If you are dealing with issues with
your washing machine, it can seem hopeless. You may be tired of the
inconvenience but feel confident it is something you can fix without
the need to call for washing
machine maintenance or repair. Keep reading for a few ideas on
quick fixes, then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need
A Leaking Washing Machine
If you have a washing machine leak in
the front or back, it may mean that there is a failure in a seal or
that one of the containers is not correctly balanced. In the event
the leak is coming from the front of the washer, it is likely an
issue with the seal of the door. If the leak is coming from the back,
then it may be an issue with the water line connections. If the leak
is coming from underneath the machine or somewhere else, it may be
that there is an internal connection problem within the housing of
The best way to fix this issue depends
largely on where the leak is coming from. Before calling your local
appliance repair company there are a few things you can try.
First, if the leak is coming from the back of the washer then you can
try to tighten your water line connections. Just find the connections
at the wall and try to tighten them. If the were noticeably loose
then this could be the issue.
A Washing Machine That Smells Bad – Even When
Nothing is in It
It is more common than it should be for
high efficiency, front-loading washing machines to develop a bad,
sour smell over time. This is caused by the thick rubber seals
necessary to keep water from leaking while your washer is working.
These seals fold over tightly and water can puddle in them. This then
encourages mildew growth and can cause bad smells in the washer –
even when nothing is inside it.
The good news about this issue is that
there is actually nothing wrong with your washer – it is just damp
and mildew has been allowed to grow. The solution is fairly simple:
Kill the mildew and find ways to increase airflow so the problem does
There are a few
ways you can kill the mildew. One, you can run the washer empty with
white vinegar and borax granules in place of detergent. Vinegar works
to kill funguses and mildew, while the borax kills organic spores
that create the smell.
If this problem persists then you will
need to clean it often. If it seems to happen every quickly, then
there may be something wrong with your seal. At this point you can
contact your local appliance repair company to get help repairing
your unit. American Appliance Repair can be reached at 800-640-9934.
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