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Washing Machine

Is your washing machine broken? Even if it’s technically functional, it may not be performing optimally. For example, it may not rinse your clothes as well as it used to or it might shake so much during washing that it physically moves across the room (yes, this happens). If you’ve been dealing with these or other washing machine problems, give us a call. FixEm Appliance Repair offers quality washing machine repair service for both top load and front load models.

Common Issues:

  • Washer will not start
  • Washer is not spinning
  • Washer is not draining
  • Washer makes loud noise
  • Washer shakes a lot, moves around the room
  • Washer is not filling with water
  • Washer is leaking water
  • Digital display shows an error code

Things to Remember:

  • If your washer isn't draining properly, it will not go into the “high” spin cycle.
  • Overloading a washer will cause stress on the suspension and shock absorbers. The same goes for uneven loads.
  • Sharp/hard foreign objects like nails, hair clips or credit cards can cause tears in the washer hoses, which can lead to leaks. Be sure to empty all pockets completely before loading clothing.
  • For top loaders: If the lid switch is broken, the washer will fill with water and agitate but won’t go any further with the cycle.
  • Washers must be level in order to function properly.
  • To prevent mold buildup on a front load washer door’s rubber gasket, the door should be kept open between cycles to allow trapped moisture to escape.
  • If the washer’s bearing or support spider bracket are damaged, it is advised not to repair but rather to replace the entire washer (recommended by the manufacturer). 
  • It is recommended to run a cleaning cycle in your washing machine once every few months to eliminate odors, fungal growth on rubber seals, soap residue and lint buildup. You can do this with a store-bought cleaner, but a cheaper, equally effective alternative is putting 1-2 cups of white vinegar and baking soda into your washer and running it on a ‘high heat’ setting. There are many resources online that can show you how to do this.

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