Signs that your washing machine needs to be checked by an expert repair technician
Have you experienced a few days with your washing machine out of order? The laundry gets piled up, you run out of fresh clothes and finally, you are forced to wash manually. The whole experience, the frustration, is nothing short of an ordeal.
The washing machine, be it a high-tech WiFi model with all the latest features or a basic one, has become an indispensable part of our daily lives and it should be well taken care of. And that is why it’s extremely important that as soon as you notice any abnormality in the functioning of your washers you need to get them checked by an expert before they stop functioning, even though there are repair companies in Qatar who immediately respond to SOS calls.
Here are some of the signs your washing machine shows which more often than not means it needs to be seen by an expert repair technician.
A washer is bound to have vibrations, for it has a powerful motor going at full tilt. But if it is more than normal, you have to give it a look. Mostly it’s because of uneven seating of the washing machine. Check if it’s placed alright and adjust the legs. You can use anti-vibration pads for extra assurance. Uneven loading of clothes can also result in vibrations. Remove the clothes and reload it again evenly. But if the problem persists it is better to call the repair service. The main reason a washer shakes violently especially during a spin cycle is because of a faulty shock absorber. Most machines will continue to work despite this problem, but it is better to replace the shocks as soon as possible because the shaking and vibrations may cause damage for more expensive components.
Drum not draining properly
Another problem is when the drain hoses aren't not functioning properly, leaving water in the drum, which in turn results in unclean clothes. You can unclog the drain hoses yourself, while also checking the pump or the filter, but it is a good idea to call a repair service because it may be time for an overall check-up. The technicians will check the filter, drain hose and the water supply valve as well because all these will ultimately result in the washer failing to give a 100 percent output.
Clothes are not cleaned
In some washing machines, the rubber sealing between the motor and the drum breaks after a few years. This results in oil mixing with the water in the drum during a wash cycle and it leaves dirt and oil marks on clothes. If not repaired in time, this results in the washer completely breaking down, so the moment you see new dirt marks in washed clothes, you have to call a repair service.
Water leakage is the most common of washer problems, and it can happen in several places because of a number of reasons. The most common of them are water hose leak because of damaged seals, leak from the detergent compartment, drain hose leak, drain pump leak, and above all, because of a faulty door. In some cases and some washing machines, the equipment may function despite the leak but it is advisable to rectify the problem as soon as possible and calling a technician is the best way to do it.
Advanced models of washing machines display code errors when they encounter an abnormal situation such as a leak or a faulty heater, and when that happens it is usually time to call a repair service. New machines are too advanced to try your DIY repairs and an expert repair service can deal with it in a better way.
Washing machines smell after a while if you don’t clean them properly. The residue of detergents and dirt and constant moisture provide a conducive environment for bacteria to grow. Some of this unpleasant odor is passed on to the clothes as well and it's not a good feeling at all. Washing machines these days have self-cleaning modes but it can also be done in an old fashioned way using vinegar and baking soda. Or else you can call a repair service and get it cleaned and the problem areas thoroughly checked.
Washing machines these days are getting more and more hi-tech and sophisticated and in some cases repairing them costs as much as buying a new one. But for that, you have to take the advice of an expert. So don’t hesitate to call repair services when your washer is showing signs of wear and tear. Remember, a stitch in time saves nine. In this case, it saves time and frustration as well.
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