Signs That Your Washing Machine Is Breaking Down

If you are like a lot of people, you find that it is extremely important for you to have your own washing machine in your home. Without a working washing machine in your house, you are likely to find that your clothes, sheets, and towels will quickly start to pile up in the hamper. Since it can be hard to find the time and energy to sit down at the local laundromat, you will want to be aware of the signs that indicate that your machine is starting to break down. This way, you will know when it is time to buy a new one.

The Clothes Are Always Soaked

It's true that the clothing you put in the washing machine will become soaked during the wash and rinse cycles. However, when it comes time for the final spin, your clothes and anything else that is in there should be spun so much that all of the extra water is removed. When you remove your clothes they should be wet to the touch but they should not have water dripping from them. If they do, or if you notice a puddle of water still in the bottom of the washing machine tub, you have a problem. It is time to start shopping for a new washing machine.

There Is Water Leaking From The Bottom

If you notice that there is water starting to come out from under the washing machine, you will need to take immediate action. The last thing you want is a completely wet basement and all of the trouble that comes with that, such as mold and mildew. First, check to see if it is just one of the hoses in the back that may have come loose or gotten cracked. That can be an easy fix. If that is not it and the water is truly coming from the underside of your washing machine, it is time to start looking for a new washer. In the meantime, you might want to refrain from using your old washer, as the problem could get suddenly worse, causing water to cover your floor.

When you are looking for a new washing machine, ask if the delivery men can remove the old washing machine from your house, as that will save you a lot of hassle. If they can't, you can always move it to the front of your property with a sign on it that states it is free scrap metal. Someone might come along and pick it up.