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5 Signs You Need To Replace Your Washing Machine

Don't let a problematic appliance ruin an important household task!

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Every homemaker knows that a great washing machine shouldn’t be taken for granted—this humble piece of mechanism allows us to do one of the most tedious home-related tasks easily so we can accomplish more important things in a day. Just like any other appliance, however, washing machines tend to reveal its age after a few years of wear and tear. To help you determine if it is time for you to invest in a new unit, be wary of these tell-tale signs: 

1. Water won’t stop leaking from the machine.

A non-stop leak is usually the most obvious sign that your unit is experiencing a problem. Typically, this is only a result of a loose connection and can be easily fixed by securing the hose. However, if it still dispenses the same amount of water in every load, it might be time to buy a new machine.

2. The drum is no longer turning.

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If the drum isn't spinning, try checking the belts and the lid switch as soon as you can. Faulty belts are usually an easy replacement, but broken lid switches are a different story—it will require the help of a pro and a great deal of elbow grease.  

3. The machine makes excessive noise.

Does your washing machine sound like it is about to take flight? Try repositioning your washer where all four of its feet are on a level surface. If that doesn’t do the trick, you might have to call a technician to check on it—excessive noise is a surefire sign that something is wrong and it's time to do some damage control. 

4. Water remains in the drum.

As a general rule, there shouldn’t be leftover water in the drum after every cycle. If a small puddle of water is left in your machine after doing the laundry, you may want to check the drain hose or water pump for unexpected clogs. In both cases, however, most professionals would recommend replacement as a more cost-efficient solution. 

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5. It has reached the end of its lifespan.

Most washers promise to last a little over a decade, but in reality, most appliances peak at the 8th year mark. Think about it this way—the closer you get to the end of its life, the more expensive repairs can become. After a while, it just makes more sense to spend good money on a newer unit that can last longer. 

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