Washing Machine Repair and Service

A washing machine is a wonderful convenience that can often be taken for granted—until it breaks down and leaves you with loads of dirty laundry.

When you notice problems, schedule your washing machine repair service right away to limit the risk of water damage or further complications. Whether your washing machine won't drain, won't spin, or simply won't turn on, your local Mr. Appliance® can provide regular service or emergency repair to address the problem. Our service professionals also provide careful preventative maintenance, which we recommend for any major appliance.

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Washing Machine Repair for a Variety of Washers and Brands

Your local Mr. Appliance® offers convenient scheduling and upfront pricing for washing machine repair service and maintenance. Our service professionals have many years of experience and quality workmanship, including parts and labor warranty and backing all our work with the Neighborly Done Right Promise.

We know how to fix a wide range of washers, including:

  • Top-loading washing machines
  • Front-loading washing machines
  • Combination units
  • Compact washing machines
  • Smart washers

We repair a variety of different washing machine brands as well, including:

  • Whirlpool
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Bosch
  • Electrolux
  • Amana
  • Maytag
  • Frigidaire

Logos of washing machine brands Mr. Appliance repairs including Whirlpool and Maytag.

Common Washing Machine Problems We Repair

These appliances have a lot of moving parts, which makes washing machine repair a common necessity.

1. Your Washing Machine Won't Turn On

In most cases, a washing machine that won’t turn on is caused by a tripped, off-balance switch from a weight-imbalanced load. It's easily solved by redistributing clothes. Otherwise, you may have a problem with the timer/control board or your outlet, which our service professionals can take care of for you.

2. Your Washing Machine Is Not Spinning or Agitating Properly

Soaked clothes at the end of a wash cycle may indicate that the washer isn't spinning. This could be due to a defective lid switch or lid plunger, damaged wires, a broken or worn-out drive belt, or a bad timer/control board. Something as simple as a washing machine door repair can fix a malfunctioning lid switch that doesn't allow your washer to agitate.

3. You Notice Excessive Vibration

If you notice excessive vibration, your washer may not be leveled properly or could be on a weakened wood floor. Worn dampers may also be to blame. If the interior of the drum moves excessively compared to the fixed exterior, trust your local Mr. Appliance for expert washing machine repair.

4. Your Washing Machine Leaks

Excess soap, loose hoses, drain hose clogs, and leaking pumps, tubs, or fill hoses could be to blame for leaks and other similar damage. To avoid further damage to the flooring and surrounding area, contact your local Mr. Appliance as soon as possible.

5. Clothes Don't Come Out of the Wash Clean

If wash cycles leave spots or excess soap on laundry, it could mean you need your water valve replaced, or you may need a professional to repair or replace a defective timer, control board, or detergent dispenser. If the washer is making unusual noises or vibrations, this could also indicate a need for repairing or replacing internal components like the motor, drum bearings, or belts.

6. Your Washing Machine Is Not Draining

Water will remain in the basket if you have a defective pump, worn drive belt, or clogged drain hose. When your washing machine won’t drain properly, it could lead to serious problems like mold and mildew. Our service professionals can take care of your washer's drain system.

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Washing Machine Replacement Parts We Install

If you've noticed any of the above problems with your washer, your local Mr. Appliance is here to help resolve the problem so you can get back to your laundry routine.

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FAQ About Washing Machine Problems

Our team of experienced appliance experts has seen a lot over the years, and we often get many of the same questions from customers about the washing machine problems they experience. Here are some of the most common questions we receive.

Why Does My Washing Machine Shake?

An unbalanced load is the most common reason washing machines shake. Your machine may also not be level, whether it’s due to an uneven floor, warped supports, or worn-out damper.

Why Does My Sink Gurgle When the Washing Machine Drains?

This happens because the washer pushes a relatively high volume of water through a shared drain. If the drain is fully or partially blocked, it creates a vacuum, pushing air ahead to make the gurgling sound. If your sink gurgles when you do laundry, it's time to call in a local plumbing expert to inspect your drain. The drain is likely partially clogged and in need of service.

Is It Worth Repairing a Washing Machine?

Yes, it’s usually worth repairing a washing machine, but consider the following:

  • Age: If it's pushing a decade or more, it might be time to retire your washer.
  • Cost: If fixing it’s going to cost you more than two-thirds of what you'd pay for a new one, your wallet might thank you for upgrading.
  • Severity: A simple repair, like a belt or a hose, is a no-brainer. But if we're talking motor or drum problems, that's when your local Mr. Appliance Service Professional can help you make this decision.

You can trust your local Mr. Appliance service professional to assess your current washer honestly, including recommending repairs or a replacement.

What Is the Most Common Washing Machine Failure?

The most common issue folks run into with washing machines is usually drainage — things like a clogged pump or a kinked hose. These can often be sorted out quickly without too much time or cost involved.

Is It Worth Fixing a Leaking Washing Machine?

It depends! If you like your washing machine, a repair is usually the way to go. For example, leaks can be caused by one small malfunction that’s not worth replacing the whole appliance over. Your local Mr. Appliance service professionals will identify the source of the leak and make a recommendation based on what they find.

How Long Does It Take To Fix a Broken Washer?

It depends on the problem. Some washers can be fixed the same day, while some could take a few days to repair, depending on what is wrong with it and the availability of the parts needed.

For simple fixes like a clogged hose or a faulty lid switch, our service professionals at Mr. Appliance can likely have it spinning again in an hour. If it's a bit more complicated, you could be looking at a few hours, depending on how quickly the parts are available.

Are Washer Problems Easy To Fix?

That depends on what is broken. Some things are simple to fix if you know what you are doing and have the right tools. Other problems are very complicated and require a certain level of expertise and experience to fix.

For small fixes like unclogging a drain or swapping out a hose, you may be able to DIY the solution if you're comfortable with small projects and have the right tools for the job. But for more technical stuff, like dealing with the electronics or inner mechanics, it can get complicated pretty fast. In these cases, a DIY approach can cause more damage and result in a full replacement.

But you can always trust your local Mr. Appliance Service Professional to get your washer back in working order as soon as possible.

How Long Should a Washing Machine Last?

Currently, the national average is eight to 12 years if maintained properly. If you take good care of it, don't overload it, and give it the occasional maintenance check, it can sometimes last even longer. But like any hardworking appliance, its lifespan can also be shorter if it's doing extra heavy-duty work all the time, with little or no maintenance.

Find Reliable Washing Machine Repair Near You

Don't let laundry pile up because of a broken-down washer! Schedule service with your local Mr. Appliance online or call us today. We'll leave your washing machine in great condition and can even set up routine maintenance services to keep it running efficiently throughout the year.

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