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Indicators of Washing Machine Repair Need

Many of the main appliances in our homes will give off some noticeable signs if they need to be repaired or possibly replaced, and one of the best examples is the washing machine. As an appliance that has several different moving parts and components, there are a few possible indicators that issues might be afoot and require some attention from professionals.

At Dick Kearsley Service Center, washing machines are just one of numerous appliances we're happy to provide repair services for to clients around Ogden, Roy, Kaysville, Syracuse and nearby areas. Here are some of the possible signs that your machine might give you that it's time to look into repairs or possibly even a replacement.


As with any appliance that uses water and has numerous pipes and hoses attached, leaks are a common sign that something might be going awry with your machine. This could be due to any number of issues from the least serious such as worn door seals or gaskets all the way up to more serious problems like a failed water pump.

In some cases, you can track down the source of the leak and attempt a DIY repair if it's something basic such as a hose coming off. However, more serious leaks will require professional attention since they are likely to be linked to malfunctioning parts within your washer.

Noises & Vibrations

Another common sign that some repairs might be needed for your washer is if it's making strange noises or is vibrating too much. This could be related to any number of issues, from a drum being slight out of balance to debris or something else interfering with the motor.

For instance, if you hear a loud sound during the spin cycle for your machine, an issue with the motor that runs the drum or a belt that is connected to the motor could be at fault. In some cases, you can visually inspect the parts around your washer and attempt simple repairs yourself, but more serious issues will require professional repair services from experts like those here at Dick Kearsley Service Center.

Squeaking Sounds

One particular sound that can indicate a problem with your washer is squeaking. If you hear this sound that does not go away, it could mean the bearings on your machine's inner drum are starting to wear out. This is an issue that should be addressed as soon as possible, since if the bearings fail completely, it could lead to more serious damage and an even greater bill.

In other cases, squeaking sounds could mean that something is stuck underneath the agitator of your washer, and that's a problem you may be able to fix yourself by simply removing the agitator and checking for any items that may be causing the noise.

Machine Error Codes

Especially if you have a modern washing machine, chances are if it's having an issue, it will generate a special error code that you can use to help diagnose the problem. For instance, many of the newer models will display an "F20" code if there is an issue with its water intake, which could be caused by a clogged filter, worn hose or blocked siphon.

Depending on the exact error code you receive, you may be able to diagnose and fix it yourself simply by researching what it means and following the appropriate steps. But if you're still not sure or unable to properly repair the issue yourself, don't hesitate to call in the experts here at Dick Kearsley Service Center for help.

Simple Machine Age

While this is not a "sign" per se, a good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to any appliance is that after a certain amount of time and use, you may want to consider looking into replacing it entirely. With washing machines in particular, they generally last anywhere from 8-12 years, depending on how often you use the appliance and the quality of its parts.

If your machine is nearing the end of its lifespan and you're having to constantly repair it to keep it running, then this could be a sign that it's time to look into purchasing a new one. However, if your current washer is still relatively young but just needs some minor repairs, our experts here at Dick Kearsley Service Center would be more than happy to help get it back in working condition as soon as possible.

In the end, no matter what kind of issues you may be facing with your washing machine, there is always a solution available. With our team at Dick Kearsley Service Center on your side, we will make sure that you are back up and running in no time. Contact us for help with washing machine repairs or any other kind of appliance repair need in Ogden, Roy, Syracuse, Kaysville or any nearby area.


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