If you are in need of washer repair services in the Chicago metro area allow our certified washing machine repair technicians to get you back up and running.
Signs Your Washing Machine Needs Repair
- Spin cycle stops working.
- Vibration and shaking.
- Won't drain.
- Leaking water.
- Washer stops mid cycle.
Common Washer Issues
Not Rotating or Agitating
Start by checking if the lid or door is securely closed. As a safety feature, the washer will not spin if it's open. If the dispenser drawer is open on a front load washer, this can prevent spinning as well.
Sometimes an out of balance load will also prevent the washer from spinning. This can be resolved by rearranging the items inside, adding one or two items to help balance a small load or removing several items from a large bulk load.
There are two valves connected to your washer — hot and cold. If these valves are blocked or damaged, they will prevent the water from flowing into the machine. Outside of the valves, there is a hose and a filter that should be checked for blockages. Simply removing the hose and clearing the blockage could resolve the issue.
Water Isn't Draining
This most often is related to three things. The first is the release drain is clogged or bent. A common blockage is infant or baby socks. It is recommended to use a washer bag for small items to prevent these types of blockages.
Secondly, the water pump may need to be replaced. Lastly, an assembly piece or pump could need to be replaced or repaired.
Making Loud Noises
Most often when this happens during a load, it is caused by an item inside or an unbalanced load. You can stop the cycle and redistribute the items inside, remove a noisemaker or bulky items.
If the noise can be heard while running the machine when empty, then I professional should be contacted to verify what part needs to be replaced.
Don't worry — It happens to a lot of people! We get a lot of complaints about high-efficiency washers giving off an unpleasant odor. High-efficiency washers are designed to use less water, and therefore can't always wash away the residue left from dirt and soap. This residue can build up and cause the odor people complain about.
We recommend keeping your washer door open to prevent mold from developing around the seal as well.
We recommend regular use of Affresh Washer cleaning tablets, which are specifically designed to get rid of smelly residue. Our technicians carry these on their trucks so they'll have them on-site if you need.