Best Washer Repair Tips
Have you ever come home to discover a new lake conveniently located in your house? And all because the washing machine went ker-plooey! Flooding, ruined carpets, and damaged hardwood floors are no joke! Read on to find out where you can turn when you need washer repair in San Diego
Flooding might be the extreme example of problems caused by a malfunctioning washer, but even a washer that simply refuses to work the way it’s supposed to can throw off your schedule, cost you time, money and aggravation as you deal with a household of laundry that needs to be washed…and no machine to wash it in. So when trouble strikes, no matter how large or small the problem, call San Diego Appliance Repair to get fast, reliable washer repair in San Diego.
Our technicians understand that you don’t have time for this inconvenience. It’s their job to get your washer working again so you can get back to your busy schedule. Our technicians are highly trained professionals, factory qualified to correctly diagnose the problem and repair it immediately. They are experts in all the major brands including Whirlpool, Maytag, LG, Kenmore, Bosch, KitchenAid, GE and more.
Some of the more common problems our technicians encounter include the following:
- Not filling with water
- Not draining
- Not turning on
- Cycles not advancing
- Broken spin mechanism
- Unusual noises
- Machine rocks during certain cycles
- Error messages on display
- Machine leaks
- Ineffective spin cycle
- Problems with rinse cycle
- Machine works slowly or not at all
When confronted with problems like these, many people think they need to buy a new washer. Before you spend thousands on a new washer, call San Diego Appliance Repair to take a look at the problem. It might be a $10 switch that’s malfunctioning.
You can help keep your washer in prime condition with a few preventive maintenance practices that are easy to follow and could save you from trouble down the road. Here are four easy things to check for.
1. Check the Hoses
The brand new hoses that came with your new washing machine might not be so new anymore. If they are old, cracked or have some other weakness, they might leak or even burst. It’s a good idea to check them out from time to time for any sign of wear or weakness. Sometimes there will be a blister in the rubber that could rupture. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the hoses on your washer every five years.
If the hose ruptures, water could gush from the hose flooding your home. If the hot water hose bursts, it could be dangerous. Gushing hot water could scald anyone close to it. One alternative is to replace your rubber hot water fill hose with a stainless steel fill hose.
2. Check the Level
Most people who have owned a washer have experienced it “trying to walk across the floor.” Washing machines are very heavy, so if they’re not level, the spin cycle can start rocking. It’s not good for the machine, your floors or anything close to the washer when it starts banging back and forth.
Adjust the front leveling legs to the proper height then tighten the lock nut to keep it from rotating. Keep the machine as close to the floor as you can. It’s less likely to vibrate that way. The rear legs are set by tilting the entire machine forward, then setting the machine back down. Again, our technicians are adept at leveling your machine quickly and easily.
3. Keep It Clean
Most washers have either a painted or porcelain-coated steel cabinet. You can keep it looking like new by using dishwashing detergent and a damp rag. If you do have a porcelain surface, use a non-abrasive cleanser to get rid of stubborn stains.
4. Dispose of the Lint
You don’t want lint in the washer tub. Most machines collect the lint in the wash cycle and flush it down during the drain cycle. Some have a lint filter near the top of the tub that you can slide out, clean, and put back in, much like your dryers lint screen.
These are simple, easy to perform maintenance tips that can help keep your washer in good shape. And any time there is a problem, whether major or incredibly minor, help is just a phone call away. San Diego Appliance Repair will handle any of your appliance problems quickly and efficiently so you can get on with your life.