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Common Laundry Room Appliance Problems

It happens to almost everyone at some point in their life: your washer or dryer stops working. This is one of the most inconvenient things that can happen in your home, as without properly working laundry appliances you can’t wash your clothes at home! Also, washer and dryer repairs and replacements can be expensive.  Luckily, homeowners can look out for signs that will indicate an issue before a total breakdown occurs!

At ServiceOne, we offer many home services, including appliance repair! If you have an issue with your laundry room appliances, our dryer technician will come take a look and get your issue resolved! In this blog, we provide somes signs to look out for that may indicate an issue with your laundry room appliances! 

Washing machine issues

Washer isn’t draining

A common issue that may happen to your washing machine is that it fails to drain after a load is run. If you notice that your washing machine is off and there is still water pooled at the bottom, this is a sign that there is something wrong. This is usually caused by a clogged drain hose or a faulty drain pump. But whatever it is, it’s a smart idea to call a professional right away to come take a look! 

Washer is leaking

Another issue that seems to happen to many homeowners is that their washing machine begins leaking. Washer leaks can turn into a huge mess in your laundry room. There are a number of reasons why your washer may begin to leak, including: using too much detergent, a loose or missing hose clamp, a faulty water pump and clogged filter. If you notice water leaking from your washing machine, it’s important that you have a professional come take a look and make a repair right away!

Washer moves or shakes during cycles

Lastly, keep an eye on your machine during a cycle. If you notice that your washer starts to shake or move heavily, that is not a good sign. This issue doesn’t require professional help and can usually be fixed by simply leveling out your floor. You can also put a piece of plywood underneath your washer to help make it more level!

Dryer issues

Dryer gets too hot

Do you ever take your clothes out after you run a cycle in your dryer and they are blistering hot? This isn’t good for your clothes, nor safe for your dryer! This can be caused by your thermal fuse, temperature switch or power cord, and it is probably smart to have a dryer technician come take a look. 

Dryer won’t turn

Is your dryer’s drum not turning when on? This is another common issue that many homeowners experience. It can be caused by a defective drive motor, worn out belt, and other reasons. Have a professional come take a look and diagnose the issue so you can get it fixed!

Clothes don’t get fully dry

Lastly, have you ever left your clothes in the dryer for an extended period of time just to find out that the clothes are still not fully dry? This is one of the most common dryer issues. First, make sure that your lint filter is clean. If the lint trap isn’t the issue, you will want to hire a dryer technician to come and investigate the issue further. 

Running into an issue with any of your home appliances isn’t desired but does inevitably happen. Look out for these signs that may indicate bigger issues with your laundry room appliances down the road. 


At ServiceOne, our appliance repair techs have worked on every major brand of kitchen and laundry room appliances. If you run into an issue, give us a call today!

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