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Do you have a noisy washing machine?

noisy washing machine

Washing isn’t the most pleasant of chores at the best of time however if you have a noisy washing machine it can sound like it is about to explode.

This can make the task of doing the laundry even more unenjoyable, especially if you have to endure the noise load after load!

Reasons your washing machine could be noisy:

  • Wonky feet. The feet of your washing machine should be level and firmly sitting on the floor. If they are wonky, the nuts may need tightening. This simple fix could rectify a heap of problems that could be contributing to the noise of your washing machine due to being unbalanced.
  • Unbalanced loads. Clunk clunk clunk – sound familiar? Heavy items such as towels or bedding can cause problems if washed alone. They can tend to stick to one side of the drum as they absorb water, which makes the load unbalanced, and the spin very loud and clunky. Try to wash heavy items together so that the drum is balanced out.
  • An unidentified item. If something has come loose in your washer, such as a buckle or a button, it could be banging around in the drum and making a racket. Be sure to check pockets before washing and also the drum at the end of a cycle to see if anything has come loose.
  • Faulty parts. Your washing machine has many parts; belts, pulleys, pumps, motors, bearings. Over time these parts can be subjected to wear and tear from everyday use. If any part of the machine is faulty it can make for an extremely noisy spin cycle and it likely won’t be long until the machine fails.

Try running the machine on an empty cycle to see if the noise is due to the machine itself or possibly a specific laundry load (such as heavy items). Try to take note of which part of the cycle the noise occurs as this may help a professional determine what the issue is later.

If there isn’t anything noticeably wrong but your washing machine is making a racket it’s time to call a professional such as Bayside Appliance Repairs.

It could be that a complicated part needs replacing or something as simple as a screw that needs tightening!


Maintaining your washing machine

The washing machine is one of the most used and important household appliances.

It treats you well and makes your life a lot easier; return the favour by making sure it is well looked after!

Maintenance is imperative to keep your washer in good and safe working order. By maintaining your washing machine you can avoid costly issues and having to repair or replace it for years!

5 ways to maintain your washing machine:

  1. Don’t overload the machine. Load the machine appropriately according to its individual weight capacity and use the correct water level for the amount of laundry you’re doing. Wash bulky or heavily soiled items separately, such as towels, bedding, or tradies work clothes!
  2. Clean the lint filter. Cleaning the lint filter ensures that the machine is working effectively and removing lint from your clothes. If you notice your clothes are coming out of the machine with a slight furry layer then this is an indication that the lint filter needs cleaning and by doing so your clothes will be washed effectively.
  3. Leave the door/lid open when you’re not using it. Leaving the door or the lid closed all the time traps moisture, which can lead to mould and mildew growing inside the machine. By leaving the door or lid open after every load, the moisture evaporates and your drum can dry fully, keeping it fresh!
  4. Check the hoses regularly. Hoses should be checked for any cracks or leaks regularly. Always make sure that the hoses aren’t bent or have kinks in them, as this will put extra pressure on them and they may crack or leak. If any issues are found then the hoses should be replaced.
  5. Wash your washing machine! People often presume that because your washing machine cleans all of your laundry the machine itself is always clean. The reality is the dirt and grime that is removed from clothes can build up in the working parts of the machine and the hoses. You can clean your washing by running through an empty load with a washing machine cleaner found in the cleaning section of the supermarket, or you can DIY a solution of warm water, vinegar and baking soda which works just as well!

By maintaining your washing machine properly you should get years of life out of it. However if your washing machine is experiencing any problems, Bayside Appliance Repairs specialise in home appliance maintenance and repairs and have over 25 years experience working on all major washing machine brands.