Washing Machine Repairs
Free repair help on most aspects of UK washing machines by an engineer with 30 years experience in the trade -
- Choosing a repair engineer or company
- Search for an engineer for your post code
- DIY washing machine repairs advice
DIY Repair Safety
Trying to repair your own washing machine if you aren't qualified is dangerous though there are some simple repairs that can be tackled.
If you are determined to have a go yourself, then please read the important advice about DIY repair safety which also includes tips on things to watch out for after carrying out any repairs so you don't introduce new faults. Particularly note the advice in the first link below -
- I've turned the washing machine off at the socket or its own on off switch - I can't get a shock now can I?
- Is it dangerous attempting to repair my own washing machine?
- What is the best way to help someone who is getting an electric shock?
- Is there anything I should never do?
- What things do I need to watch out for after repairing or installing a washing machine?
- What about other safety issues (non electrical)?
DIY Repair Tips
Please, even if you feel confident with electricity, read the DIY safety points above which will almost certainly contain something new to bear in mind. (For example, some new washing machine modules can now give an electric shock even after the washing machine is unplugged!)
- What's the best way to pull a washing machine out?
- Can I turn the washing machine upside down?
- Do I need any special tools or equipment?
- Is it possible to introduce new faults while repairing or installing a washing machine?
- How to find a spare part - what information you need from the washing machine
- Where to find the proper model number and serial number on a washing machine
Book an appliance repair
If you want to find an engineer to repair your washing machine or any other kitchen appliance you can find a choice of repairers on my Book appliance repair page.
DIY: Fixing common washing machine faultsFor DIY repair help see - troubleshooting washing machine faults: DIY repair help
DIY repair help
DIY repairs have become more popular - or even necessary - as the cost of professional repairs have become closer and closer to the cost of buying a new machine. However, it could end up being more trouble than it's worth, so you should be confident you know what you're doing before tackling any repairs yourself.
You should seriously be aware of the potential dangers, and should never work with electrical appliances unless you are competent to do so.
If you are determined to have a go yourself, then please read the advice about DIY repair safety on the left column which also includes repairman's tips on things to watch out for after repairing a washing machines. Particularly note the advice in I've turned the washing machine off at the socket or its own on off switch - I can't get a shock now can I?
Professional repairers advice
There are many issues relating to having a washing machine engineer call to your house which are covered in this repairs section. (including links to book a washing machine repair).
- Book a washing machine repair - or another white goods appliance repair
- Should I use the manufacturer or an independent repair company?
- I have a 5 year parts guarantee - should I use it?
- I need someone quick, should I try an immediate call-out repairman?
- Should I look for a free estimate?
- Should I pay a call-out charge?
- Should I call a repairman out of normal working hours?
- Should I let my washing machine be taken away for repairs?
- Should I have my washing machine serviced regularly?