The washing machine and dryer are infamous time-savers in our households, we often take these appliances for granted. And when they malfunction, the frustration we experience can be world-ending… Leaving us with a huge pile of washing to do.
Because they are used every day, they are often prone to breakdowns and faults. We definitely don’t recommend appliance DIY repair because they are connected to both water and electricity, which of course do not mix. It’s better to send out professionals to make these repairs.
Avoid the frustration and danger of mixing water and electronics by calling Scott’s Appliance Repair of Oak Park, IL. Our team is certified professionals who are trained to have appliances up and running with quality repairs quickly and efficiently. You’ll be happy to know we guarantee satisfaction for every customer.
Why do they break down?
The reasons that your appliance could break down are far and wide. It can be very hard to tell the difference between a serious fault and a smaller one, so if you start to notice something malfunctioning, it’s best to call a professional repair service like ours out to make the repairs you need.
DIY repairs are advised against as it can void your warranty and put your safety at risk unless you have extensive experience in the field, we don’t recommend that you try this.
The common issues and troubleshooting them
Loud noise from washer/dryer
Although both washing machines and dryers make some kind of noise, you’ll notice something wrong very quickly if the sound changes to a cleaning, crashing or clashing. It’s best to get this checked out by a professional repair service like Scott’s of Oak Park.
Washing machine leaking
Leaks are often worst-case scenario issues. They can cause damage to your walls and floors and even other appliances! For this reason, we recommend that you take a look at the water hose to ensure there’s no visible damage and then call us ASAP to avoid extra damage.
The appliance won’t turn on at all
Proceed with the usual checks of your breaker, ensuring it hasn’t tripped and that the power outlet has enough power to run the appliance. On rare occasions, your plug fuse could also be blown. If you’ve checked this, give Scott’s Appliance Repair a call.
My dryer isn’t heating up
If your dryer doesn’t have heat, you won’t have the warm, dry clothes that we all love so much at the end of the cycle. Instead, you’ll get a wet mess. Usually, this happens when the filter is blocked with lint, you can simply clear this with a vacuum.
Should I consider a replacement?
The average appliance lifespan for these appliances are:
- Washing machine – 11 years
- Dryer – 11 years
But if you don’t care and maintain your appliances, it means nothing. Scott’s Appliance Repair of Oak Park has a team of professionals who are equipped and ready to assist you with your appliance repair needs. Because we guarantee your satisfaction, we know you’ll enjoy working with us.