When we purchase a washing machine, we expect it to last for a while
And in most cases, they do last for around ten years, depending on the brand that you’ve chosen. However, instances can occur that cause your washing machine to break sooner than you’d anticipated it to. Often, we don’t know that we need to replace our washing machines before it’s too late and it’s broken beyond repair. To avoid this happening to you, read on to find out what 7 of the most tell-tale signs are that you need a new washing machine before it’s too late.
- It’s Leaking Excessively
This is, more often than not, a way of knowing for certain that it’s time to get a new washing machine. But, before you start hunting, it would be a good idea first to inspect the pipes, because if these are leaking, they’re a lot easier and cheaper to replace than the entire washing machine. But, if the pipes and connections are worn through, it might be time for you to start shopping around.
- It’s Making A Lot of Noise
If when you use your washing machine, it starts making a noise like it’s about to lift off the ground and take flight, this could be a sign that you need to replace it. However, before you hop online and start researching options, it’s good to know that the noise could be a result of the machine being unbalanced, which is usually a quick and easy fix. We would recommend getting a specialist on the phone and having them assess your washing machine, which could end up saving you money.
- Water is No Longer Filling the Drum
If the drum of your washing machine isn’t filling up with water anymore, it could be due to various reasons. For example, it could be a delayed cycle selection, a kink in the hose, or a problem with your faucets. We recommend that you check all three of these potential issues. If after you’ve checked them and know for sure that they aren’t the cause of the problem, it could be that your water intake valve or filter is faulty, which is when you need to have your machine looked at by a professional who will be able to advise you on the appropriate next steps.
- It’s Older than 10 Years Old
Nothing lasts forever. The same goes for washing machines or any other appliance for that matter. If your washing machine is reaching the 10-year mark, it would be in your best interest to start looking for a replacement. The closer it gets to the end of its life, the more expensive repairs will become, in these cases, replacements are often more cost-effective than repair and maintenance jobs on a machine that’s on its way out.
- It’s Moving Excessively
A washing machine should remain in one place when it’s functioning correctly. And if yours is shaking violently from side to side, it’s time to start looking for a replacement. If your washing machine is moving, this can result in water leaking out of it and ruining your floors. It can also lead to the growth of mildew and mould, and even pull loose from its connections, which can be dangerous.
- It’s Emitting a Strange Odour
Older front loader washing machines will often give off a particular odour on a regular basis. Usually, when this is the case, the foul smell can even pull into your clothing, which of course, is not ideal. If your washing machine is emitting an odour, it could be a result of it failing to clean itself adequately, which leads to the growth of mould and mildew, which gives off a bad smell. If you’re experiencing this issue with your washing machine, it’s time for you to shop around for a new one.
- It’s No Longer Efficient
There have been a lot of technological advancements in washing machines when it comes to ecological and environmentally-friendly functionality. Older washers will often use more water and electricity than their newer counterparts. Therefore, if you’re looking to save money on your water and electricity bills, and reduce your carbon footprint in the process, it’s time to upgrade your washing machine.
If after reviewing the above signs, you’ve realized that it’s time to replace your washing machine, we can provide you with the ideal solution. Contact Nexus today to speak to one of our friendly and professional members of staff who will help you find the ideal replacement washing machine to suit your needs.