Whether you lease or own your home, it’s likely that you have encountered the stressful situation where something has broken down, gone wrong, or stop working altogether! In particular, washer dryers seem to get a lot of use and so can quite often stop working properly. Of course, you can’t do without clean clothes, so it’s an issue needs to be sorted as soon as possible. Luckily, there are some ways of dealing with this crisis while keeping a cool head. Read on to find out what they are.

When your washer breaks down, it can cause chaos!

Identify the issue
The first task you need to complete if your washer has broken down is to identify what is actually wrong with it. This isn’t as difficult as you might think, as there is plenty of advice on Google that can help you work out what has gone wrong.

I’m not suggesting that you fix it yourself though, as anything that combines electricity and water should be looked at a by a professional. It should also be switched off as soon as you think it’s going wrong for safety reasons. Instead, finding out what the issue is is about knowing whether it’s worth getting the machine repaired or whether it’s more cost effective to buy a new one.

Don’t forget too, that while your washer is out of action, there are alternatives that you can use to clean your clothes. One is taking your items to a launderette and using their washer and dryers.

The second is to hand wash items in the bath or sink. Yes, it a bit more time consuming than you are used to but it convenient and will allow you to wash the clothes that you need quickly, even if your washer is broken.

Repair or replace?
Once you have an idea of what is wrong with your washer you can make the decision to repair or replace it. Of course, it is going to be more expensive to buy a new washer. However, if you are sensible about it and consider personal loans with low interest rates to pay for the device, it can be more cost-effective in the long run. The reason being that washer repair people often charge quite a lot, and there is no guarantee that these will work properly or last for a long time. Something that means it can be easier all round to just invest in a new one.

Prevention is better than cure
Last of all, once you have your new or repaired washer sorted remember that taking care of it is vital to ensure that it last as long as possible.

To do this be sure to include descaling treatments if you are in an area with hard water. Also, remember to check all the pockets of your clothes before you put them in the laundry, as well as the empty the tray at the bottom regularly that is used to catch things that shouldn’t be there like coins, buttons, and collar stiffeners. Then you will help keep your washer working for as long as possible!

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