Most of us just accept the fact that owning a washing machine means needing to regularly maintain it and having to pay the cost to do so. Sure, we all like the capability of having a washing machine but at what cost? Here are 3 reasons why you should get your washing machine serviced.
1. Make sure that your washer is working efficiently
As the temperatures outside get colder and the laundry piles up, it’s more important than ever to take care of your appliances, including your washer. Whether you purchased a new machine or inherited one from your Great-Aunt Mildred, it’s worth checking out the most important components to make sure that your washer is working efficiently.
Inspect the seal: The washing machine’s seal is its first line of defense against leaks. If there are any holes or tears, water will escape and run down into the flooring. That won’t just be an inconvenience; it could also lead to mold and mildew that would cause damage over time. Check for loose connections: A washing machine has many moving parts that are all connected in a very specific way. If some of those connections become loose, it could cause serious problems with the way the machine works—or worse still, with how water flows through it. Repair or replace: You should always have your washing machine serviced once a year, but there are certainly times when you want to get things taken care of more quickly—especially if you notice a strange smell or noise coming from within. Replace washer hoses every five years, as they can wear out over time. Also, don’t be afraid to call a Winnipeg appliance repair service.
2. Check the condition of your unit
When you go to get your washing machine serviced, you’re checking whether or not it’s functioning the way it should be. But the main reason to get your unit cleaned is that you might be using it improperly. If your clothes come out dingy or there’s a weird smell after a cycle, you might have forgotten to add the right amount of detergent or bleach, or maybe you hooked up hoses wrong. There are a lot of little things that can go wrong with these machines and going in for service is a smart way to avoid all those problems and save yourself from an emergency situation.
If you haven’t had your unit serviced in a while, it’s probably been accumulating lint and grime inside. You may not even know about it, but when the inside of your machine starts getting grimy, it can mean trouble for the rest of your clothes. Even if everything comes out clean during each cycle, that grime could start infecting whatever else goes into the washer—and that next load could start coming out smelly and damaged as well. The problem will only get worse until someone looks inside and sees what’s happening.
3. Replace the time switch if necessary
If you’re lucky enough to still have your washing machine from back when it was new, then you’ve probably noticed that they don’t make them like they used to. Not only are washing machines from yesteryear far superior in terms of their ability to clean clothes and keep them fresh, but many of them have features that modern washers simply do not. The time switch, for example, is a great innovation that makes the process of doing laundry so much faster and more efficient. It also happens to be something that breaks down over time, as all moving parts eventually do.
This is one of several reasons why you might want to get your washing machine serviced—in this case, if the time switch has gone out, the machine will no longer know when to turn on and off while you’re doing laundry. This can cause a number of problems: your clothes will stay in the washer too long or come out too early, causing wrinkling or color bleeding; it could cause a flood because it never turns off; or it could even start catching fire because there’s no way to turn it off while it’s still heating. Every washing machine is different and has different components, but check with a service professional if you notice any of these problems arising after you’ve