When it comes to our most valued household appliances, it is a pretty safe bet that most of us would place our washing machine and dryers pretty high up the list; if not in pride of place. These wonderful inventions take the stress out of the laundry and allow us to access clean, fresh clothes at any time, with minimal effort.
For most of us, the loss of either of these appliances would be akin to catastrophe, as dirty and wet laundry started to pile up, we ran down our wardrobes to wear the bad socks, and the routine of the home was disrupted into chaos.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like this. If your dryer or washer breaks down, just call Ben’s Appliance Repair for a fast, easy and expert fix!
Why did it break down?
When you are considering the reasons for the breakdown of your washing machine or dryer, there are a few common factors:
- A malfunctioning pump or drive motor
- A broken drive belt
- Faulty switches
- A broken inlet valve
- A damaged power supply
- A failed drum seal
Common washing machine issues
If you start to hear strange noises, there could be a problem with the drive belt. The motor or shock absorbers may also be faulty, and this is something we can easily repair.
Spotting a leak is a telltale sign that something is afoot, and could point to a broken hose or pump. Get this looked at as soon as possible, or you risk further damage to the rest of the washing machine
A lack of spin could be caused by a faulty motor or a broken door switch.
Common dryer issues
If your dryer is loud during use or emitting a strange shrill noise, you may find that a crucial aspect has worn down, and we can easily repair this.
Poor airflow is usually the reason for this, but it can also be caused by a dodgy fuse, a broken heating element or a problem with the timer or temperature.
Start by double-checking that the appliance is plugged into a working socket and that there are no issues with the circuit. If the dryer still doesn’t turn on, there may be a tripped breaker or fuse, or a sign of a deeper problem. We will investigate thoroughly, taking into account the whole appliance and the overall symptoms, and find and carry out the best repair solution
Should I consider a replacement?
Most washing machines should last for around 11 years, and most dryers have a lifespan of around 13 years. We will always aim to repair your appliance, and this can prove to be a far cheaper and more affordable solution to a breakdown, helping your appliance to thrive for years to come!
Get in touch today to book your appointment and discuss your repair; you will be back to wearing cozy clean clothing in no time!