When to Replace a Gasket on a Washing Machine

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

As a water-using appliance, your washer comes with a plastic gasket around the edge. In front load washers, this piece of pliable plastic forms a seal when the door is closed, preventing any of the wash water that is touching it from escaping. Unfortunately, any seal, over time, will begin to age. When that happens, you need to replace the … Read More

How to Stop a “Walking” Washer

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

A walking washer is a common issue in which your washer vibrates with so much motion that it starts to move. It literally starts walking out of position and can get as far as the plug and hoses let it. Obviously, if it starts unplugging itself and yanking the drain hose out of proper position, this is an issue. Of … Read More

How to Test the Lid Switch in Your Washer

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

It such a small switch, but it has such a huge effect. The lid switch on your washer is essentially a safety mechanism. It is what allows the washer to start when the lid is closed, and what is responsible for stopping the appliance when the lid is abruptly opened. This switch is what keeps water from sloshing all over … Read More

When Do You Need to Replace Washer Hoses?

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

Washer hoses, at least the old ones, do not last forever. Unlike many other working parts of a washer that are less likely to fail for a decade or more, the hoses that are exposed to pressurized water can wear down quickly and need replacement. However, do you know how often you should be replacing your washer hoses? The answer … Read More

What to Check When Your Washing Machine Won’t Drain

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

Have you opened up your washing machine only to find not just your clothing wet, but standing water lingering in your machine? Clearly something is wrong, but aside from grabbing a bucket and bailing the water out, you may not have an idea of what you need to do next. Removing the Water While troubleshooting, you will likely not want … Read More

Why is Your Washing Machine Leaving Stains Behind?

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

Your washer has literally one job. You use it to clean your clothes. However, if you are pulling your clothes out and notice new stains that weren’t even there before, your appliance has a problem. However, there is no one cause that will make a washing machine start staining your clothes. You will need to look at the color of … Read More

Does Your Washer Need a Software Update?

ARSWasher RepairLeave a Comment

While even younger washer owners may be expecting something mechanical like their parents had, technology is ever marching forward and appliances are swept up with it. As such, washing machines today come with digital screens, motherboards, and even wifi connection. As some aspects of your washing machine are now handled by a computer, there may be a day where it … Read More