Category Archives: Washer Repair and Parts

Prevent Pet Hair From Destroying Your Washer

How to Prevent Pet Hair From Destroying Your WasherIf you have a four-legged friend, you might be familiar with how pet hair can accumulate everywhere, especially during the summer months. All that cat and dog fur might end up clumping up your washer’s drain pump or your home’s plumbing – leaving you with expensive repair bills. To prevent this, follow these simple suggestions. Continue reading

Samsung Washer Recall: Models Affected, How to Get a Rebate

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Samsung recalled 2.8 million of their top-load washing machines due to reports of injury and damage to owner’s homes.

The recall involves 34 models of Samsung Top Load Washers with the following model numbers. Continue reading

How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

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According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Stacking a washer and dryer

stacked washer and dryerMaybe you moved into a new apartment or are downsizing your home and you need some extra space; stacking your washer and dryer might just be the answer. But before you get stacking, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Measure the space

Make sure you have enough room so that your newly stacked appliances fit into their new space.  You also need to have some room in back for venting, cords and hoses. If you are placing Continue reading

Washing in a Dirty Washer Leads to Dirtier Laundry

cleaning-Your-Washing-MachineDid you know that your washer can harbor such dangerous bacteria and organisms  as hepatitis A virus, norovirus, salmonella and E. coli and that those organisms  can be transferred from the machine to newly-cleaned clothes and ultimately to you? That’s why it’s important to clean your washing machine regularly.

Dirty clothes and underwear introduce a variety of bacteria into the washing machine environment. If you skip bleach and routinely wash in cold or warm water, you are not killing the bacteria inside your machine.

“Most of the hot water people use is not hot enough. You need water that’s Continue reading

Reasons Why a Top-Load Washer Will Not Spin

Reasons Why a Top-Load Washer Will Not SpinIf your top-loading washer is not spinning, it could be due to a faulty lid switch, broken motor coupling, broken drive belt or possibly a problem with the motor or transmission itself.

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 this before you start any repair.  

Lid Switch

The lid switch is a safety device that will prevent the washer from spinning if the lid is open. If the lid to the washer is shut, but your washer is not spinning, test this part with a multimeter to see if it is defective.

Since this part is Continue reading

Why will my washer not agitate or spin?

Why will my washer not agitate or spin?

If your top-loading washer will not rotate or agitate your wash, and you can turn the top of the agitator without turning the bottom of the agitator, then you may need to replace the agitator directional cogs (also known as agitator dogs or dog ears). These cogs or dogs are made of hard plastic and can wear out over time.

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 this before you start any repair.  

This is a relatively easy repair. To access the dogs, Continue reading

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