Making your own washer repair may sound like a great way to save money but that’s not always the case. There are a lot of parts to a washing machine and they can vary quite a bit from one washer to another. Though there are some simple washer repair things you can check on your own like making sure the plug is actually plugged in or if the circuit breaker has been tripped. There are many more complex things to diagnose that really do require the expertise of a professional.
Is the circuit breaker popped or is it a bad lid switch?
One of the most common problems that may occur with your washing machine is a bad or defective lid switch. When your lid switch isn’t working properly your washer can’t spin and may not work at all. On other machines you may find that your washer won’t fill with water. The problem can be anything from a special lid switch fuse that needs to be replaced to a damaged water pump.
Your washer spins but won’t drain.
Well let’s face it. When a sock goes missing we usually blame it on the dryer, but sometimes the washer is to blame for our missing piece of apparel. You see, sometimes a sock or small piece of clothing can actually work its way between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. When this happens, that little sock can work its way down into the drain hose and even into the pump itself. If this happens you will have to remove the hoses from the pump and pull it out.
Sometimes you might not be so lucky because you can’t remove the sock from underneath. When this happens, you’re in for some real fun. You may even invent some new colorful words. At this point you will most likely have to remove the agitator and the top of the outer drum shield and the inner clothes tub. What! You thought this washer repair would be easy? I don’t know about you, but that’s not my idea of fun. To top that off you will probably need special tools for this washer repair, not just your regular handy dandy screwdriver.
I don’t know about you, but after spending a few hours of extreme frustration I would be kicking myself for not hiring a professional who could have done the washer repair in a fraction of the time it took me.
Do it yourself washer repair might save you a few dollars in the short term, but using a professional washer repair technician will save you a lot of time and frustration in the present.