It’s always an unpleasant surprise when your washing machine decides that its life has come to an end, especially when it happens in a middle of a cycle and all the water and detergent foam starts to come out. Well, it is the time to call a technician and hope that he can perform a washer repair miracle. However, before all that happens, there are several things that you as a homeowner can do to prevent your washing machine breakdown.
Deep Clean It!
The best way to ensure your washing machine is working properly is by a good deep cleaning. There are many products in the market for cleaning the inside of a washer, but do you know that you have the best cleaning product already waiting at your home? All you need is white vinegar, baking soda and water and follow those easy steps:
- Mix ¼ cup of water with ¼ cup of baking soda and place it in the detergent dispenser.
- Fill 2 cups of white vinegar and pour them into the drum. Set a normal load at high temperature and let it run.
- Scrub with a sponge and baking soda mix any dirty spots. Let the door open for at least 1 hour allowing drying.
Fill It Up!
One of the most common problems with washing machine is that it fills slowly or does not fill at all. A first attempt to solve it is to clean the water valve with the same solution that you used to clean the interior of the washer.
If the problem persists once the water valve is placed back, then the best option is call a fully licensed technician to repair or replace any needed parts.
Stop That Noise!
Is your washing machine vibrating at every cycle? Maybe the problem is as simple as that the washing machine is not leveled. What most of the homeowners don’t know is that washers have levels in the front and back legs designed to re-level the machine if needed. Try to adjust the legs at a better position, but if the problem sill continues, you have to check the motor.
What’s That Smell?
Sometimes washers can create mold in the inner parts, most commonly on the door. To avoid a stinky washing machine all you need to do is clean it with the vinegar and baking soda solution whenever is needed, and keep the door open after every use to let the machine dry completely.
If it’s too late and your washing machine has already stopped working or has any other malfunction, then leave the problem in an expert hands and call I-FIX Appliance Repair at 647-642-1212 or check our website (http://ifixappliances.ca/) for an estimate and book your appointment right away!