than replacing a perfectly working machine. You can check a with a voltmeter if all your outlets are at the 240-minimum needed to work properly. In the case they aren't an electrician can come to help and you may not need a dryer repairman entirely.
2. The Dryer Works but Fails to Heat
If your thermal resistor isn't working, then you're probably experiencing the ill-fated drying for only 5 minutes then shutting off cycle. The resistor is responsible for overheating prevention so when it goes so does the whole machine. A voltmeter can also measure proper functionality on this. Don't forget to check the dryer's timer and heating element to see if they aren't the issues causing this to happen.
3. The Dryer Vibrates Wildly and is Noisy
As silly as it sounds, a lot of the times a dryer is noisy is because it's off balance which causes banging in places there shouldn't be. Use a level to make sure your floor is even.
4. Clothes are Taking Long to Dry
You would be surprised how many people, especially college students who don't clean out the lint filter. It causes the impeding of airflow as well as your clothes to possibly be covered in lint when the cycle ends. Most importantly. A clogged lint filter can cause a fire. Moisture sensors can be rubbed with alcohol to prevent this.
5. Clothes Won't Dry Even after the Filter is Clean
If your clothes still won't dry after tip #4 then use a bristle brush to clear any degree in the vent system or reconnect it if unattached.