3 Signs Your Washing Machine Is About To Break Down And Needs Repairing


If your washing machine has started acting up and is no longer cleaning your clothes properly, you may wonder if you should have it fixed before it breaks down completely. If your machine is exhibiting any of the problems below, and you are unable to find a simple solution, you may need to have a professional repairman take a look at it.

Slow Agitation

During the wash and rinse cycles, the drum moves with the agitator to swish the clothes around to either clean or remove soap from them. However, if the agitation is slow, your washing machine will not be able to move the clothes around enough. As a result, they will either not be clean or have excess soap still in the fabric.

If you have noticed that your washing machine is no longer agitating properly, check under the center column to see if a sock or other article of clothing has lodged itself underneath. If so, gently pull to remove it. If something was caught under the agitator, it may have interfered with the cycle.

However, if you do not find anything or have removed the blockage with no result, there could be an issue with the motor. In this case, you should have a repairman inspect the appliance.

Machine Becomes Noisy

During the spin cycle, you may be used to hearing the vibrations of the drum spinning rapidly while it uses centrifugal motion to wring the laundry. You may even be used to hearing the machine bang if the load has become off-centered. When this happens, you can resort the items to stop the banging.

If you notice a loud banging no matter what you do, there could be an internal issue. Before calling the repairman, however, first try leveling the washing machine first. If the entire appliance is not level, it could throw the drum off balance and make it hit the inside of the machine.

After you attempt to level it, you may still hear the banging. If so, there could be an issue with the belt or the internal leveling system. Either of these problems should be taken care of by an appliance repair service.

Drum Does Not Fill with Water

Another sign that your washing machine may be on the verge of breaking down is its inability to fill the drum with water. You may find that your laundry is still half dry after a load completes because there is not enough water to fully saturate it.

One easy thing to look for when this starts happening is the water hoses. Make sure they do not have a kink in them. Also, check to see if there is a leak in either one of the hoses after turning the washing machine on. If you find a leak in one of them, replace the hose with a new one.

However, if you see a leak coming from the connections, the washer may have worn down and is letting water leak out. After turning off the water, take the hose with you to an appliance store so you can find the correct washer to replace it. Then, reattach the hose, and turn the water on.

If you find no leaks or still see issues with the washing machine after replacing the hoses and washers, the problem may be with the machine's water pump. If you suspect this is the case, you should have it replaced by a professional.

If your washing machine is still exhibiting any of the problems above after trying simple solutions, there is probably an issue that requires professional attention. Contact an appliance store that offers washing machine repair to have someone inspect the machine and discuss with you options for repairing it. For more information, contact companies like Affordable Appliance Repair.


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