Washer repair tips
When your washer breaks down, it is going to cost you money to have it repaired. Here are a few tips to try before calling out an engineer. There are further appliance repair tips available on the Sentinel Appliance Repair Blog just click here.
Washer not starting?
Make sure that the power supply is on, checking the fuse or circuit breaker is OK, and the unit is plugged in.
Is the door closing properly?
Washer leaking water
Check hoses are not split and leaking.
Ensure hose connections are tight.
Is the washer level, both side to side and up and down?
Have you put too much washing powder in the machine?
Washer not spinning?
Check clothes to be washed are evenly distributed in the machine.
Has the washer been overloaded with too many clothes?
Make sure the child lock or safety lock is off.
Keep your washer clean
Most washing machines collect lint which collects in the drain trap. Make sure you clean out the lint trap regularly. Use baking soda and white vinegar to scrape off dirt from the unit. After cleaning, leave the door open to allow the unit to dry to prevent molds from growing.
In the longer term, it pays to have your machine serviced regularly. Regular servicing will help with fewer breakdowns and more importantly less downtime for your washer. The last thing anyone needs is not to have a washer and paying out for the laundromat or worse washing clothes by hand.
If the above tips do not resolve your appliance problems, then the only alternative is to call out a reputable appliance repair engineer. Our recommendation is Sentinel Appliance Repair who have offices and engineers available in Towns and Cities throughout the USA. Check their website here to see if they are available in your area.