Many people find that they need to have a working washing machine in order to keep up with the high demands of dirty laundry in their home. If you are one of those people, you are going to need to know the common signs that may indicate that your washing machine is in trouble and is in need of professional repair. To help you know when to call for help, you will want to review the following three signs.
There are a few reasons you could find water leaking onto your floor from the washing machine, some of which might be more serious than others. If you notice water on the floor, you might first want to check the hose connections. There is a chance that the water supply or drain line has become loose and simply needs to be tightened. If that is not the problem, it could be that the leak is coming from inside the machine itself, which requires the inspection of a trained washing machine technician.
Water Will Not Drain Out
If your problem is that the washing tub will not drain the water that it first fills with, it could be that the pump itself has gone bad. In many cases, this is an easy enough of a repair for a trained individual. Of course, it could be another problem, in which you will have the washing machine repair technician properly diagnosis the situation for you before making any changes to existing parts.
Clothes Are Always Soaked With Water
There is a difference between the washing tub draining the water out of the machine and the machine using centrifugal force to get all of the excess water out of your clothes. If you pull your clothes out of the washing machine and are able to twist them and watch a bunch of water fall to the floor, the machine is not spinning hard or fast enough to get the water out. Your clothes should be damp, not soaking wet, as they are put into the dryer. The reason for this is placing extra wet clothing into your clothes dryer will cause the dryer to have to work overtime just to get them remotely dry. This wastes your time and puts an extra strain on your clothes dryer.
As you can see, there are a few things to watch out for when it comes to keeping an eye on the condition of your washing machine. Should you notice any of the above problems, you will want to call in an appliance repair technician (such as one from Jerry's Appliance Service) as soon as possible.