Hello, and welcome back to Appliance Champion’s blog! In our last blog post, we began talking about what might be wrong with your washer. Washing machines are a wonderful invention. They allow us to have more time, to multitask, and have more clothing options. We no longer have to haul our clothing items down to the closest river and clean our clothing with soap, a washboard, and a ton of elbow grease.
Today, we are going to talk about what might be wrong with your washer if it’s leaking water. If your washer is vibrating abnormally, read last week’s blog post.
My Washer is Leaking Water
A leaky washer is never any fun. Not only is it annoying because there is just one more thing to get fixed, but also leaking water can create exponential damage. Water and damp walls or flooring can give nasty mold the chance to take up residence in your home and may cause serious health issues and structural damage to your home. Basically, getting the leak fixed is paramount whether it be a caused by a problem with your washer or your home’s plumbing.
An Unbalanced Load
If you read last week’s blog post, this will sound familiar. An unbalance load or washer can not only cause your washer to rumble and rattle in an unnerving manner, but it can also lead to water leakage. If you think this might be the problem, stop your current load and resituate the items inside so they are evenly dispersed throughout the washer. You may have to do this a couple times depending on items in your washer. Also, make sure that your washer is level by using a contractor’s level and making sure that the jam nuts are tightened and the washer’s feet are securely touching the floor. If your floor is sagging and causing unbalance, use plywood to securely prop up the leg of the washer that is causing the balance problem.
Loose Hoses & Connections
Sometimes, a leaky washer is the result of loose hoses or water line connections. Simply tightening the connections can solve the problem. However, if that doesn’t solve the problem, you may be in need of washer repair. Water lines can be become cracked and broken with use or when you move the appliance during relocating. If all the connections within your washer seem to be fine or you’ve replaced the broken lines and you still have a leaky appliance, then check your home’s faucet and connections to make sure that they are functioning correctly. Often, a water leak can be caused by the washer itself or it can be tell-tale sign of problem with your Southlake home’s plumbing system.
Clogged Drains & Hoses
Have you ever wondered where all those long lost socks go? We don’t know where all of them go, but we know where some end up: stuck in the drainage system of your washer. If you’ve checked the balance of your washer, the water connections of your washer and home, and are still having problems, one of your last resorts before calling a washing machine repair technician is to check the drain hose for clogs. Often, socks, hair, lint, and other similar items make their way into the drain hose and eventually cause a clog, resulting in water leakage. Clean out your drain hose and see if this solves the problem.
Still Cleaning Up Water?
Have you done all that you can and your washer is still making a mess? Call Appliance Champion! We offer washing machine repair to residents in the Southlake area and would love to help you have a working washer. Though there are times that a washer must be replaced, our technicians do all that they can to help you, because we truly care about our customers. We don’t do what we do for the numbers. We do it to help you. With this in mind, we always try to provide a service appointment the same day as your call; just because your washer stops working doesn’t mean life comes to a halt. If you need washer repair, call Appliance Champion today!