When Does Your Washing Machine Need Repairs?
When a person gets sick there are certain symptoms that lead doctors to the cause of the illness. The same is true with your home appliances. You can tell that something is about to breakdown when it starts to exhibit certain “symptoms. Your washing machine might need repairs if it starts to exhibit the following characteristics.
Most washing machines are belt driven. A washing machine that does not spin is usually caused by a worn down belt. The motor uses the belt to start cycles and over time the belt may have deteriorated and will need replacement. Extend the life of your belt and avoid costly washing machine repairs by using the machine to wash full load. Laundering only a few items will wear out the belt needlessly.
A washing machine usually leaks water because of two reasons: a broken water hose or a faulty water pump. If the water leak is coming from the outside then check the water hose for leaks. If it’s from the inside then the pump might be broken.
A noisy washing machine that vibrates unusually hard is most likely experiencing a faulty belt and bad bearings. This can easily be corrected by replacing said items. An unbalanced load could also cause noise and vibration. Balance out your load to avoid costly washing machine repairs. It’s also advisable to place your washing machine on even flooring.
A typical washing machine lifespan is somewhere between 10 to 12 years. But proper maintenance and washing machine repairs can extend the life of your machine. So avoid expensive repair bills with constant appliance maintenance.
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