Washing machines and dryers are among the most used appliances in any home. They get loads and loads of clothes each week and have to stay functioning in any season. So, it makes sense that they might need repairs or replacements. If you don’t what are the signs to look out for here we’ll share the top tips to know when it’s time to repair or replace your washing machine or dryer.
Keep in mind that taking care of your washing machine and dryer can extend their use time and that on average these appliances last up to 10 years. Also, depending on the issue a simple washing machine or dryer repairs might do the trick!
Constantly leaky washing machine
If your washing machine just can’t keep the water for just the cleaning you might need to look into repairs or replacement. Water management is one of the main things a washing machine needs to handle so you need to call for help soon.
Try these tips to see where the issue is and if you can handle it yourself:
- Check the door seals
- Look at the hoses and drain for holes
- Check the water pump
These three are all fairly easy fixes but if the problem is not here you should consider calling for backup.
A dryer that won’t dry
Having wet clothes after a dryer cycle is a real disappointment and can be a sign you need to replace your old one and install a new dryer. When your dryer is not able to dry even small loads of laundry then you need to get the appliance checked out.
Things that could be causing the issue:
- Check vents and hose
- Make sure your filter is clean
If this doesn’t work call Maydone for a hand!
Your washing machine drum isn’t filling up
A washing machine drum that doesn’t successfully fill with water means a bad washing machine cycle and wasted energy, plus dirty clothes.
This issue can be solved by:
- Checking water hoses and filter
- Calling technicians
If your washing machine isn’t filling up it doesn’t mean you need to panic most causes for this problem can be fixed easily.
Things to take into consideration
- How old are your appliances
If your washing machine or dryer is over 8-10 years old you need to consider a replacement.
- How many times have you had to fix it
An appliance that demands a lot of repairs is a sign you should get a replacement, saving you money and time.
- Is this a reliable brand
Reliable brands build products to last, so you should consider the brand of the appliance when considering whether to repair or replace.