What to Do When Your Washer and Dryer Break

Washer and Dryer
We don’t realize how much we depend on our home appliances until they suddenly stop working. When your washer or dryer break, hauling the laundry to the laundromat is time-consuming, expensive, and inconvenient. Inevitably, all home appliances will eventually stop working, even when they are well maintained. When this happens, it is time to call a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.

When the Washer or Dryer Stops Working

In some situations, a broken washer or dryer is more than just terribly inconvenient. For example, if the water pump breaks or gaskets go bad on the washing machine, it can cause a water leak. In that case, the first thing to do is to deal with the water mess. Make sure to completely clean up the water and dry the area around and under the machine to avoid further water damage or mold growth.

Some common washer & dryer problems include:

  • The motor stops working
  • A belt wears out
  • Seals or gaskets go bad
  • The water pump (washer)
  • The heating element (dryer)

Call a Professional for Repairs

Fixing a motor, replacing a belt, or troubleshooting a problem with the washer or dryer is a job that is best left to a professional. An experienced appliance repair technician has the training, tools, and experience to diagnose the source of the trouble and safely repair major home appliances. Additionally, a knowledgeable repair technician can get the job done faster, so you won’t have to go without a working appliance for long.

If you are wondering what to do when your washer and dryer break, call Mr. Appliance of Redlands-Yucaipa. We have highly trained and experienced technicians to find and fix the problem and get your washer or dryer working again.