Machine Repair Tips
|Problem: Things keep dropping back in the
space behind the washer and dryer.
Solution: Install a small shelf right above the space. This
also will be a great spot to keep your detergent, dryer
sheets, fabric softener, etc.
Problem: My clothes keep coming out of the washer and dryer
with snags on them.
Solution: Smooth over any rough spots in the machines with
sand paper or epoxy.
Problem: My clothes are coming out with rust stains on them
because the inside of my washer is chipping.
Solution: Cover chipped areas with clear nail polish or
sealant. Leaving the lid open after washing can help prevent
Problem: My pipes keep making a loud banging sound.
Solution: Install a water hammer shock absorber wear the hot
and cold water hoses connect.
Problem: My washer will stop mid cycle.
Solution: Check the timer motor and then the timer. The
motor costs less to replace and is often the cause of
Problem: My washer keeps vibrating during the spin cycle.
Solution: Check to see if your washer is level. Try not to
do many heavy items at the same time; an overloaded washer
can be off balance. Try stopping and rearranging items when
Problem: My washer keeps rattling.
Solution: Place flame retardant carpeting underneath.
Problem: My water temperature isnít right.
Solution: Check to make sure faucets are fully open. Then
check water inlet valve screens or hoses for clogs.
- Always unplug and turn off water to
appliance before attempting repairs.
- Locate washer close to hot water
- Leave space behind washer for
- Wear rubber gloves when moving
appliances to keep your hands from slipping.
- Presoak clothes rather than washing
- Make sure drainpipe is approx. 34Ē
off the floor.
- Inspect hoses about every 6 months to
see if any need to be replaced.
- To prevent detergent buildup, run a
cup of vinegar through an empty machine followed by a
cup of baking soda.
- Once a year unplug and vacuum motor.
- Leveling your washer is very
important. It can be done by using a level and adjusting
the front legs on your washer.
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