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My Washing Machine Is Making a Loud Noise – Help!

My Washing Machine Is Making a Loud Noise – Help!

When your washing machine is making a loud noise, it could be due to a number of different problems. Two simple problems might be at fault:
  1. Your load is unbalanced. If you have, for example, one blanket in the washer, it might be throwing the load off-kilter. Opening the washer and redistributing the items more evenly can help to solve this problem.
  2. Washer isn’t sitting at level. If your washer is on a surface that’s not level, it may be jumping around more than necessary. Try repositioning it slightly or wedging something under one or more of the corners.
If these two rudimentary fixes don’t solve your problem, the noise may be caused by something more serious. For example, if you hear a noise during or after the spin cycle, it may mean that there’s an obstruction in the drain pump or that the pump has seized up. A buzzing sound accompanied by a faint burning smell may indicate a burnt-out drive motor. One or more of your tub dampening straps may have failed and may need replacement. (Experts recommend replacing all four straps at once, even if only one is torn.) If the drive belt breaks or slips, this can also cause a loud noise. Wear and tear on the direct drive motor coupling may cause the drive forks to slip, and this, too, can cause a nerve-jarring sound. If you hear a loud banging sound during the spin cycle, it may be because your shock absorbers are weak or damaged. A corroded start capacitor can also make an unpleasant noise.

To DIY or Not to DIY

You will find various do-it-yourself sites on the Internet that encourage you to fix your own appliances, but this often aggravates the problem. If you are inexperienced, it is difficult to ascertain the exact problem. Even if you can correctly diagnose the difficulty, you will need to obtain specific parts and tools. Depending on the make of your washer, locating these can be complicated.

While DIY can seem like an attractive option from a cost-effectiveness point of view, it often becomes a lengthy and complex process. Meanwhile, the washing is piling up – your daughter’s soccer uniform for Saturday’s game, the shirt you need for tomorrow’s meeting, soiled napkins, bedding, socks, and towels.

Rather than embarking on a crash course in appliance repair, why not call the experts? Toronto and area is home to several superior appliance repair companies, and some of them offer same-day repair.

Choosing the Right Repair Company

Before calling for repair, check out various websites. Don’t choose the least expensive, and don’t choose a one-man operation. You’ll want to make sure the company you choose offers:

  • Same-day service
  • Licensed, bonded, and insured repair techs
  • Service in your area
  • Competitive prices
  • Satisfaction guarantee
  • Warranty on labour and parts, at least 30 days/90 days
  • Track record of great service
  • Familiarity with your washer’s brand
  • Emphasis on customer service
If your washing machine is making a loud noise, call one of the GTA’s superior appliance repair companies and get your household back on track today.

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