From scrubbing clothing and undergarments to cleaning towels and linens, your washing machine experiences a good amount of stress handling all of your household's laundry. Therefore, it is easy to see why wear and tear could affect its overall function at some point in time. Fortunately, you do not always have to purchase a replacement since repair techs are available to help. This guide will help you determine if your washing machine is out of whack.
During a basic wash cycle, some noise is inevitable. However, if your washing machine is making loud whirs, knocks, and bangs that continue through even a simple normal wash cycle, there may be an underlying issue to address.
You may be surprised to learn your washer could just be out of balance. Stop the cycle and open the lid. Reach in and arrange the clothes or linens more evenly in the washer tub. Then, restart the cycle to determine if that stops the heavy noise.
If the washer is still making excessively loud noises, there may be a mechanical issue of sorts. Technicians from a company like J & M Appliance may need to inspect the motor mount or drum of the washer to determine if the electrical components are starting to or have already worn out.
The washing machine is meant to wash clothes and linens inside the actual tub. You should not ever see water or detergent seeping out of the lid or out from behind and under the washing machine. If you do see water, even if it is just a small amount, disconnect power to your washer and dryer to reduce the risk of fire.
Locate where the water is leaking from. If the water is leaking out of the washer's door, replacing the door seal may be a simple fix. You should also make sure the door locks and seals completely when closing.
If the water is leaking out of the back or under the washing machine, check all water lines to ensure that they are secured tightly. If the hoses and connections are worn, replace them immediately to prevent water damage to your home while keeping the washer working in the most effective way possible.
Over 10 Years Old
The amount of use, brand, and how well it is maintained will affect the lifespan of your washing machine. On average, though, washers will last about 10 years.
If your washing machine is at, over, or approaching 10 years of age, it may be time for repairs or a replacement depending on its underlying condition.
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