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Your Washing Machine Troubles
Having a washing machine in your home is one of the greatest conveniences, but when it’s not working, it can become a massive headache.
Let the experts at Worcester Plumbing Service deal with repairing your broken down machine or installing a new one. Give us a call at 508-434-4005 or schedule online and we’ll send a technician out to identify and then fix the problem.
Signs Your Washing Machine Needs Work
If you aren’t quite sure what’s wrong with your washer, always start with the basics. Make sure it is plugged in, that it’s properly connected to a water source, and that none of the hoses have developed a kink. Then you can address more specific issues.
Noise: if your machine is making louder-than-normal noises and adjusting the balance of the load doesn’t help, something bigger is probably at play.
Leaks: Leaks typically come from just a few places on your washing machine: the inlet connections, the hose connectors, the pump, the air dome seal, the outer tub seal, and the center post gasket.
You can find leaks by pulling the machine away from the wall and running a wash cycle (without any clothes, of course). Check the connections first. If that doesn’t reveal the leak, remove the panel on the machine and look inside the machine for leaks.
Tub Not Spinning: The tub not spinning is likely a result of a failure in the belt (if it’s a belt driven model), or the clutch, transmission, or motor.
Clothes Not Getting Clean: This could simply be because your washing machine needs a cleaning. Set your machine on the largest load and hottest cycle, with a second rinse cycle enabled. For a top-loading machine, add 4 cups of white vinegar. For a front-loading one, add 3/4 cup vinegar to the bleach dispenser, or fill to the max.
Considerations for Choosing A New Washer
Choosing a new washing requires a bit of planning. For starters, you need to ensure that your new washing machine will fit in the space you have allotted it. Remember to leave sufficient clearance in front of it; typically you need 36 inches for a top-loading machine and even more for a front-load model.
Make sure your existing connections are in the right position. If you are doing a remodel of a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, our technicians can assist with re-routing the pipes as needed.
Some washing machines are designed to sit on pedestals. This raises the machine up and makes it easier to load. Others come with included drawers that take the place of the pedestal.
Top-loading machines are traditional, but front-loading ones are more efficient. High-efficiency top-loaders, however, rival front-loaders in performance.
Capacity is another issue: If you want to be able to wash bedding or large loads of clothing at once, go for a larger machine. If it’s just a couple of people living in a home a smaller machine may suffice.
If space is at a premium in your home, consider a compact or stackable unit, which typically has a smaller capacity and fewer options.
Other features to look at include the type of menu (knobs, buttons, LED touchscreen), the type of temperature and cycle settings, and the availability of a “precise fill” feature.
Also keep an eye out for Energy Star ratings, which indicate the efficiency and typical operating costs for your machine.
We know the quality of our work is important. You can rest assured the job is done right the first time with our quality guarantees. Our fully licensed and insured technicians can repair your washing machine or install a new one. If you need to move or install new connections, we can help with that, too.
Give us a call at 508-434-4005 or fill out the form on this page to find out why Worcester Plumber Service is the go-to choice for Central Massachusetts residents! You’ll love our free estimates, upfront pricing, and five-star service. Plus, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays! Emergencies don’t wait, and you shouldn’t have to, either.