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Washing Machine / Dryer Repair

Common Problems with Washer

Most of the top brands that make washers take every step necessary to ensure superior products but they do break down. Whether it is of your own doing or technical malfunctions you need to be aware of the most common washer problems so you know when to call in the ProStar Appliance Service:

Washer does nothing when turned on – This problem can be caused by any number of things namely a broken circuit breaker, fuse box, or lid switch. It might even be caused by an overheated motor. It could be because you do not have the right water level in the machine. There are many reasons why your machine isn’t starting and the best thing to do is call in an appliance repair technician.

Water does not drain – this is one of the most common and most frustrating problems with washers. The reason could be as simple as a kink on the drain hose but it could also be more serious. If it is just a kink in the drain hose then there is no need to call in a repair man however if you have checked and there is nothing wrong it may be that the pump has seized.

Washer will not finish a cycle – this is a problem that commonly plagues washers and could be caused by any number of things. Your timer or touch panel or main control board may be malfunctioning.

Clothes come out dirty – this could be due to any number of reasons like a broken detergent dispenser or a loose and broken belt just to name a couple.

These problems are very common especially in older washers but they could also happen to new machines.

Whatever the case may be it is still best to call ProStar Appliance Service at 949-382-0942 so we can tell you what is wrong and waste no time in correcting it.

Common Problem with Dryer

Dryer won’t start up – Make sure you have it plugged in before calling in for appliance repair help. A lot of times this is overloaded or it has a problem with circuit board. If it is plugged in, however, check if your circuit breaker has tripped. If you cannot do this, you should call an electrician to check things for you.

A terrible noise comes from the dryer – You can inspect if you’ve removed all coins from the pockets, if you have no extra keys accidentally placed in there, or anything at all “foreign” before having to call in the appliance technician. However, if the problem continues even when you place just a single piece of clothing to check how it would sound, you probably have a broken motor, broken drum rollers or belt. Broken motors should also be replaced by the appliance repair service technician.

Clothes don’t dry fast enough – This problem can be caused by just a dirty lint filter. There is a simple solution to this. Clean out your lint filter and see how your clothes will dry up sooner than they used to! You can just use a brush with long bristles to clean your filter out. Clothes don’t dry even with a clean filter – You should take a look at your vent line and if it is clogged, clean it out with a brush. The trap door can have lint accumulated. If it is just clogged, remove the lint. If you are having difficulty dealing with your vent hose, better have an appliance professional take a look at it.

Drum is not rotating but the motor is running – This is also caused by a faulty belt. If you can disassemble your dryer, you can see if the belt is properly aligned. If not, having a professional check the issue will be better.

No heat or too much heat from the drum – There could be a couple of problems when the heating doesn’t work. Your heating coils may be impaired, the timer might not be working, there could be a bad temperature switch, or there is a broken fuse. If the heating is the problem, the best step would be to have professional repair. If it is too hot, your vent could be clogged, or either the thermostat or heating coils are faulty.

Whatever the case may be it is still best to call ProStar Appliance Service at 949-382-0942 so we can tell you what is wrong and waste no time in correcting it.

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