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.

  1. Check your clothes pockets for bobby pins, coins, screws, onions etc – these things play havoc with your poor little washer’s drain pump.
  2. Put your bras in delicates bags – when those underwires come out they can cause all sorts of problems.
  3. Bought some new bath mats or fluffy towels? Good for you! But try hand washing them in the sink or bathtub first to get rid of the bulk of loose fibres that may cause a super catastrophe.
  4. Don’t have the washing machine taps turned on full. This will help protect the tap washer and the tap is less likely to seize in position. (The washing machines regulates the water inlet pressure so taps on full don’t fill any faster.)
  5. If the washing machine won’t pump or drain the water out, don’t keep trying it over and over again. When pump motors on some washing machines fail, they can overload the circuit board (computer, Main PCB) and add more to the repair cost.

Happy washing. Love and respect your washing machine.

Washing Machines Are Wonderful

It’s easy to think of washing machines as being a little boring, that is, until you have to live without one.

If that day comes, you’re not going to want an appliance repairer who is just going to lean against a fence, chew on a toothpick, and talk about the good old days when washing machines were made from solid steel, weighed more than a bus, and lasted seven generations.

You’re going to want a man or woman of knowledge, action and singular focus. You want a washing machine loving appliance enthusiast to come and sort you out as good as new in half the time it takes to boil an egg.

Washerman loves washing machines, because washing machines are bloody marvellous. Imagine what a smelly, messy world we would live in if it wasn’t for our little metal and plastic friends…

Your grandma, or maybe you grandma’s grandma, told stories of beating their knuckles raw on jagged rocks in a frigid river just to wash their clothes. They would lose gallons of blood from leeches and eel bites. Some of them didn’t make it, taken by crocs or sharks, bitten by snakes, or attacked by swarms of killer hornets. Those that did make it risked having their clean clothes stolen by bushrangers or escaped convicts.

We modern folk, we future dwellers, we pampered people of the realms of technological fantasy, are spared this life due to the noble little washing machine. They serve in almost every house, often neglected, unsung champions, rarely praised.

Washers of the world: top loaders, front loaders, twin tubs, washer dryer combos, we salute you and we love you. Thank you for your selfless and tireless service.

Love, Washerman xxxxoo

Your Appliance Repairer Needs Your Brain Magic

The information you provide to your appliance repairer can save both you and the technician time and money.

In a situation where an appliance fault is reported incorrectly, or an error code is misread, the appliance repair technician may not bring the correct parts or tools to repair the broken appliance.

Such confusion is frustrating for everyone.

It’s a great idea to take a photo of the compliance sticker on your appliance, especially if you may be calling the repairer away from home, or if you have emailed the service agent and they might call you at work. The compliance sticker shows the model number, serial number, and other manufacturer production numbers.

For some brands of appliances, the model number alone is not enough, and parts can only be ordered with additional numbers from the compliance sticker.

Communication is a two way business. If you can’t find your compliance sticker, or its suffered from age or accident, your appliance manufacturer may be able to assist, your retailer may have it on record, or your repairer may be happy to do the detective work for you.