Washing machine repair service
The washing machine is one of the most important household appliances today. The days of doing a weekly wash taking an entire day are fortunately over. But what if you try to start the machine and it won’t start? Or, in the worst-case situation, it floods the floor? When an equipment, such as a washing machine, breaks down, it causes annoyance, disturbance, and can be costly.
Here we are a washing machine repair experts and have been carrying out washing machine repairs in Toronto for over 20 years .
we can repair your machine and have it back up and running quickly in the same day .next day appointments are available.
We repair a wide range of washing machines:
- Top load washing machines.
- Front load washing machine.
- Laundry units.
- Stackable washing machines.
Top-loading washing machine:
Top loading machines by General Electric Filter-Flo in a Laundromat. Wash water is poured through the perforated pans on the inside of the lid to catch lint, and the pans are placed atop the agitator.
During the wash cycle in a top-loading washer, water is largely circulated along the polloidal axis, as shown by the red arrow in this torus figure.
In Canada, the top-loading washers are the most popular. The garments are placed in a vertically mounted perforated basket inside a water-retaining tub, with a finned water-pumping agitator in the Centre of the basket’s bottom. The top of the machine, which is usually but not always open, is used to load the clothes.
The outer tub is filled with enough water during the wash cycle to fully immerse and suspend the clothing in the basket. The agitator pushes water outward between the paddles and towards the tub’s edge. In a torus-like circulation pattern, the water travels outward, up the sides of the basket, towards the centre, and then down to the agitator to repeat the process. Because continuous motion in one direction would result in the water spinning around the basket with the agitator instead of being pumped in a torus-shaped motion, the agitator direction is occasionally reversed. A huge revolving screw on some washers augments the agitator’s water-pumping motion.
A top-loading washing machine’s mechanism is intrinsically more sophisticated than a front-loading machine because the agitator and drum are separate and distinct. Manufacturers have evolved a number of methods for controlling the agitator motion during the wash and rinse cycles separately from the high-speed drum rotation required for the spin cycle.
While a top-loading washing machine could use a universal motor or a DC brushless motor, top-loading washing machines often employ induction motors, which are more expensive, heavier, and electrically efficient and dependable. A motor capable of reversing direction with every reversal of the wash basket is more suited to the action of a front-loading washing machine; a universal motor is noisy, less efficient, and lasts less time, but is better suited to the duty of reversing direction every few seconds.
The impeller type washtub, which introduced with its long-running series of top-loading machines, is an alternative to the oscillating agitator design. An impeller situated on the tub’s side rotates in a consistent direction, creating a fast-moving circulation of water in the tub that drags the garments down a toroidal route. The impeller design has the benefit of mechanical simplicity, as it only requires a single speed motor with belt drive to drive the Pulsator, eliminating the need for gearboxes or complicated electrical controls. However, it has the disadvantage of having a lower load capacity in relation to tub size.
Front-loading washing machine;
Modern drum of front-loading washing machine
In Europe, the front-loading clothes washer is the most popular. Most “high-end” washing machines in other parts of the world are of this type. Furthermore, the horizontal-axis design is used in the majority of commercial and industrial clothes washers around the world.
The inner basket and outer tub are mounted horizontally in this configuration, and the machine is loaded through a front door. A translucent window is usually present on the door, but not always. The cylinders back and forth revolution, as well as gravity, provides agitation. Paddles on the interior wall of the drum hoist the clothing, which are subsequently lowered. This motion stretches the fabric’s weave, forcing water and detergent solution through the load of laundry. Only enough water is required to wet the fabric because the wash operation does not require the clothing to be freely suspended in water. Front-loaders normally use less soap since less water is required, and the tumble action’s frequent dropping and folding might cause damage to the clothes.
Water usage is controlled in front-loaders by the surface tension of water and the capillary wicking action it causes in the cloth weave. A front-loader washer fills to the same low water level every time, but a large pile of dry items standing in water absorbs moisture, causing the water level to drop. The washer then refills to keep the water level the same. Because water absorption takes time with a motionless pile of fabric, practically all front-loaders start the washing process by slowly tumbling the garments under the stream of water entering and filling the drum, saturating them with water quickly.
In comparison to top-loaders, front-loading washers are mechanically simpler, as the main motor (a universal motor or variable-frequency drive motor) is generally connected to the drum through a grooved pulley belt and huge pulley wheel, eliminating the need for a gearbox, clutch, or crank. Some types have a direct motor connection to the drum, which eliminates the need for a belt and pulley. However, due to the drum being sideways in front-load washers, they have their own technical issues. A top-loading washer, for example, uses gravity to keep water inside the tub, whereas a front-loader must use a gasket to keep water from dripping onto the floor during the wash cycle. This door to the outside is locked.
Because opening the door while the machine is in use could result in water rushing out onto the floor, it is secured shut with an interlocking device for the duration of the wash cycle. The interlock is normally double-redundant in most machines to prevent it from being opened with the drum full of water or during the spin cycle. It’s easy to mistakenly pinch the fabric between the door and the drum on front-loaders without viewing windows on the door, causing shredding and damage to the pinched clothing during tumbling and spinning.
o keep clothing contained inside the basket throughout the tumble wash cycle, nearly all front-loading washers for the consumer market use a folded flexible bellows assembly around the door opening. Small articles of clothing, such as socks, could slip out of the wash basket near the door and fall down the narrow hole between the outer tub and basket, blocking the drain and perhaps jamming rotation of the inner basket if this bellows assembly is not employed. It may be necessary to completely disassemble the front of the washer and pull out the entire inner wash basket to retrieve lost things from between the outer tub and inner basket. Businesses’ commercial and industrial front-loaders (detailed below) rarely use bellows and instead rely on hydraulic; any small articles must be stored in a mesh bag near the basket opening to prevent loss.
For the consumer front-loader, the bellows assembly around the door could be a source of issues. During the high-speed extraction cycle, the bellows contain a significant number of flexible folds that allow the tub to move independently of the door. These folds can gather lint, dirt, and moisture on many machines, causing in mold and mildew growth as well as an unpleasant odor. Some front-loading washer manuals recommend wiping down the bellows with a strong bleach solution once a month, while others offer a special “freshening” cycle that involves running the machine empty and using a strong bleach solution.
The cantilevered attachment of the inner drum within the outer tub is the front loader’s mechanical weak spot. During the spin cycle, the drum bearing must handle the whole weight of the drum, the laundry, plus the dynamic loads caused by the sloshing of the water and the imbalance of the load. The drum bearing ultimately wears out and must be replaced, which often results in the machine being written off due to the failure of a relatively inexpensive component that is labor-intensive to replace. To cut costs, some manufacturers have “over molded” the drum bearing into the outside tub. However, because this renders the bearing unrepeatable without replacing the entire outer tub – which typically requires owners to junk the entire machine – this could be considered a form of built-in obsolescence.
Clothing can be packed more firmly in a front loader than in a top-loading washer, up to the maximum drum volume if utilizing a cotton wash cycle. This is because wet cloths take up less space than dry cloths, and front loaders can self-regulate the amount of water required for proper washing and rinsing. Extreme overloading of front-loading washers pulls clothes towards the narrow gap between the loading door and the front of the wash basket, potentially causing fabrics to fall between the basket and the outer tub, shredding garments, and clogging the basket’s motion.
Common problems with washing machine
- Washing machine is not starting.
- Washing machine is noisy.
- Excessive vibrations during operation.
- Washing machine making noise when draining or not draining at all.
- Over-filling or under-filling the washing machine.
- Washing machine not spinning.
- Water leaking from soap drawer.