Are You Sure You Need to Replace? – Washing Machine

washer-over-sudsing-with-lots-of-soap-bubblesWhen your washing machine breaks down it can be difficult to know if it’s worth repairing it or not. Before running out and buying a new appliance, here are the following factors to take into consideration. 

The Average Lifespan of a Washing Machine

According to major appliance manufacturers, most washers will last anywhere between 10 to 15 years.  Of course, there are multiple factors which impact its lifespan such as how often you use it and how well you maintain it. The better maintained it is, the longer it will last. However, knowing the lifespan of your appliance can help you when determining whether to repair or replace. 

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Easy Fix or Call a Professional?

Trying to diagnose what is wrong with your washer can be tricky. Luckily, thanks to websites like YouTube.com and http://www.pcappliancerepair.com, its’ easier than ever to find free appliance repair information.  Some repairs are Continue reading

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Cleaning the Interior of the Car Tips!

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Cleaning the inside of the car is probably one of the most time consuming and the most annoying things to clean. Unfortunately,  it must be done. Below are some helpful tips to make your car cleaning less dreadful and a little less annoying.
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Why is My Washer Staining My Clothes?

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When your trusty washer starts to malfunction it becomes a huge inconvenience because let’s face it, we’re all too busy to hand wash our own clothes. When doing laundry we typically have the mindset that anything dirty will come out clean right?Well, unfortunately sometimes your washer can malfunction or you might be using too much detergent.  In order to solve the problem, we have listed some possible reasons why your washer may be staining or ruining your clothes

 

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How To Fix An Over Flowing Washer

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An over flowing washer can be annoying and very dangerous. If your washer is over flowing, there is most likely a problem with your washer. There can be various reasons why your washer might be overflowing.

Here are some of the problems and solutions we’ve came up with:

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My Washer is Eating My Socks!

Do you ever notice you lose one or two socks after every laundry load? Ever wonder where your socks go? Missing socks are one of those great mysteries that people are always trying to solve. No fear, the solution is here!

After doing research on why your socks go missing you’ve probably found tips and hacks, such as putting your socks on top of the rest of your clothes or lessen your load, but most of the time those don’t work or your socks are already missing. Instead, it might just be a case of a hungry washer. Here are the steps to retrieve your socks from the washer!

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How to Make Your Washer Last

How to make your washing machine lastA little care and regular maintenance can help extend the life of your washer and prevent breakdowns. No matter if you have a Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Kenmore or Samsung washer, these tips will help you to make your washer last.

Not only that, it can also prevent damage to your home. Here are the tips to making your washer last:
● Check your inlet or fill hoses every year for leaks and damage. Change your hoses every five years. Over time, rubber hoses can weaken, leak, or even burst, which can lead to catastrophic water damage in your home.
● Use HE laundry detergent in HE washers and be sure to use only the amount necessary.
● Run your machine using full-loads (but not overstuffed) as smaller loads tend to easily become unbalanced.
● Clean your machine regularly.

If you do have a washer breakdown, check out our free DIY Washer Repair Help Guide to find out what could be wrong with your washer yourself.

If you need washer parts or accessories, find them online at www.pcappliancerepair.com.

 

 

Why Do My Clothes Go Missing in My Washer?

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Depending on your busy schedule, laundry is one of our main chores to do for ourselves during the week. Not only can this chore be time consuming and frustrating when we do not have enough time in our day, but it can be even more aggravating when we lose our clothes. How many times have you put socks or other small garments in the washer/dryer and then not have been able to find them? Although some may think this is some magical power that the washer or dryer has, you can almost always get them back because they are simply just stuck inside a part of the machine.

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10 DIY Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Appliances Running Like New

3559029_l (1)As the years pass, we all develop a long term relationship with our appliances. They are incorporated in our every day, basic routines so it is important to keep them in good shape. Major appliance malfunctions and issues can be easily avoided with just a little TLC (tender, loving, care).

This kind of TLC does not require the work of a professional handyman. Rather, these are simple appliance maintenance tasks that you can do yourself with little investment and no prior appliance experience.  Continue reading

Why Won’t My Washer Drain?

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You load your washing machine and start the wash cycle like any other day.  It fills, agitates, but doesn’t drain, leaving you with a washer full of water and wet clothes.  If you’ve found yourself in this situation, there is a good chance that you can repair this yourself by checking a few common areas on your washer.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

The Outer Drain Hose 

The Outer Drain Hose will usually be the larger hose on the back of your washer.  One end will be connected to the Drain Pump and the other will typically be in a designated Continue reading

Why Does My Washer Vibrate? Causes Behind a Washer That Moves and Shakes

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If your washer vibrates or moves across the floor during the spin cycle, it might be due to improper leveling, flooring or possibly a broken or worn part on your machine. Here are some things to do and parts to check in order to fix the problem yourself.

Uneven load

This is the simplest fix. Stop the washer and try redistributing the load or try adding more items to the load. Be sure to “balance” you laundry loads by washing similarly-weight items together. Example, wash a load of towels together, a load of shirts together or with items of a similar weight. However, if your washer continues to vibrate or walk across the floor regardless of load size, then it’s time to look at other reasons.
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