What would you do without your washing machine? If the very thought fills you with terror, hopefully you’ll never have to experience a sudden washing machine breakdown; however, if you do, it’s important not to panic. While suddenly being without a washing machine is inconvenient, the situation is manageable. Just keep the following steps in mind.
1. If you have a load of laundry in the washer when it breaks down, cut open trash bags and cover the floor in the area of your washing machine with them to help minimize the mess. Empty the washing machine’s contents into one or more large buckets. Use a utility sink, outside tap or kitchen sink to rinse the clothes if there is detergent left in them, and then wring them out well. If you have a solo dryer, you can then dry the clothing as usual. If you have a washer-dryer combo, hang your clothes outside or inside in a sunny, well-ventilated space to dry.
2. Make arrangements for washing your clothes if necessary. If you must have your laundry done on the day of a breakdown, you can wash must-have pieces by hand, head to a local Laundromat or call a same-day laundry service.
3. Don’t start shopping immediately. The biggest mistake that people make when their washing machine breaks down is running out to buy a new one the same day. Often, problems with washing machines can be easily repaired for far less than the price of purchasing a new one. Call us before you head into a store. We’ll send an experienced technician to your home as quickly as possible and provide you with our expert, honest opinion about whether or not you need a new washing machine. Although you may be tempted to go out and buy one right away, keep in mind that you’ll likely need to wait for a washing machine to be delivered anyway. Most repairs can be made the same day we visit, allowing you to return to laundry as usual more quickly.