Plumbing Tips

Never Worry About A Broken Washing Machine Ever Again

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Washing machines have undoubtedly made washing clothes convenient. Households no longer have to waste time and effort in washing clothes by hand just like the old days. Even young kids can wash dirty clothes with the features made available by modern washing machines.

But calling a plumber in Victoria can’t be avoided when your washing machine malfunctions. So as a treat, we have listed a few common washing machine problems that you can expect, plus the solutions that you can use to fix them before you call a Victoria plumber.

Common Washing Machine Problems & Fixes

Vibrating Washing Machine

A young boy putting a towel in a front-loading washing machine.Usually a washing machine vibrates when it is standing on unstable flooring, or when the laundry loaded inside it is unbalanced.

The first thing to do is to open the washer bin to rearrange the load of laundry. Make sure not overload the washing machine, and to follow the recommended load process stated in its manual. Clothes need room to move freely for efficient washing.

Then, check beneath your washing machine to see if the floor is uneven. If you can rock or move your machine by gently pushing it, or if you put a marble on the floor and it rolls on its own, it probably isn't level. Have your floor professionally leveled or make a temporary fix with some shims underneath your machine. Be careful as temporary fixes can fall out or make things worse, causing damage to your washing machine.

If you have a residential plumbing expert come over annually for a plumbing maintenance check, they will also note these kinds of problems and give you professional advice on how to fix them.

Leaking Washing Machine

A pair of legs in jeans and sneakers waving out the open door of a dryer at a laundromat.

A washing machine can leak for the following reasons:

  • Improperly loaded laundry
  • Water hoses not attached or inserted properly
  • Old or split water hoses
  • Clogged drains

You can fix most of these problems on your own. If the issue is simple, you might not need to call a plumbing contractor. But if you have tried every trick in your cupboard to unclog the drain in your laundry area and nothing works, you will have to call an emergency plumber in Victoria. They will have the professional tools to check the insides of the drain and even up to the sewers to see what the real cause of the problem is.

Washing Machine Making Strange Noises

One common cause of strange noises from washing machines is when items, like buttons or coins, get caught in the washer drain or in the gaps of the machine. Check the insides of your washing machine to remove them.

Gurgling sounds indicate clogging in the washing machine's drain. Remove the drain line to check what's causing the clog and remove it if you can.

Lastly, buzzing or humming noises are most often caused by a jammed pump. If a washing machine pump is thoroughly damaged, you'll need to call a licensed Red Seal plumber to replace it.