Washer Dryer Repair Guru FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Common Washer Dryer Repair Guru FAQ

Boasting over 30 years of dependable washer and dryer service, Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru are seasoned experts at repairing, cleaning and maintaining home appliances for all of the major models and brands of washers and dryers.

Whether your brand of household or business washers and dryers in the United States is old or new, the skilled mechanics at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru will get the job done. We service: Admiral, Amana, CrosleyFrigidaire, General Electric, Hotpoint, Inglis, Kenmore, Kirkland Signature, LGMaytag, Roper, SamsungSpeed Queen, Whirlpool and White Westinghouse. To learn more, visit our Brands We Service page.

Oh no! Wet floors are hazardous and even a small leak can cause floor damage and be annoying to clean up. While many washing machine leaks are common to all models and can be found by a novice, the experts at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru understand that a closer inspection of your washing machine is necessary to find the leak.

We Suggest this 6-Step Diagnosis Process:

  1. Turn the washing machine off and unplug it. This will prevent you from getting a shock while you are looking for the leak.
  2. Inspect the seal around the door of a front load machine. Leaks can manifest from cracks or holes in the seal.
  3. Examine the fill hoses and be sure they are secured properly, loose connections can leak. Hoses that are cracked, kinked or crushed can develop leaks. Many manufacturers suggest that fill hoses need to be replaced every five years.
  4. Look over the gasket or seal inside the hose, between the tap and hose, if you’ve completed step three and the tap is still leaking. If the seal is worn it may cause a leak.
  5. Check the strainer or valve screen inside the hose connection of the fill hose for clogs. Not all machines have strainers in their hoses.
  6. Inspect the drain hose for clogs, cracks or leaks and be sure it is attached to the drain facility correctly.

If you cannot find the leak the problem is more likely an internal, mechanical part failure, and it is in your best interest to call upon the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru’s expertise to diagnosis and repair your malfunctioning washer or dryer. Be smart and Contact Us for an appointment today!

If your dryer doesn’t heat up properly, it’s possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru are seasoned appliance repair experts who know how to fix this annoying issue. For your convenience, follow these 3 Helpful Hints:

3 Simple Ways to See if your Dryer is getting Proper Voltage:

  1. The first thing to establish when troubleshooting the clothes dryer is whether the dryer will start or not. If it won’t, first check the outlet and the circuit breaker. Should the breaker trip or the dryer not start this is often indicative of the bad motor.
  2. If the dryer will start but the drum refuses to turn, there are three possible causes; the belt, pulley or motor. Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru offers a multiple-point inspection for every major brand of dryer and is able to make the diagnosis to provide you with an ethical and reliable estimate.
  3. If the dryer makes a humming noise but the drum won’t turn, the problem is often the motor.

If you are not sure what the problem is, it is always best to get a professional opinion before spending money on an unnecessary repair or even a new machine. The experienced repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru can distinguish whether the problem is mechanical, related to proper voltage, or both. We are confident that we can identify and diagnose the problem in your particular machine, and take care of it efficiently and effectively. Contact Us Today!

That’s a good question! And one of the more common Washer Dryer Repair Guru FAQ.

The traditional Top Load model or “load-from-the-top”-style of washers are the most commonly used type of washing machine. When working properly, the top load washer should fill with water, wash the clothes with detergent, drain, rinse, and spin.

On the other hand,  Front Load models or “load-from-the-front”-style of washers are becoming the preferred choice for commercial and home-use clothes laundering due to their increased efficiency. Because Front Load Washers operate without an agitator, front load washers use less electricity and water than traditional Top Load Washing Machines, making them increasingly more popular.

3 Useful Tips for Top Load Washing Machines

  • Use only HE (High Efficiency) soap
  • Use only front load washer products
  • Avoid over loading the machine

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Washing Machine Repair Questions

Customers who ask this Washer Dryer Repair Guru FAQ are often concerned that their home or business-use washing machine may need to be replaced. This is a very common occurrence with top load washers, however in our experience, the problem can most likely be fixed by one of our skilled appliance repair technicians without having to replace the appliance.

Each brand of washing machine has its own typical manufacture-related mechanical problems; however, the most common explanation is the safety switch mechanism. It is best to get a professional opinion from the qualified appliance repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru before spending money on unnecessary repairs or a new washer all together.

The experienced repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru can distinguish whether the problem is mechanical or related to the safety switch mechanism. We are confident that we can identify and diagnose the problem in your particular home appliance machine and take care of it efficiently and effectively. Contact Us Here!

Both home appliance manufactures and the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru recommend that the inlet hose be changed every five-years. This important part, the inlet hose, pumps water into the machine making sure the right amount goes in for your preferred laundry cycle.

Understanding the importance of preventive measures, the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru knows to make sure that the hoses attached to your washer are burst-proof to avoid flooding or other disastrous effects.

Bursting washing machine hoses cause nearly 150 million dollars of damage a year in the United States and Canada. Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru carries the highest quality brands of burst-proof hoses at a fair price. Contact Us for more info.

The Guru advises you, not to panic! This Washer Dryer Repair Guru FAQ is a common occurrence with front load washers. More than likely, the machine is not broken. Front load washers have a very efficient basket, pump and pulley system that needs to be cleaned out occasionally. Front load washers also have sensors that recognize when there is water in the machine, so if there is anything clogging the water pump, the washer will not complete the cycle.

A clogged water pump can quickly escalate into a bigger problem when not addressed in time. Be smart and Contact Us for an appointment today!

If your washing machine will pump out water, but not spin it could be one of several issues. Each brand of washing machine has its own typical manufacture-related mechanical problems; and the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru are experts at identifying this common issue .

It is best to get a professional opinion from the qualified appliance repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru before spending money on unnecessary repairs or a new washer all together.

The experienced repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru can distinguish whether the problem is mechanical, electrical or related to a washing machine not spinning properly. We are confident that we can identify and diagnose the problem in your particular home appliance machine and take care of it efficiently and effectively. Contact Us Here!

When your washing machine will not drain or spin, you may wish to perform some troubleshooting efforts. Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru offers these Six Simple Steps to help identify the source of the issue and possibly help determine a solution.

How to Troubleshoot Why Your Top Load Washing Machine Isn’t Draining in Six Simple Steps:

  1. Open the washer lid and move the clothing items around so the load is evenly distributed, as the washing machine may not be able to spin or drain properly if the items are not balanced. Do not under or overload the washer, always maintain moderate load size.
  2. Avoid connecting the washing machine to an extension cord, as most extension cords provide insufficient power supply and may result in problems with the washer spinning or draining.
  3. Lower the drain hose if the end of the hose is set more than 8 feet above the ground. This can redirect water back into the washing machine instead of draining as expected.
  4. Clean and straighten the drain hose. Make sure the washing machine is only operated in above-freezing temperatures, as the pipes may freeze when the weather is extremely cold.
  5. Open the lid and look closely to see if a clothing item has gotten stuck in between the inner and outer tubs inside the washing machine. If so, turn off and unplug the washing machine and remove the item with a pair of pliers.
  6. Contact an authorized service technician for assistance if the methods described here do not resolve the problem, as other potential reasons for the issue (such as a broken pump pulley or motor coupler) may require professional.

If you experience any issues or concerns while using our Six Simple Troubleshooting Steps, Contact Us right away so we can send one of our handy and highly-qualified appliance repair technicians to your home or business.

Washing machines have an electrically operated valve in them called a “water mixing valve.” This important valve has separate solenoids for the hot and cold water. It’s very possible that the cold water solenoid isn’t working.

Besides the cold water solenoid on the water mixing valve not working, it could also be that the shut off valve to the machine’s cold water supply hose is closed or that the filtration screen in that supply hose is clogged up. It is best to get a professional opinion from the qualified appliance repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru before spending money on unnecessary repairs or a new washer all together.

The experienced repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru can distinguish whether the problem is mechanical, electrical or related to a washing machine not providing cold or hot watet. We are confident that we can identify and diagnose the problem in your particular home appliance machine and take care of it efficiently and effectively. Contact Us Today!

To read more about this annoying issue, check out the Guru Blog post, “Washing Machine Not Getting Any Cold Water” here.

If your washing won’t spin it could be one of several issues. Each brand of washing machine has its own typical manufacture-related mechanical problems; and the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru are experts at identifying this common issue .

It is best to get a professional opinion from the qualified appliance repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru before spending money on unnecessary repairs or a new washer all together.

The experienced repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru are experts at distinguishing whether the problem is mechanical, electrical or related to a washing machine not spinning properly. We are confident that we can identify and diagnose the problem in your particular home appliance machine and take care of it right away so that your clothes will come out warm and dry every time. Contact Us Here!

Clothes Dryer Repair Questions

This one is just so annoying, isn’t it? With over 30 years of trusted appliance reapir service, Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru understands there could be many reasons for a dryer to stop working properly.

The problem could be something as simple as a clogged dryer duct, or as serious as igniter failure. A decrease in your home 0r business heating efficiency could also indicate a constriction of air-flow that is preventing hot air from entering the drying chamber.

Whether your clogged dryer duct is preventing heat from entering the drying chamber, or the heating coils aren’t working properly, Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru can easily diagnos and repair your broken clothes dryer.

If you are not sure what the problem is, it is always best to get a professional opinion before spending money on an unnecessary repair or even a new machine. The experienced repair technicians at Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru can distinguish whether the problem is mechanical, related to a clog in the dyer duct, or both. We are confident that we can identify and diagnose the problem in your particular machine, and take care of it efficiently and effectively. Contact Us Today!

If you’d like your home appliance clothes dryer to last as long as possible, yes absolutely.

Aside from following the instruction manual’s recommendations for general upkeep and lint removal, Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru highly recommends that all brands of clothing dryers receive a regular professional cleaning every 18 months. Unmaintained dryers can cause excessive lint and heat build-up that could become a potential dangerous fire hazard in some models.

Don’t waste time wondering if you should, just Call Us to speak with one of our qualified appliance reapir technicians today! You can also send us an email here.

Cleaning your dryer vent is more than just a simple chore, it’s a safety must. Trust the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru on this one. The lint that builds up in your dryer’s vent can cause a clog, which is a fire hazard.

Dryer fires are a serious issue, and the way to prevent them is to make sure your vent is kept clean and clog-free. You can clean the dryer vent yourself if you have the right tools, just follow these 3 Helpful Hints:

3 Easy Steps to Determining if there is a Clog in the Dryer Vent:

  1. Check your lint screen. If there isn’t much lint on it and you’ve been doing laundry, it’s possible the lint may have been caught in the vent instead of the lint screen, which means you have a clog. (Excessive lint in the area around where your dryer is can also be a sign of a problem.)
  2. Time your dryer cycle. If it’s taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, or if you are having to run each load more than one time, you may have a stopped-up vent. Items that are still damp after repeated drying cycles is a sure sign of a clog.
  3. Feel your clothing and the actual dryer. Clothes just out of the dryer that are extremely hot or an excessively hot dryer can signal a clogged vent.

Being that a clogged dryer vent can easily lead to a dryer fire, it is always best to consult a professional clothes dryer technician as soon as possible. Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru offers a convenient Toll-Free call at (800) 871-1090, or Contact Us Here!

There are many easy and convenient ways to help make your clothing dryer have a longer lifespan. Lucky for you, the Los Angeles Washer Dryer Repair Guru are experts at keeping your home appliances working great for years on end. Just follow our 5 Simple Solutions for Longer Dryer Life.

 5 Simple Solutions for Longer Dryer Life

  1. Clean the lint screen after each use
  2. Have your dryer professional cleaned every 18-months, Contact Us Today!
  3. Keep the outside exhaust area clean
  4. Use the automatic dry cycle instead of the timed cycle
  5. Separate loads into light and heavy items (underwear and rugs do better if kept apart!)

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Simply contact us to schedule an appointment and an experienced, highly-qualified repair technician will be at your door to fix your washing machine or dryer in the comfort and convenience of your home or business.

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Los Angeles, CA 90035