Your clothes washer is an appliance that you count on, especially if you have a family or a job that requires frequent clothes washing. When something goes wrong with your washer, the signs can often be subtle until the problem has progressed. At the first sign of trouble, it’s important to get your washer checked by a professional to avoid needing to have the unit replaced entirely. The issues mentioned in this article are usually sure signs that your clothes washer needs repair.

Please note that if your washer is 10 years or older and has never been serviced, it’s likely to develop issues even with just normal use. It’s no fun to have to wash clothes in the sink or lug them to the laundromat, so before the situation gets to that point, call us at CS Appliance Service so that we can help. We have experience with all types of washing machines, including top-loading and front-loading machines, and regular and high efficiency. Read on to see if you recognize any of these issues with your washer.

Your washer makes a lot of noise.

Some noise is normal of course, as the washer works to get your clothes clean by spinning the drum. Sometimes, if you hear the drum banging around, it’s because the clothes inside have bunched together and unbalanced the unit. This particularly common with loads of towels or blankets, and is easily fixed by lifting the lid and redistributing the items inside around until the weight is more evenly balanced. If, however, you notice an increase in the amount of noise—or it sounds like something is banging around inside when the unit is not overloaded—that is a sign that your washer drum mount may be loose or that there is an issue with the motor. Both of these potential causes necessitate a call to a repair technician.

Your washer fills but doesn’t spin.  

If your washer fills up with water but won’t initiate the spin cycle, this could be a sign of several problems that require repair. It could be due to a faulty lid switch mechanism, which shuts off the washing machine when the lid is opened for safety reasons. It could also be caused by an inability for the machine to drain properly, due to a blocked screen or other source. A final culprit that can cause your machine to fill up with water but not agitate is a problem with the motor. If you can’t get to the bottom of your washer dilemma, we’d be happy to help you at CS Appliance Service.

Your washer leaks all over the floor.

You start a load of laundry, only to come back to water leaking all over your floor. Or maybe the situation is less dramatic and you only notice a small puddle under your washer. Whichever scenario describes your situation, it’s not normal. Although occasionally water outside of the machine can be caused by overloading your washer with too many clothes, if the problem persists, it’s a sign that something is not functioning properly. Leaking is often due to a worn hose or a connection that has loosened over time. This is especially true if your machine is an older one that has seen a lot of use. A call to an appliance repair company like CS Appliance Service can diagnose the problem and provide a solution.

With normal use, most washers can last for at least a decade, but if you notice any of the above issues or other problems, it’s important to get them looked at right away before you experience damage to your clothes or to the area around your washer. At CS Appliance Service, we’re always ready to discuss your appliance-related concerns. Call 781-953-9600 for more information.