Three Ways to Diagnose Your Washing Machine – Washer Repair Basics

If you have ever had to pull soaking wet clothes out of a flooded washing machine, you know how tricky washer repair can be. Whenever you find yourself dealing with this kind of problem(and we see a lot of washer repairs!), the first thing you are likely to think of is whether to call an appliance repairman or try to work things out on your own. If you are handy with tools, there is a chance that you can get the washing machine running again, but you are taking a risk by trying to figure it out without professional help.

Luckily, there are ways to determine what is wrong with your washer before rushing out to get repairs done. Even if it turns out that you have to contact your local authorized appliance repair specialist, you can save yourself a great deal of time and hassle by knowing what is going on with your washer repair job before calling.

The Most Telling Washing Machine Problems

When you are checking your malfunctioning washing machine for problems, the place to begin your search is in the wall of your home. The water pipe and water inlet valve of your washer should be dry and leak-free. If there is any moisture around here, then you clearly have a leak that needs to be addressed, and this is, most evidently, the origin of your washer repair problem.

If you do not discover any obvious wet spots around your washer, this means that your washer repair job will be a little more difficult. No need to panic, however, because your washer is still simple to diagnose, and any issues that are beyond your reach can easily be attended to. The company understands your problems and is happy to offer help for any appliance-related problems you may face.

The three easiest and most effective steps to diagnose the problems that you are having before beginning the washing machine repair process are as follows:

  1. Pull the machine away from the wall, turn it on and fill it with water. If you do not see a leak or any loose materials here, see if you can detect any leaks underneath the machine by watching it fill up while staying prone on the floor. You may have to remove the bottom panel with a screwdriver, in order to tell what is going on down there.
  2. Open the washing machine and inspect the spinning tub- it is important to know that the tub does not pump water but moves it using centrifugal force. The fact that it spins is what sprays the water over your clothes.
  3. If there is no obvious problem with the tub, the drain may be clogged. The drain can often get filled with lint and other materials that make their way into the washer, on your clothing. Many washers allow direct access at the hose through a screwdriver-accessible hatch. If this is not the case however, disassembly should definitely be performed by a specialist in washer repair.

For all your major home appliance problems, there’s one company you can count on – Appliance Repair Guys. We’ll not only fix your washer, but we can take care of your dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator or oven problems too.