Washing Machine Repair

Ideal Fix has you covered when you need to repair, replace, or maintain your washing machine. We are an appliance repair company servicing Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Brampton, and the surrounding area, handling everything from washers and dryers to refrigerators. Our timely, effective, and affordable appliance repair service has made us the go-to choice for home- and business owners in the surrounding area.
There’s no better smell in a home than freshly washed laundry wafting from your washing machine, especially if it has a built-in dryer. Most washers can last up to 11 years, so we partner up with these household appliances for long periods of time – almost as long as most pets! Although Consumer Reports recommends replacing or repairing appliances over eight years old, so not quite like our furry friends.
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Common Washing Machine Problems & Signs You Should Book a Service Call

Recognizing the common washer problems is the first and most important step. Diagnosing an issue lets you determine whether it’s a DIY fix or if you need professional services. Some of the most common malfunctions include:

Washer Won’t Spin

When your washer doesn’t spin, it could be a sign that the load of laundry you’re trying to wash is too big. Most washers have a specific capacity of clothing or fabric that they can handle, so if you exceed that limit, it can easily lead to problems with performance.

 

However, if your washer won’t spin, even with small loads, then it’s a sign of a deeper problem. Typically, it’s a warning that the motor has malfunctioned, which is a relatively easy fix. However, several more complex mechanical issues have similar symptoms.

Washer Won’t Drain

Improper drainage is another issue that’s hard to diagnose. Usually, a homeowner won’t know they need professional washing machine repair service until the backed-up water creates a huge mess to clean up.

 

A washer that won’t drain could have several causes. For example, debris can be lodged into the drain hose, blocking the water from adequately leaving the basket.

 

Another reason why water wouldn’t be able to leave is a malfunctioning drain pump. When drain pumps are on the fritz, it typically indicates a more profound mechanical issue on the interior that would require repair services.

Washer Fills Slowly

When your washer fills up slowly or, worse, doesn’t fill at all, it’s because there’s a problem with your water inlet valve or inlet screens. The water inlet valve allows water to fill the main basket, while the inlet screen works to filter sediment and other unwanted debris from getting on your clothes.

 

The water inlet valve requires sufficient water pressure to fill the unit appropriately. Low pressure is typically caused by debris build-up on the inlet screen or deeper in the hose. It’s also possible for the valve itself to be defective. In that case, it’s best to call an Ideal Fix contractor to install a replacement.

Washer Won’t Fill With Water

A washer filling up with water is dependent on the water intake valve. So if your appliance is slow to fill up, or worse, not filling at all, then the problem most likely lies somewhere in the valve. The most common issue is a build-up on the intake screen, a component that keeps sediment and other debris from staining or damaging your clothes.

 

Another possible issue is the water pressure. If your home is experiencing low water pressure, you can expect that to affect your washing machine adversely.

Washer Stops Mid-Cycle

A washing machine stopping mid-cycle typically doesn’t have an easy solution. Almost all the possible causes (except for suddenly being unplugged) are complex and require looking at the machine’s internal electronics to find the most likely culprit. The problem could be as simple as a clogged hose or as complicated as a blown circuit board.

Unfortunately, this kind of malfunction leaves the appliance full of standing water and your laundry waterlogged. Still, Ideal Fix can have the problem diagnosed and resolved in no time at all so that you can get back to your routine. 

Washer Is Making Loud Noises

Washing machines are typically noisy in general, so it may be difficult to tell that there’s a problem at first. However, if your washer is making more noise than usual, there are several potential causes. The most common cause is debris, like a rock or change, getting loose inside the main compartment. As the washer goes through its cycle, the debris will rattle along the walls, potentially damaging sensitive components.

 

Debris is simple to remove but, if there isn’t any, then the next most likely cause is an obstruction in the drum. Resolving that problem will most likely require more specialized tools.

Washer Squeaking

An irritating squeak happening every time you try to wash your clothes is less than ideal. Unfortunately, there are many potential causes of a sudden squeak in your washing machine that can be hard to find and diagnose without a service call.  Thankfully, these issues usually don’t have origins that require serious repairs, but an expert opinion will help ensure that there isn’t a more severe issue.

 

For example, squeaking in your washer could simply be because it’s too new, squealing being common in freshly installed appliances. However, if the problem is more serious, an Ideal Fix repairman can quickly and accurately diagnose whatever’s causing the problem and provide expert repairs.

Washer Is Leaking Water

Most brands build washers, dryers, and other appliances in a way that guards against messy water leaks. However, those protections can wear down over time, and the complexity of the repairs depends on several factors. For example, some front load washers will develop debris on the door sealing, creating an opening for water to spill. A homeowner can fix this issue by simply cleaning the door.

 

However, a worn washer tub, broken intake valve, and clogged hosing are more complicated problems, requiring professional solutions. The experts at Ideal Fix will spot whatever is causing the leak and provide you with expert solutions to help solve the problem.

Washer Is Overflowing

An overflowing washing machine is similar to one that won’t fill at all in that both problems most likely start at the water intake valve. First, low water pressure passing through the valve generally causes a lack of water. In contrast, an overflow happens when the pressure detection within the valve fails entirely and never signals the valve to close.

 

Because the water intake valve doesn’t know when to stop drawing water into the washer, if it looks like your washing machine is experiencing this issue, unplug it and call an Ideal Fix repair person ASAP!

 

The excess water can flood the entire room quickly if not addressed.

Error Code on the Electronic Panel

An error code appearing on your washer can be stress-inducing, especially if you’re unfamiliar with its meaning. However, manufacturers install them into the washing machine as shorthand for the specific problem it’s facing. As a result, every brand has error codes specific to them and, when hiring professional washer repair people like those at Ideal Fix dramatically speeds up the repair process.

Washer Won’t Agitate

When there’s little to no agitation within your washer, the problem is most likely with the washer’s motor. The motor is directly responsible for allowing the main basket to agitate and clean clothes. A sudden drop in performance usually means that a specific component needs replacement after years of use. 

 

For example, the drive belts that connect the agitator to the motor, allowing it to function correctly, are usually stripped over time. A stripped drive belt won’t be able to create the friction necessary to spin the agitator. Issues with the transmission can also cause similar drops in performance.

Washer Vibration

Vibration isn’t out of the ordinary when it comes to the common washer; however, excessive or erratic movements could be a cause for concern.

 

There are less severe instances of excessive vibration, however. A washer can bounce back and forth when it’s overburdened with clothes, the water weighing the laundry down even further and causing the machine to shake throughout the wash cycle. Another reason your washer might have too much vibration is uneven flooring leaving it unbalanced.

 

Both problems have simple solutions, but if the vibration continues after that, Ideal Fix can help troubleshoot the underlying cause and fix it before the shaking damages your washer.

Washer Won’t Start

A washer that won’t turn could potentially mean a huge problem with the washer’s internal systems. However, there are more specific causes that should be ruled out first. More likely than not, fixing an unresponsive washer is simply a matter of plugging it back into its outlet, flipping a switch, or replacing a fuse.

 

It’s also possible that the washer simply overheated due to overuse; in that case, giving the unit time to rest should have it working again in no time. However, if there isn’t an apparent cause, it’s time to call for a professional diagnosis to determine if you need to replace the unit.

Washer Door or Lid Won’t Lock

Whether it’s a front load washer or a top load washer, one of the most critical components to its operation is the door lock. Not only does it work as a protection against leaks and unsightly water splatter, but it also tells the machine when it’s safe to start the washing cycle. When the lock fails, the washer door or lid won’t latch properly and, in turn, fail to start.

 

Unfortunately, while door locks are essential to the unit’s functionality, they tend to be made of cheap plastic material that degrades quickly and usually needs replacing.

Burning Smell From a Washer

There are several potential causes for a burning smell during your washer’s cleaning cycle, and most of them present serious fire hazards for the occupants of the building. After determining that the burning smell is coming from the washer and not something near it, the best course of action is to turn it off, unplug it, and immediately call Ideal Fix’s professional repair service.

 

Our workers will diagnose the problem quickly and devise several workable solutions to get your washer back in order.

Step-by-step troubleshooting provides a better idea of the cause. If there are compound issues or flooding, call the Ideal Fix appliance repair team immediately. Our fast and friendly staff can be on-site the same day and solve the problem swiftly.

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Why Choose Ideal Fix

If you have a problem, we can fix it. Ideal Fix offers appliance repair services no matter where you bought your washer or the complexity of the issue. All of our services come with expert craftsmanship and parts guaranteed as well as complete customer satisfaction.
People choose Ideal Fix for washing machine repairs because of our stellar reputation. Our expert technicians have performed countless restorations and replacements across all major and mid-size brands. That includes everything from Crosley to Capital appliance repair.
While we are known for washer repair and Capital appliance repair, Ideal Fix offers much more. We can repair your washer in addition to any oven, freezer, dishwasher, or water heater problems on the same day. Our goal is to provide high-quality repairs that extend the lifespan of all your appliances.

Express Washing Machine Repairs

We know the worst household appliance breakdowns come when you least expect them; that’s why Ideal Fix is standing by to service your washer and other appliances whenever you need us most. That includes convenient 24-hour appliance repair service on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
Ideal Fix schedules washer machine repair around your availability. Our team works with you to make sure your appliance repair experience is a positive one. Even if you need a laundry machine repair at midnight on a Sunday, you can be confident Ideal Fix will answer the phone.

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips

The cost of washer repair depends on the problems, their location, and the brand. For instance, high-end Capital appliance repair is more expensive than fixing a generic washer with a faulty latch. Most appliance repairs cost between $50 and $350.
Regular maintenance lets you save money through minor fixes and appliance repairs. That includes replacing faulty water hoses, cleaning the lint filter, adding drip pans, and eliminating mold and mildew. Also, keep the washer level to prevent any damage to the floor or machine.

Common Washing Machine Related Questions We Hear

We charge $75 for a service call, which is waived in case of repairs. Repair costs depend on the parts involved and the workhours needed to fix the issue.

If your appliance is still under warranty, they will usually repair or replace it with minimal to no cost. However, some issues don’t fall under warranty. Contact the appliance’s manufacturer for more information.

Most new appliances have a unique smell due to residues from the manufacturing process. It should go away on its own relatively shortly with regular use.

Appliances that come into contact or use water to operate can develop mould or mildew if they are not vented or emptied properly. Regular maintenance should keep humidity low enough to deter mould growth. Ideal Fix can troubleshoot the exact cause of the smell, fix it, and provide guidelines to prevent it from reoccurring.

Consider how much a repair is going to cost versus buying a brand-new appliance. When purchasing an appliance, you will get a warranty that protects from breaks or mishaps for a certain period, which can save money on repair costs. Additionally, new appliances generally use less electricity or water to run and are more environmentally friendly.

Your clothes washer provides you with regular support. Maintenance ensures you return the favor. Appliance maintenance involves periodic repairs to prevent significant breakdowns or malfunctions later.

Proactive maintenance is a cost-effective way to keep your washer running smoothly. The regular checkups also help you catch problems in their infancy. Early diagnosis lets you resolve an issue before it becomes complicated and costly.

Every washer has a series of hoses, pumps, and tubs that facilitate water to clean clothes. The washer can leak when one of those parts breaks or loosens. If you notice water pooling on the floor around your unit, shut off the water to the appliance.

The most common solution for a leak is to replace a leaky supply hose, internal hose, or pump. Some units may have a worn tub fitting, which creates a weak seal when retaining water. An Ideal Fix appliance repair specialist can diagnose the specific issue and fix it in no time.

Our appliance repair team takes the time to talk with you to understand your needs and issues. We then perform a thorough examination of the appliance and develop a personalized repair solution. Once our specialists have their plan sorted out, they can fix your washer the same day.

Ideal Fix is here to repair washers when they don’t perform as they should. We offer efficient and affordable repair services for everything from minor leaks to electrical malfunctions. Our goal is to provide washing machine repair on time and budget.

A washing machine that repeats cycles either doesn’t clean clothes or takes too long to finish cleaning, both of which provide suboptimal results. While there are a few possible reasons behind why this happens, it’s invariably due to a damaged or worn-out control board. Contact Ideal Fix and we’ll send a technician with a replacement board to get rid of the problem.

If the washing machine takes more time to pull water in, there could be a few reasons why. The most likely causes are a punctured intake pipe or a malfunctioning valve. Ideal Fix can replace leaking washing machine water pipes to remedy these problems and perform a more thorough diagnosis if needed.

If lights in the rooms flicker when the machine changes cycles, it could be a sign of a malfunctioning circuit or putting too much stress on the electrical grid. An Ideal Fix technician can take a closer look and diagnose the fault. We will determine if the problem can be repaired or if the machine needs to be replaced.

Smaller objects like pins, buttons, or loose coins can get stuck in the drum and damage the machine. Contact us to remove these items and repair the drum seals if necessary.

There can be several possible causes behind a washing machine making too much noise, and each requires a detailed examination. Contact Ideal Fix and schedule a washing machine repair to get to the bottom of this problem.

If the machine spins too fast during a cycle, it can damage certain fabrics and deteriorate its parts quicker. This is not normal behaviour, so contact us for assistance.

The most likely reason a washing machine doesn’t start up immediately and produces a humming noise is an issue with the water pump. Contact Ideal Fix to inspect the problem and replace the pump if needed.

Our Washing Machine Repair Service Areas

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Types of Washing Machines We Service

Ideal Fix services all major brands of washers. No matter where you purchased your unit, we can fix it. Here are some of the brands we repair:
Don’t see your brand on the list? Give us a call to learn more. We’ll let you know if we can fix the washer and have the right parts for the job.

Our Professional Approach

When people need an appliance repair service that they can trust, they contact Ideal Fix. We have earned customer’s loyalty through long-lasting and affordable repair services. Every one of our appliance repair technicians has the knowledge and hands-on experience to deliver the solutions you need at a price you can afford.
Our mission is to deliver a range of unparalleled appliance repairs that customers can’t wait to share with their friends and family. We take pride in earning people’s trust through honesty, integrity, and dependability. That’s why all our washer repair services come with upfront pricing and no-obligation estimates.
Discover a better way forward when you need a repairman for washing machines. Contact Ideal Fix and set up your appliance repair services today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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