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General washing machine repair tips

Front Loading Washing Machine close up

Washing machines can be found in pretty much every residence, as they are often used on a daily basis. Because the machines see so much action, they can be vulnerable to wear and tear, needing regular maintenance to assure that everything is working properly. If your washing machine breaks down and you are not sure how to fix it, the best decision you can make is to call in a professional to take a look at the problem. But there are minor issues that every homeowner can take a look at.

Here are a few general tips for fixing a malfunctioning washing machine:

  • Clothes are too wet: If your clothes are wetter than they should be after a wash cycle, the cause is a washer that is not spinning properly and will need to be further inspected.
  • Excessive vibration: If you find that the machine shakes and makes too much noise during a wash cycle, the appliance is not leveled properly. You will need to make sure that all four legs are evenly and securely placed on the ground. If this does not work, make sure that the loads of clothing are appropriately balanced.
  • Washer isn't spinning: One of the most common issues this appliance will face is that the inner washer tub will not spin properly. The most likely cause of this problem is that the drive belt is broken or worn down and needs to be replaced. You can find this spare part at any home appliance store.

If you are facing problems with your washing machine, schedule an at-home appointment today with John C. Flood. We offer a range of Washington, D.C. plumbing services for homeowners.