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Old 06-26-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend an appliance repair company for my Frigidaire washing machine. It is leaking water. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend an appliance repair company for my Frigidaire washing machine. It is leaking water. Thanks in advance.
Sorry to say, it is often just cheaper to replace a washer than trying to fix it.

But I would call Sears first if you want someone to look at it. Good luck.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Sorry to say, it is often just cheaper to replace a washer than trying to fix it....
Agree, you could probably get a decent replacement at reduced cost from Sears Outlet...
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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That is what happened to mine and it wasn't worth it to repair it.

I found a +-2 year old Maytag washing machine on CraigsList for $125 - I will never buy a new washer/dryer again. Might want to check that out if you don't want to spend $500+ on a washing machine!
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Where is the water coming from? We just had 123 Appliance Repair out to fix our stove. I asked about our front load that was leaking at the door. He said that was an easy fix - the rubber gasket needed to be replaced. A good cleaning (at his recommendation) has fixed the problem enough we are holding off further repair for now.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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I sell used washers and dryers. It can be fixed but its costly. that brand is a pain to work on. I agree you can get nice stuff off of craigslist cheap. If you want a top loader 100 to 200 will get you something really nice.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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Where is the water coming from? We just had 123 Appliance Repair out to fix our stove. I asked about our front load that was leaking at the door. He said that was an easy fix - the rubber gasket needed to be replaced. A good cleaning (at his recommendation) has fixed the problem enough we are holding off further repair for now.

I have no idea where it is leaking from. I washed 3 loads of clothes 3 days ago. I washed some bathroom rugs yesterday, today the floor is covered in water. Its not even 3 years old. So fustrating.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:44 AM
 
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If you are just a little handy, many appliances are pretty easy to fix yourself. There is a ton of info on the internet about it and many youtube videos that show how. The secret about most major brand appliances is they all are derived from just a small number of designs. i.e. Maytag = Whirlpool = Kitchenaid. Here in Charlotte, there are numerous places which will sell you the exact part, parts and kits that you need to do the job.

A new washer is probably worth fixing.

I'd recommend running the washer through a cycle while empty to see if it is really leaking. if there is no water, then it might be something as simple as too much detergent and rugs are really bad about sudsing over. If you are following the recommended instructions on the detergent container, cut it in 1/2 for washing. Also check to see if the drain hose is installed properly and is tight.

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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I have no idea where it is leaking from. I washed 3 loads of clothes 3 days ago. I washed some bathroom rugs yesterday, today the floor is covered in water. Its not even 3 years old. So fustrating.
You could have a drain hose that is stopped up or the drain pipe is stopped up. Go through a process of elimination before spending any money. As someone has suggested, do a little research on line. Use the search term washer leaking (add the brand name). Also, YouTube, as someone suggests could give you some ideas as to how to attack the problem. Your brand used to be one of the best on the market, but no more. Even at that, you should get more than three years out of it.

Also, check the library for a Reader Digest - How to repair anything (or a title something along that line). My wife used it to repair our clothes dryer while I was out of town on travel. She had it fixed before calling me or the repair shop. Saved us about a hundred bucks. Love that woman!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Agree with above, plus see whether it's overflowing out the top. Lint will get trapped in the water level sensor tube, causing overfills and spin cycle problems. This can easily happen in ~3 years of use. If a top loader, just open the front-facing panel (use kitchen knife to push in 2 metal tabs at very top). You'll see a clear plastic tube near bottom of washing tub. Pull off and use toothpick to clear any lint debris. This can take as little as 2 minutes.
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