Mouse vs Dishwasher

 This LG dishwasher was tripping the circuit breaker as soon as it was turned on at the power point. A mouse had chewed through wires on the circuit board inside the door, behind the control panel.

…he paid the ultimate price.

If you find mouse droppings in your cupboards, and you don’t see a mouse, it doesn’t mean it isn’t hiding somewhere, doing something disgusting.

On a side note: when you go away on holiday, turn your dishwasher and washing machine taps off. If a mouse chews through a hose while you’re away, you may come home to that two inch deep indoor swimming pool you’ve always wanted.

Washing Machine is Unbalanced or Banging Around

If your washing machine is banging around or unbalanced, it can be for a number of reasons:

Things you can check before calling for service:

  1. Is the load size too small? Washing machines need to evenly distribute washing to spin smoothly. It can be difficult for the washing machine to balance a small load. Try a larger load.
  2. Are you washing heavy items? Pillows, towels, blankets and the like soak up a lot of water, become heavy and may throw the washing machine off balance. You can try: adding smaller items in with heavy items, manually redistributing the load, slower spin speed, or allowing items to drip dry before spinning.
  3. Is the washing machine level? You may need to adjust the washing machine legs.
  4. Is the washer on a timber floor? As timber floors age they can become spongy. Washing machines (especially front load machines) need to be on a firm surface.

If none of these are the solution, you will require a service call.

The most common service repairs for this fault are:

  1. Faulty spin solenoid: one symptom of a faulty spin solenoid may be the clothes being tangled or knotted together at the end of the cycle.
  2. Worn suspension dampers: these are rudimentary shock absorbers fitted in front load washing machines.
  3. Worn suspension rods: these are the rods that suspend the tub in a top load washing machine.
  4. Faulty PCB (printed circuit board): if the PCB becomes faulty it may allow the motor to run too fast too quickly.

Replace or Repair My Appliance?

Sometimes it can be hard to know if you should repair your appliance, or just buy a new one.

For $88 we can assess the appliance and give you a rundown, but keep in mind, you may not even need a service call.

If you’re able to describe the fault to us, and answer a few questions, we can usually give you an idea of how much it might cost to repair. It doesn’t cost you anything to ask for a quote and it may just be something simple wrong with your appliance. We might even be able to suggest something you can do yourself.

Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service:

  • Washing machines: when installed on wash stands will be placed at ground level prior to service (OH&S requirement).
  • Dryers: where wall mounted will be placed at ground level prior to service (OH&S requirement).
  • Dishwashers: cupboards and drawers obscuring access to plumbing or electrical connections to dishwashers should be cleared or made serviceable prior to service.
  • All appliances booked for service: should be empty ready for service and free of obstruction of movement.
  • Service Call Fee: is payable at initial visit, even if the repair is not complete. (Parts may be paid for as they are supplied except where a deposit or full payment is required by a supplier for a special order.)
  • Unaccompanied minors: we will not enter a premises with unaccompanied minors.
  • Payment: payment should be made at the time of initial service, completion of service, or at such time as it is determined that a repair is not possible or economical. Account payments are available in some circumstances by prior arrangement. We accept cash, credit card, or direct deposit while on-site.