Washing machines and dryers are some of the most valuable and most used appliances in our homes. They keep our clothes clean and dry, all in under a day. The modern world wouldn’t be the same without them and we quite often, like many things, take them for granted.
Washing machines, unsurprisingly, are prone to breaking down, naturally, this is the case when you mix water and electricity. Making the washer/dryer combo just as prone to breakdown. Although it can initially sound easy enough to attempt DIY, don’t. It’s dangerous and is always best left to the professionals.
If your washing machine or dryer breaks down, frustration can cloud your judgment and your daily routine will be sent down the drain. Before this happens, call Sam’s Appliance Repair to ensure your appliance repair needs are seen to quickly and without pain. Our team is certified professionals who are trained to deal with any issue, regardless of the model or brand.
Why did my appliance break down?
There’s a lot of things that can go wrong with your appliance, so pinpointing that can be tough. But for a professional, it is much easier and someone who is trained can check out the issue and diagnose it quickly. If left unattended to, one issue can turn into two, three, or more. By hiring a repair service, you can stop this from happening.
We do not recommend DIY repairs for any kind of appliance, especially for a washing machine or a dryer, due to the water and electricity mix. Other than voiding your warranty, if something goes wrong, it’s possible you could be putting yourself and those around you in danger. Maintenance and repair professionals are able to get your appliance running as good as new and extend your washing machine/dryer’s life expectancy.
The common issues and troubleshooting them
Loud noise from washer/dryer
Although both machines make some amount of noise, it’s not hard to see when there’s a larger issue. You’ll hear a clashing, clanging or whirring sound coming from the machine, chances are, the fault will already be there. The best thing to do is to hire a professional and get it diagnosed.
Washing machine leaking
No one likes leaks, they cause more problems than they are worth, especially if left alone and not attended to. Your walls and floors could be in jeopardy. Usually, this is down to the hose which may have an issue and should be checked. External damage should be easy to spot. Also ensuring water can flow freely is important. If your issue still persists, call us.
The appliance won’t turn on at all
If you’ve already checked that the fuse in the plug hasn’t blown, your home’s breaker isn’t tripped and the outlet is powered you’re going to need to call Sam’s Appliance Repair.
My dryer isn’t heating up
Without heat, a dryer cannot present you with the warm, dry clothes we all love at the end of a full cycle. Usually, this is down to lint blocking the filter. This is an easy fix by simply vacuuming the filter to remove the lint.
Should I consider a replacement?
Both appliances have a fairly long life expectancy. Dryers can last 13 years and washing machines stand proudly at 11 years.
But chances are if you’re not maintaining regularly or giving them care, the average lifespan won’t mean a thing. Sam’s Appliance Repair is your best bet for maintenance and repairs for your home appliances, we’ll even be able to consult on best practices for your appliance, to keep them running for longer.
Don’t wait around for another issue to appear, call us.