Washing Machine On The Blink!

Washing Machine On The Blink - It's broken!
@maddysmommy (16243)
United States
October 22, 2007 7:34am CST
Something is wrong with our washing machine. I put a load on last night and about an hour later when I went to check to see if it was done, it was still filled with water. I reset the dial on rinse and spin but nothing:( I spent 40 minutes emptying out all the wet clothes, rinsing them in the shower and then putting them in the dryer, then getting all the water out - what a job. I am not looking forward to finding out what is wrong with it, let alone fixing it. I'm sure its going to cost an arm and a leg!! What a start to the week!
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12 responses
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Oh YUK thats terrible. It sounds like its the spinner. I bet it wont cost to much to have it fixed. Or it could be a simple as a belt. Call around get some prices. I wish you luck with it. I hope your week will get better. hugs to you
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Terrible alright - I have avoided it all morning LOL but I know I have to check with the landlord first and find out whether they can get someone in to repair it or whatever!
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I hope they get someone out for you. I will say some prayers keep us updated.
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• United States
22 Oct 07
Awww that sucks! We had washer problems a year ago. The one we had craped out. We went and got a used one and that one craped out as well! Then we got another used one..dont know why..and it went to. All within a months time! I told my husband to borrow enough to go get a new one. I still have that one and its working great. I got it at a place where they sell appliances for cheaper than normal places. I only paied 250$ for it. Honestly its easier to buy a new on than spend the money fixing the old one!!
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Oct 07
$250 not bad for a new washing machine. I have to sort it out with the landlord first and find out whether they can get someone in to repair it as I'm sure they would not want to replace it LOL
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
I'm sorry that this situation has somehow ruined your first day of the week, I'm pretty sure that I could fix that for you if I was just your neighbor!;) I have just finished doing my laundry, good thing everything went out fine. I left it to hang dry on the sun, it's really not a typical work of the guy but it does make wonders!;)
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I commend you raijin for doing your own washing, i wish my husband at times did his own too LOL I hope it isnt anything major and its repairable - will have to talk it over with the landlord - thanks for your comment and hope your week is a good one too :D:D
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
22 Oct 07
I feel for you on that one. I have had to do that too and it is very had work. I am bold, I will usually try to tinker with it for a while and see what the problem is. But, don't take my advice. I haven't got much sense when it comes to things like that, LOL. I know how frustrating it can be when you are depending on an appliance to work and it just goes out on you. I recently bought some ink for my printer and I could not get it to allign correctly, so everything that I print is coming out in pink, GRRRR.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I could try but then again I might just make it worse LOL I might need to talk it over with the landlord first and find out whether they will repair it or its up to us (not sure need to check with Matt) It is frustrating because with all the clothes and things we go through, its gets tiring after a while hand washing everything!
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
23 Oct 07
I would think that if the machine was there before you were, then the landlord should be responsible for fixing it. Unless it was brand new when you moved in, you do not know how much wear and tear it got before you finished it off, cough, cough, I mean used it.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Oct 07
hahaha - I can tell its not brand new and its probably been here a while. I just called someone to come in and take a look at it tommorrow ($59 later for the call in or whatever they call it). I was tinkling around with it and wasn't sure what I was looking at so I thought I better stop there incase I do more damage. Its those washing machines that has a dryer connected to it and sits on the top (not sure what they are called) so I think its an older model.
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@Margajoe (4722)
• Germany
23 Oct 07
Hi! Have you checked to see if someting is plugging, where the water has to go out. Maybe a sock or something? You probably have, but other then this I canĀ“t imagine what it could be. Good Luck.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I haven't checked anything - hmmm maybe i will tonight. The washer and dryer is in a small space so I hope I can get in and find out whether it is or not? thanks Margajoe!
@Margajoe (4722)
• Germany
23 Oct 07
Your welcome. Only hope it helps. Sometimes there is a lid on the back of a washing machine. On the bottum. You could try to open it to see if water comes out. But, please turn off the electricity first! The electicity of the washing machine. Better safe then sorry, I always say. Good Luck! Have a nice day.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Our machine has a dryer attached to it and sits on the top. Would that mean it also has the same back thing you mentioned? I tried moving the whole thing this morning and boy it wouldn't budge. I'm wondering whether it has ever been moved since we moved in last year! I asked my hubby to take a look but he says just to call someone in. I was hoping if it was just something simple as a clogged whatever, then we could deal with it but he would rather get a professional to take a look at it. $59 later after making the call, a technician is coming in tommorrow - fingers crossed its just a clogged pipe or something!
@kimthedane (1000)
• Denmark
25 Oct 07
Bless ya hunni. Worse thing about this buy and throw away culture we live in now a days. is that when something breaks down, it will be just as expensive to repair as a new mashine. Still you can save a lot of money if you can find one on line. Greetings :)
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
26 Oct 07
I don't know if you read my post I put up today - as soon as the technician came and touched a buttom it started worked (bloody hell) boy did i feel stupid hahah but laughed about it all day! just as well the hubby laughed along with me after $59 went down the drain.
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• Denmark
26 Oct 07
Lol, that is so great for you both. Not often you have the chance to laugh at flushing money down the drain. Bet its in relief that it did not cost you 7-900$ for a new washer. I glad for you :)
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@carolscash (9504)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Well, I hope that you have found a way of finding out what is wrong with your machine and I hope that they landlord is willing to help you get a new one. It seems as though it is never worth fixing them. I like mine except it likes to eat socks! I swear that I am missing ten of them everytime that I do laundry.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Oct 07
haha! a technician is coming in tommorrow - i couldnt' pull the thing out so i have left it as it is and will wait until they take a look at it. Fingers crossed its just something clogged and not anything major. Thanks for responding carolscash.
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
23 Oct 07
1. you should check the filter first. 2. the pump went to wrong. You can not fix it. YOu can hear if it is working
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I turned it on again this morning and I can hear the motor running, but no rinsing action so I'm hoping its just a simple job - we shall see. The technician is coming in tommorrow, thanks for respondng Dolcerina!
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
We share the same dilema, I could tell though that your washer is way, way hi-tech than mine, lol,! Have you tried hand-washing, not that I'm recommending it, but that's what I've been doing lately til I get my washer fixed. I could tell you how appreciative I am to the man who discovered the washing machine to this day. Any idea who? Hope your problem will be solved anytime soon.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Oh I have done a lot of handwashing in my time - when we use to live in Samoa - it was several months before we could afford on so everything was done by hand - clothes were ok, its when I got to the towels, sheets and bigger items which were a pain. I might just do that but we shall see. I have yet to speak with the landlord about it. Thanks for responding.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
22 Oct 07
That sounds bad. It could be that the drainage hose is clogged or the drainage pump has failed or there is some clothing stuck in it. You will have to clean out the drainage pipe. If that does not work, you will have to call a plumber and they do charge an arm and a leg. Luckily I have a handyman husband, and he is usually able to buy the extra parts if we need them.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Oh I wished my husband was a handyman then it wouldn't cost us so much to fix things- I hope it isn't as bad as I think it is but we will see after we have talked to the landlord :)
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
22 Oct 07
It may be somethings as simple as a belt, or the transmission may have gone bad. I bought a new machine (GE)and the transmission wore out after a year and a half! Some manufacturers will have a five-year warrantee on the transmission, so if you're machine isn't that old I would check on that if it turns out to be the problem. You still would probably have to pay the labor cost but it shouldn't be too high.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I'm not too sure on how old the machine is. I will have to check with the landlord as we have only been living here for over a year. Not sure if they will do the repairs or if its our responsibility, hopefully it isnt anything major and affordable. Thanks for your comment jillbeth.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Awwww...that sucks! Have you found out what's wrong with it yet? That's crappy when appliances that you have to have daily go on the fritz. I hope you get it fixed okay.