Help! My Washer Is Dancing! And Other Common Washer Dilemmas

We know that your household appliances are important and when one of them starts exhibiting strange behaviour, you may get a little unnerved. Here are some common washer issues that may just require the assistance of a professional appliance repair technician.

Your Dancing Washer

You may already have a sneaking suspicion that dancing is not one of the things most people want from a washing machine, especially when all that movement can cause connections to come loose and cause a nice little flood in the laundry room. In many cases, your dancing washer may just be out of balance due to an unusually heavy load. Readjust the items inside the tub and see if that remedies the dancing problem. If not, it may be time to call a Kitchener appliance repair expert.

A Washer That Goes Bump in the Night

Is your washer going bump in the night? Or, for that matter, banging, grinding, or squeaking? Washers have multiple components that can fail and cause all this racket. It could be anything from a bearing to a pulley to a drum seal. The good news is that washers are relatively simple machines to fix.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

If you need a rowboat in the laundry room, it’s a sure sign that something has gone wrong. In fact, damage from a leaking washing machine is one of the top homeowner’s insurance claims that companies deal with each year. When you consider the sheer amount of water that gets pumped into and out of your washer with each load, you can see how a leaking washing machine can quickly become a problem. Turn off the main water switch, the electricity, and call a professional…NOW.

Where’s the Water?

Conversely, if your washer is not filling properly, you also may have a problem. This can be due to multiple different issues. A professional appliance repair technician will be able to diagnose and correct this. Keep in mind that newer efficient washers don’t use as much water as old ones. If you have recently purchased your washer, it may simply use less water than you are used to.

Dead on Arrival

Your washer has a life expectancy. If old faithful is more old than faithful these days, it may just be time to replace it. If your washer is older than your third grader, it may simply be at the end of its life. If you continue to pour more money into repairs, you may be wasting that money.

When your washer is acting up, call a professional. Your Kitchener appliance repair professional should be able to diagnose the problem easily and let you know if your unit is worth the fix.

When you are looking for an appliance repair company you can trust, call the professionals at JT Appliance Repair. We’d be happy to diagnose your washer problems or any other appliance problems you may have.