Last updated on March 24th, 2017
Free help on most aspects of UK washing machine repair by an engineer with 30 years experience in the trade. Articles related to finding and dealing with an engineer, advice on disputes with engineers, call out charges etc. Plus many articles giving help on fixing your own washing machine covering most common faults and problems.
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DIY help: Common washing machine faults
For do it yourself repair help, see my list of the most common washing machine problems – troubleshooting washing machine faults
DIY Repair Safety
Trying to repair your own washing machine if you aren't qualified is dangerous, although 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 things do I need to watch out for after repairing or installing a washing machine?
- What about other safety issues and tips (non electrical)?
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 and especially now the economy is so bad but 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 never work with electrical appliances unless you are competent to do so. (For example, some washing machine modules can now give an electric shock even after the washing machine is unplugged!)
DIY Repair Tips
- What’s the best way to pull a washing machine out?
- Is it possible to introduce new faults while repairing or installing a washing machine? (5 things to watch out for)
- Where to find the proper model number and serial number on a washing machine
Advice Relating to Professional Repairers
There are many issues relating to having a washing machine engineer call to your house which are covered in this repairs section.
- 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 – are they really free?
- Should I pay a call-out charge – what does no call out mean?
- Should I let my washing machine be taken away for repairs?
- Should I have my washing machine serviced regularly?
- Book an appliance repair
Common repair problems
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