Clothes Not Drying
In case the clothes are not getting dry with the same drying time, it could be a sign that your washer requires repair services. This is because washer dryers depend on proper airflow to cycle hot air through clothes as they tumble and expel damp air through the vent hose. Any airflow problem may result in damp air lingering inside the drum ending up increasing the amount of time it takes the clothes to dry. It is important to check and make sure that the lint trap is clean and inspect the vent hose for blockages if the clothes do not dry quickly enough. Failing components may also cause the clothes to dry slowly if you do not have an airflow issue. Due to wear and tear, the heating element in the washer-dryer can eventually burn out and stop supplying heated air to the drum. Also, the thermostat may fail and find it difficult to read the temperature correctly resulting in the washer-dryer warming up even more slowly.
Strange Noises While Running
While heavy clothes with buttons may cause a banging sound in the washer-dryer, some strange noises such as squealing, scaping, and thumping sounds can point to a problem as one or more components supporting the drum may have failed. This is because the support roller under the drum that keeps it in place may have worn down, or there may be a need for bearing replacement. Issues with the dryer motor may also make an alarming sound when the washer-dryer is running. Also, motor bearings can wear out and this can make squealing sounds as it may be because of a loose pulley. Professional technicians can replace both of these components without replacing the entire motor. In case there is an electrical humming noise, this can be a sign of a serious short inside the motor that needs professional repair services.
The washer Giving Off a Strange Odor
If your washer dryer is emitting a strange odor during the cycle and making clothes come out smelling off, this is could be that your machine may be having mold overgrowth. This is a serious problem that requires attention right away. A professional repairman from a reputable service provider such as Nick’s Appliance Repair Service will be able to fix the odor problem and help with information on how it can be prevented.