Entries by Washerman

Why machines flood houses…

Washing machines and dishwashers use sensors to detect when the machine has enough water to do its job, and other sensors to tell it if something goes wrong. But things don’t always work the way they should. When flood sensors don’t work: The flood sensor in the bottom of most dishwashers and some front load […]

Why you need to check your drain hose after moving

The plastic drain hoses in washing machines and dishwashers can become brittle with age. When installed in a single location, and not regularly moved or disturbed, the hoses can become stiff in position. Although the hose was fine before you move the appliance, flexing a stiff hose may result in a crack. This can result […]

Pros and Cons of Washer/Dryer Combos

We get lots of questions about washer/dryer combo machines, and whether or not they are any good. There are advantages and disadvantages to consider before going ahead with a purchase.  Rather than say you should or you shouldn’t make the purchase we thought we would just list the pros and cons to help you make […]

LG Washing Machine – New Concept

Q. How much can washing machine design change?  A. Cleverly… With what looks like some help from James Bond’s Q Branch.    The answer from LG is to tuck away a neat little second washing machine in what appears like a regular washing machine stand.  The idea behind this hidden LG front load washing machine […]

Is there a cost to buying cheap?

So you need a new dishwasher, washing machine, or other major appliance and you head to the shop. Then you see the price ranging from $400-$4,000…. Hmmm. When the difference on the outside can seem like little more than a brand name and some fancy finishing chrome bits, it’s hard to know what to do.  […]

Washing Machine Error Codes are Important

When you are booking a washing machine repair or requesting a quote, it helps a great deal if you have recorded any fault codes the washing machine has displayed. Although these codes are often very general, or are sometimes inaccurate, most of the time they give your technician a starting point. When making notes on […]

Fix your own washing machine?

If your washing machine is broken and you know your way around washing machine gizzards, you might be one of the many capable folks who have a go at repairing the appliance yourself.  No, we’re not going to say that you shouldn’t, or mustn’t, but there is a right and wrong way to approach self […]

Only wash in cold water?

In the course of regular washing machine repairs, we are often asked about exclusively washing in cold water. In fact many of the washing machines we service around the Gold Coast don’t even have the hot tap turned on, or don’t have the hot hose connected at all.  Many modern washing machines don’t require a […]

My dishwasher smells bad…real bad…

“Why does my dishwasher stink?” you ask, as you scratch your head. “Because of disgusting bacteria monsters,” says the know-it-all scientist in a predictable white coat. “What should I do?” you ask, as your eyes fill with tears of anguish. “You need to buy a new dishwasher!” exclaims the scientist as he ignites a handful […]

Ways to Avoid a Washing Machine Repair

Washing machines are great friends to have, but things can go awry. And some of the most common washing machine faults are from user error and can easily be avoided. Stay clear of these appliance hazards and you significantly reduce your chances of needing a repair. Check your clothes pockets for bobby pins, coins, screws, […]