Depending on how old your washing machine is, you may need to get a new one. Laundry can be a nuisance, but if you have found that your washer isn’t working the way it used to, getting repairs might not be enough. Here’s how to tell that you need to have a new washing machine.
Too Much Leaking
A flood in your basement is one of the worst things that can happen to your home. Even if it is hurricane season, your basement (or anywhere else in your home for that matter) won’t always flood due to the rain outside. There could be a leak in your washing machine that you don’t know about. This leak can only grow larger the longer you don’t do anything about it. It’s also possible that the hose has come loose due to years of the machine being unstable.
Too Much Noise
Your washing machine shouldn’t be making too much noise, either. It’s a common problem for washing machines to become unbalanced over time. Although it’s easy to dismiss this as an insignificant problem, it could point to something wrong with the motor of the machine.
It Moves Around
One reason why it could be making so much noise as it works is that it’s moving around. If you see this, it’s not because your washer has been possessed by a spirit in time for the Halloween season – unfortunately, it’s something much more ordinary that’s the cause. Take a few minutes to make sure it is level on the floor. Moving washers can spill water as it goes, leaving water damage on your floors and encouraging the growth of mold in places you wouldn’t expect to see it.
It’s Too Old
Sometimes, the problem is that your washing machine is too old. At around eight years of service, your washer will start to wear down. This makes repairs much more expensive and frequent. Save energy, time, and money by getting rid of your washer unit and replacing it with a newer model.
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