Tackle Washer and Dryer Repair by yourself!
Many Washer and Dryer Repair projects can be done very simply and inexpensively. If you can figure out what the issue is, then you are more likely to be able to fix it yourself and not need to call a repair technician and spend a bunch of money on the washer and dryer repair.
Washer and Dryer Repair Problem Identification
The diagnosis of the problem is sometimes that hardest thing. At first, all you know is that it is not working and needs to be fixed. Then comes the agonizing question – is it something major? And the feeling in the pit of your stomach that leads to guessing if you are going to need to invest in an entirely new set appliance – which of course will not be cheap. Now what? Well, don’t give up yet. Let’s look at some simple tips to figure out what is wrong with your washer and dryer and then we can figure out how to tackle the repair.
Simple tips on diagnosing your Washer and Dryer Repair project:
Washer Repair Diagnosis
- Is it a water issue?
- If the water got turned off somewhere else even other than right at your washing machine, it will not work.
- Is it a power / electrical issue?
- Cord can wiggle loose, get unplugged when bumped or many other very simple explanations for why it may not be turning on.
- Is it a mechanical issue?
- If you hear a rattling noise or something that is obviously grinding or rubbing when in use, it would lead to a mechanical concern. This could be as basic as replacing a belt or more advanced.
- Is there an error code provided by the washing machine?
- Is is addressed in the instruction manual? Some error codes are given easy solutions in the users manual. Other issues are not address at all and simply state “call a repair technician”. That or course is what they want you to do so their techs can stay busy and get paid.
- Is this a gas or electric dryer?
- Is the problem with the gas or electricity? Maybe the cord is unplugged or the gas was turned off accidentally. check the incoming power options and see if that cures the problem.
- Is the door latched? Most doors have a safety latch that will not engage the dryer unless it is completely closed. If the door is even slightly ajar it will not engage.
- Is the vent unclogged?
- Is the cord unplugged?
- Is the door latched properly?
- Did it get moved out of place a bit and is it level?
- Did the water get turned off?
- Is the water hose kinked?