Broken washing machines cause a lot of frustration, especially if you have a large family. We've only ever had one customer who was happy to do their laundry by hand! Thankfully, we have a lot of experience fixing broken washers.
Some of the common issues we see with washing machines are:
- not draining
- won't start when you push START button
- leaking underneath the washer
- water doesn't fill, or fills at the wrong time
- door boot (plastic part around the door on a front load washing machine) is dirty or torn
We're happy to help with any of these common washing machine issues. We work on most brands of residential washing machines.
Here's how to keep your washing machine performing at its best:
1) Keep the door open on your front load washing machine
If you've got a front load washer, the thick plastic around the door (called a door boot, or gasket) can get moldy and dirty and gross. Once this happens, the only solution is to replace it. To keep the boot as clean as possible, leave the door open when you're not running a load.
2) Don't overload the machine
This is all too common. Repeat after me: my washer is NOT meant to handle heavy bedding or rugs. Take those items to a laundry mat and use their heavy-duty machines that are specifically made for those heavy bedspreads and rugs. Otherwise, you risk doing some serious damage to the tub or motor and related parts.
3) Empty pockets
This is a simple step, but it's important. Small items left in pockets can get stuck in the drain pump.
Here are some troubleshooting tips when your washing machine is broken:
1) My washer doesn't fill with water
This is fairly common. Check the water inlet valve, behind the machine. It's likely that it needs to be replaced.
2) My washing machine won't drain, or there's water in my washing machine
If the washer won't drain, the drain pump is the culprit. Something might be stuck in the pump, or it needs to be replaced.
3) My clothes are all wet at the end of the cycle
Assuming your washer is draining okay, there could be an issue with the agitator, the gears, or the control board.
4) The rubber seal around my washing machine is dirty and gross
Once the seal, also called a gasket or door boot, gets dirty, it won't come clean. We've had customers try all sorts of cleaners with no luck.
We repair these common washing machine brands (and others, too):
- Fisher & Paykel
- Speed Queen
We service these Iowa and Illinois cities for washing machine repair:
- Blue Grass
- New Liberty
- Pleasant Valley
- Le Claire
- Long Grove
- Park View
- Rock Island
- Taylor Ridge
- Coyne Center
- Coal Valley
- East Moline
- Carbon Cliff
- Rapids City
- Port Byron