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Washing machine repair services

In most homes, the washing machine is at the heart of family life and critical to the smooth running of the household, whatever its size. After all, few of us would fancy cleaning bedsheets or a week’s worth of clothes by hand.

Unfortunately, of course, washing machines can and do sometimes break down, often without warning and invariably when you have a full load of laundry to do.

Here, we take a look at some of the most common washing machine problems, and what you can do about them. Some can be fixed surprisingly easily. Most importantly, it’s vital that you don’t ignore any issues but take appropriate action promptly.

Common washing machine faults

  • Washing machine not turning on
  • The problem could be with the drum, which is quite tricky to fix yourself, or it could be down to an electrical failure, which is one of the most likely causes of a machine not coming on. Check the plug fuse and the socket, and plug something else in at the same place to see if it works. It’s also worth assessing your machine’s standby switch, and the door latch, which could be worn. If neither seems to be functioning properly, see if you can order replacement parts online. If your washer still won’t start, it could be time to call in the professionals, or consider getting a replacement.

  • Leaky washing machine
  • The cause could be as simple as the machine being overfilled with detergent. Leaks can also happen if the machine isn’t completely level on the floor. Inspect the back of the washer for cracks or rips in the rubber seal or hose, too. If a smaller leak is coming from the front of your appliance, the seal may have become worn, but this is quite straightforward to replace.

  • A noisy washing machine
  • This is another common issue which shouldn’t be ignored – it could break the machine completely. The source of the problem could be as basic as a stray coin rattling around in the tub, or uneven washing machine feet causing the appliance to be unbalanced. Or you may have simply overloaded it with too much laundry. Equally, it could be something more complicated, such as worn drum bearings, which ideally need replacing by a professional washing machine repair service. Turn the drum when it’s empty – if you feel some resistance, it could be time to replace the bearings. Or if the drum has dropped down slightly so that it’s no longer aligned with the rubber door seal, that’s another giveaway.

Call us about your washing machine repair

At Home Needs Appliances, we’re a washing machine repair specialist covering extensive areas of north London. So if you live in one of our areas of the capital and are wondering ‘who could carry out a washing machine repair near me’ to a high standard, we’re here to help.

  • We cover a wide range of leading brands
  • Work is completed to a high standard by certified, properly equipped technicians
  • There are no hidden charges
  • We respond quickly and won’t keep you hanging around

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We’ve been working safely throughout the Covid pandemic, and appreciate how important it is to have your washing machine working properly at all times. We’re here to help with effective and long-lasting professional washing machine repairs and offer a polite, punctual service.
Get in touch to book your appointment – and make laundry a load off your mind.

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