Did you know that washing machines break down more than any other appliance? They’re also the most-serviced appliance. Partly because they have a lot of moving parts. Parts which are almost always in contact with water.
Although it isn’t an emergency in itself, your broken washer will become one as the laundry starts to pile up. Call Jim’s Appliance Repair of Spring Hill and schedule an appointment today. We’ll send a technician to your doorstep and repair your washer before your laundry pile catches up.
Our technicians are experts with years of experience—experienced enough to handle all major brands. Whether your washing machine won’t power on, is making strange noises, or won’t spin or agitate, we’ve got the answer to all your washing machine troubles.
Why did it break down?
A plethora of things could go wrong with your washer, and just as many reasons accompany them. Many of them overlap, which makes diagnosing them a hassle. Your pump or drive motor could be malfunctioning, the agitator cogs, the drive belt, switches, or inlet valve, could have broken down.
We strongly advise that you don’t attempt to make washing machine repairs yourself. Why? You could end up voiding your warranty because of the lack of proper tools and knowledge required for the job—and chances are you don’t keep professional appliance repair tools in your garage.
A professional service like ours also promises to restore your appliance to its original energy efficiency levels – that means lower bills and longer life span of your appliance.
Common problems, troubleshooting, and repair
Loud rumbling noise coming from the washer
If you hear an unusual noise during the washing cycles, the pump, its motor, the drive’s motor, its belt, or the shock absorbers might be at fault. The impeller and the motor might need cleaning or replacing.
If the drive belt is old and frayed, it’s probably the source of the noise. This problem is easily rectified by installing a new belt in its place.
If your machine is leaking water on the floor, a faulty hose is a likely culprit. If the hose is frayed or cracked, trying to repair it will lead to further problems. The pump which drains dirty water may be a source of leaks too. The pump feeds into drain hoses. If they’re not leaky, the pump would need replacing.
On a similar note, if the water inlet valve at the back of the machine is damaged, it’ll need to be replaced, and the hoses and clamps surrounding it would have to be tightened.
If the machine turns on, fills and drains properly, but won’t spin, it’s a direct drive motor coupling failure. Its location varies from brand to brand and would have to be repaired. If not, it can be swapped out for a new one.
In most models, the washer won’t start its operation until the doors are completely shut and secured. The switch might be disrupting the current, which can be checked with a simple multimeter. If the switch isn’t the problem, it’s the whole door lock assembly needs to be changed.
Should I consider a replacement?
In ideal conditions, a washing machine should last you up to 11 years. After it’s aged a decade or so, expect it to break down frequently. You can save money on repairs by investing in a new washer. We’d be happy to help you choose a suitable replacement and get it up and running for you. Give our office a call today.