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.
Yes, a washing machine can be fixed. Washing machines are designed to be repaired and last around 10 years. Although, you may want to have your washing machine replaced if the cost to repair it outweighs the cost to replace it. If an integral part of the washing machine is broken, it can be more costly to dismantle, repair and replace the component than replace the entire washing machine with a newer one. To learn more about getting your washing machine repaired, contact us today.
Yes, a washing machine can be worth repairing in Chicago, IL. We recommend a 50% cost-benefit percentage. Essentially that means that if the cost of the repair is less than 50% of the cost of a new unit, it’s a better fiscal and environmental decision to repair the unit. However, if the cost to repair your washing machine is more than 50% of the cost of a new unit, it is more cost effective to replace your entire washing machine. To find out more about getting your washing machine repaired or replaced, contact us today.
The overall cost of repairing your washing machine in Chicago, IL can range anywhere from $150-$300, depending on the parts and repairs that are needed. One of the most expensive repairs is a tub replacement, since that can cost $400 or more to replace. When the costs for the repair are 50% or more than the cost of a new washer, we recommend that you have the entire unit replaced. To learn more about getting your washing machine repaired, contact us today.
You should consider the following when determining whether to repair or replace your Chicago area washing machine:
- The age of your washing machine.
- How well your washing machine works.
- How often your washing machine requires repairs.
Another factor you should consider is if the price to repair your washing machine outweighs the cost to replace it. To find out more about getting your washing machine repaired or replaced, call us today.
A washing machine typically lasts around 10-14 years in Chicago, IL. Although, the service life of your washing machine can also be affected by:
- The type of washing machine you have.
- How often you have your washing machine serviced.
- How often you use your washing machine.
To help your washing machine last its full life expectancy, you should inspect it visually and clean it on a regular basis. To learn more about how long your washing machine should last, contact us today.
You should replace a washing machine in Chicago when:
- It is over 10 years old.
- It requires many repairs.
- It breaks down frequently.
Another large indication you should have your washing machine replaced is if it does not wash your clothes as well anymore or it has strange noises and smells coming from it. To get your washing machine replaced, give us a call today.
Leaking will occur for many reasons, but most commonly if a gasket has worn areas. You can usually remedy the problem by removing the front cover of the washer and tightening the bolts to improve the gasket's fit. Your appliance will also leak water if the hoses are broken or the fittings do not fit properly. Internal hoses might potentially be the source of the problem. They might have a leak or a broken connection, causing them to leak during water cycles. Door seal problems fall under the category of leaks as well, and they're very simple to fix. Be sure to inspect the door seals on a regular basis to ensure they are free from dirt or excessive detergent which would prevent them from closing sufficiently.
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.