In-Home Service for Clothes Washers
Your washing machine is something you can’t live without! If your washers needs a quick fix, give us a call. We’re factory authorized for most brands, and have decades of experience repairing laundry appliances.
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At Reddi Appliance Repair, we offer thorough, effective washing machine repair services. We fix most brands and models. No matter the scope of your problem, we pledge to address it quickly and in a cost-effective fashion. We understand how much you rely on your washing machine and how important it is to be able to get your laundry done in the comfort of your own home.
Washing Machine Care
Like most appliances, washing machines require some maintenance to keep them running efficiently. Most machines will last 12-14 years with proper care. Here are a few tips to help prolong the life of your washer and improve day to day use.
Don’t Leave Wet Clothes in the Drum
Damp clothes left in the drum can cause moisture build-up and mold. This can lead to bad odors. Try to take wet clothes out of the drum shortly after the cycle has ended. Also, it’s a good idea to periodically leave the door open for an hour or so after a wash to let air circulate in the drum. This will also reduce odors.
Don’t Overload the Drum
Overloading will often throw the machine out of balance, which can make a lot of noise. An overloaded washer also makes it harder for the machine to clean your clothes.
Reduced spin efficiency can cause more wear on the machine’s parts and more wear on the motor, reducing its life. By keeping a balanced load per manufacturer specifications, you will help prolong the life of the machine while ensuring clothes are properly cleaned. Consult your owner’s manual for proper loading instructions. This will typically mean filling only two-thirds of the drum, or less for heavy and bulky items.
Every few months it’s a good idea to clean your washer to prevent odors and bacteria build up. Run an empty load (no clothes) of hot water with 1-2 cups of white vinegar. Then wipe down the inside of the appliance, the door and the door gaskets using a mixture of a quarter cup of vinegar and a quart of warm water. Use a sponge or soft towel, scrubbing gently. You can also remove trays and soap dispensers and clean them. After wiping down, run a hot cycle with nothing in the machine. Consult your owner’s manual to be sure your machine doesn’t have specific cleaning requirements. It is also a good idea to vacuum the areas around your washer and dryer frequently.
Keep it Level
Reducing noise and vibration by making sure your machine is level will help reduce wear, as well as noise. If your washing machine vibrates a lot, or makes an excessive amount of noise, it may not be properly balanced. Most brands have feet that can be adjusted for better balance.
Watch for Drainage Problems
A clogged drain hose or a leaky water connection can lead to big problems if not addressed. Check your hoses and connections periodically. If you do have any leaks or poor drainage when washing clothes, don’t assume this problem will go away on its own. If water isn’t draining from the drum properly, check the hose for kinks or clogs, generally you can fix blockages or clear clogs easily. You’ll probably need to turn off the water supply and disconnect the power from the machine first. Check your owner’s manual troubleshooting section for more instructions. If you have a leaky connection you may just need to tighten it using a wrench. If you’re not sure how to deal with water issues, give us a call at 316-219-9619. We can generally fix issues like this quickly, in a single trip.
Drum Won’t Spin
Even though a washing machine can last more than 10 years, it may need an occasional repair.
A common problem we see is a washer that won’t spin or agitate. A washing machine has many moving parts and belts, and as they wear, they can break. A bad belt is a very common problem. If your belt hasn’t been changed in several years, or if you notice damage on the belt, you should replace it with a new one.
Another reason a machine won’t spin is because of the motor. While the motor itself isn’t always the culprit, one of the many related components often are. For example, similar to a car, most washing machines also have a clutch, transmission, switch and drive belt. Anyone of these parts can fail. If your washing machine isn’t spinning, give us a call: