What’s the most common appliance break down? Yes, it’s the washing machine. In addition to this, they’re the most-repaired appliance. This is due to moving parts and contact with water. As well as the washing machine, your dryer is your washers best friend, when one or the other is playing up, this is cause for concern.
The pile of laundry will cause undue stress, leading to a mental emergency. Your broken washer won’t wait for your dirty laundry, book an appointment with Shane’s Appliance Repair today! We’ll send an expert straight to your door and they’ll fix your washer right away! Our team is also highly skilled in either electric or gas dryers!
Why did it break down?
There are many reasons why your washer could be malfunctioning. This is also the case with your dryer. Both are fragile machinery, which need extra care. If your driver motor or pump are out, this could cause issues. There’s also the possibility that your drive belt, switches or inlet valve are broken.
It’s strongly recommended that you steer away from DIY repairs. This could cause issues with warranty as well as further damage to machinery.
There could be an array of reasons your dryer is malfunctioning. Thermal fuse blow outs, drum seal failure, or heating element issues. If the drum support rollers have worn, your dryer will not function properly. Same goes for a worn belt. There are so many complexities.
Common problems, troubleshooting, and repair
Loud rumbling noise coming from the washer or dryer
Unusual noises in your washing or drying cycle could be due to faulty motors, pumps or belts. These cogs may need repair, replacement or cleaning.
Dryer doesn’t turn on
If power supply is disrupted, then your dryer won’t turn on. This is simple. However, there are many reasons why it could have disrupted, such as frayed wiring, damaged switches, or faulty power outlets.
If power supply is disrupted, then your dryer won’t turn on. This is simple. However, there are many reasons why it could have disrupted, such as frayed wiring, damaged switches, or faulty power outlets. If it isn’t any of the above, then it’s more than likely a breaker or fuse trip. To check for this, assess the fuse box for a flipped breaker, if it continues, your best option is to seek professional help!
Faulty hoses are the main cause for water leakage. A fray or crack in the hose should only be tended to by professionals. Dirty water may be lead in by leakage, also. Drain hoses are fed in by the pump, if there’s a leak, this pump needs to be replaced.
A lack of spin in the machine could be due to a motor malfunction. Location will depend on brand, which will need repair.
Washers will not start if doors are not locked shut. There could be a disruption within the switch, which would irritate the current. This can be assessed through a multimeter.
Dryer won’t heat
If your dryer won’t heat, there’s an airflow issue. Ensure you’ve vacuumed the air out of the air duct. If issues persist, the equipment that cools the dryer – the thermal fuse – could have tripped and stopped all heat supply. A swap is needed.
Should I consider a replacement?
Washers and dryers will, ideally, last 10-12 years. If your washer or dryer has reached the decade mark, don’t be surprised if it continually breaks down. Investing in a new washer or dryer will be cost-effective in the long-run. Our team at Shane’s Appliance Repair specialize in helping with choosing and configuring new machines. Get in touch today!