Why does it seem like the washer and dryer always go down when you’ve just put one of your largest loads of laundry in there? No worries—even if your clothes are so heavy with soap and water in your Sumner, WA home that you can’t even lift them yourself, Top Shelf Services can help.
With nearly 15 years in operation, our team has seen just about every issue you can imagine when it comes to washer and dryer repairs. Whether it’s your washer, your dryer, or another of your large-scale appliances that just went on the blink, Top Shelf does it all. Give us a call now at (253) 444-4786 to schedule your service call.
Common Washer and Dryer Issues
Who knew so much could go wrong with a washing machine or dryer? Nowadays, though, the more bells and whistles an appliance has, the more chaos can ensue. Here are some of the more common issues we tend to see when we’re out in the field.
The Washing Machine Isn’t Draining
If it’s just about time for your washing machine to run its spin cycle, but you’ve noticed none of the water is draining out, then you’re probably going to need to call a professional to take a look. Odds are the issue lies with a seal, a gasket, or a clog somewhere like a hose or a pipe, and the technician will need to drain it.
The worst case is that you might need to replace your drain pump, but if your machine is fairly new, this may not be the case. This is usually only the issue if your drain pump is on the older end, or if you do a lot of laundry in a short amount of time. Sometimes it’s cheaper to just invest in a new machine, but our technician will guide you after they take a look at the issue and diagnose it.
Your Washer Won’t Turn On at All
If you press the power button and your washing machine refuses to turn on, this could be the result of a few different problems. You might have an electrical issue concerning the power supply going to the washing machine, or you could have a problem with the timer knob, lid switch, or even the motor.
First, double-check that the circuit breaker to the machine hasn’t popped. If it has, reset it, and this should fix the problem. If not, then you may need a qualified electrician and/or technician to come in and take a look at the machine and its outlet. Our team at Top Shelf Services can tell you within minutes, whether the issue is more of a technical or an electrical one. If you let us fix it for you, your diagnostic call becomes absolutely FREE!
The Dryer Won’t Heat Up
The dryer has been running for over an hour, yet when it turns off and you open the door, all your clothes are still damp, maybe even wet. Why? If you’re not overloading your dryer with more laundry than it can handle, check the lint screen to make sure it’s clean, then check the dryer settings to ensure they match the kind of work you set up for it.
If none of these things seem to be the issue, then the problem may lie with the heating element or a fuse. A qualified technician can diagnose these problems quickly and replace the appropriate part for you just as fast.
Your Washing Machine Is Vibrating Violently
Did you start a load of laundry, only to walk away and have it sound like you threw a brick in the washing machine? Your washer can vibrate violently if the unit is not level. If it is level and you haven’t moved it recently, you may have a worn-out drum seal, which can lead to downright horrific sounds and vibrations while your washer is running.
This is not a major issue, though. Our technicians can easily replace the seal for you, if necessary, and quiet your machine down for good.
Need a Washer or Dryer Repair? Top Shelf Services Can Help!
It’s a real downer when your washer and/or dryer refuses to work. No one enjoys hauling that wet, heavy load into the car and driving it down the street to the laundromat to finish their laundry.
With Top Shelf Services, you don’t need to! We fix all makes and models of washers and dryers and can diagnose and fix your problem in no time. We aren’t limited to washers and dryers, either. If your oven, refrigerator, or stovetop goes out, we can fix that for you, too.
Contact us at (253) 444-4786, or send us a message on our website, and we’ll set you up with an appointment for whichever appliance is giving you trouble. If your washer and/or dryer isn’t working the way it’s supposed to, don’t panic. Give Top Shelf Services a call today, and we’ll have things back in working order in no time!