The washing machine is a great appliance to have, until it stops working. Of course, when this happens, it’s always when you have overflowing baskets of laundry to wash. However, there are signs that it might be time to get a new washing machine.
- It’s Leaking Excessively
This is, more often than not, a way of knowing for certain that it’s time to get a new washing machine. But, before you start hunting, it would be a good idea first to inspect the pipes, because if these are leaking, they’re a lot easier and cheaper to replace than the entire washing machine. But, if the pipes and connections are worn through, it might be time for you to start shopping around.
- It’s Making A Lot of Noise
If when you use your washing machine, it starts making a noise like it’s about to lift off the ground and take flight, this could be a sign that you need to replace it. However, before you hop online and start researching options, it’s good to know that the noise could be a result of the machine being unbalanced, which is usually a quick and easy fix. We would recommend getting a specialist on the phone and having them assess your washing machine, which could end up saving you money.
- Washer Is 8 Years Old or Older
If your washer is 8 years old, or older, now is the time to replace it. The closer your washer gets to the end of its life, the more problems you will start to have with it. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning your washing machine, is a good rule of thumb to keep your washer running smoothly.
- Drum won’t fill with water
Reasons for this can include a delayed cycle feature, a problem with hot and cold-water fills, or some type of complication with a water intake valve or filter. You can take a look at the switches and belts to see if you can identify the problem, but you may need the help of a professional here.
- Drum won’t spin at end of cycle
Spinning at the end of a cycle ensures your clothes are wet but not soaking, if the fast spin stops working your clothes will be drenched and heavy. This may be related to a pressure system fault which has a fault or a blockage, or a worn motor with worn carbon brushes often being the culprit.
- It’s No Longer Efficient
There have been a lot of technological advancements in washing machines when it comes to ecological and environmentally-friendly functionality. Older washers will often use more water and electricity than their newer counterparts. Therefore, if you’re looking to save money on your water and electricity bills, and reduce your carbon footprint in the process, it’s time to upgrade your washing machine.
If you are experiencing any of the above referenced signs, it is time for a new washer. Replacing your washer now will ensure that you can avoid it breaking down. Many times, people wait until the washer breaks all together to replace it, but this costs more money, and hassle than just buying a new one.