Why is laundry appliance maintenance important?
Regular laundry appliance maintenance can help prevent costly breakdowns, reduce energy costs and extend the life of your washer and dryer. Bundle appliances and save on regular maintenance.*
Why choose Sears for washer and dryer maintenance?
- Sears technicians know all the top washer brands. We can maintain your laundry appliances no matter where you bought them.
- Sears Home Services has thousands of local repair technicians across the US who are highly trained and skilled to maintain your washer and dryer.
- If a technician uncovers problems during washer and dryer maintenance, you can trust our appliance experts for repairs on top laundry appliance brands like Samsung, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, GE, Maytag, LG and Kenmore.
Our experienced techs will complete all the tasks listed below for $149.99.
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Washing machine maintenance questions
Do washing machines need maintenance? Yes, washers do need care to keep running efficiently. Many front-load washers have a drain pump filter that needs regular cleaning.
Periodically cleaning the door boot seal in front-load washers prevents mildew buildup that is unsanitary and smells bad.
Check and clear clogs in the detergent dispenser so that detergent flows into the tub properly.
How often should washing machines be serviced? Schedule a service technician to examine and maintain your washer yearly. The annual checkup will help prevent costly water leaks and unexpected breakdowns.
How do you maintain a washing machine?
- Check the washer fill hoses at the back of the washing machine and replace them if you find any bulges or cracks. Replace the washer fill hoses every five years to prevent costly damages from a water leak.
- Keep the washing machine level to prevent excessive noise and vibration, which prematurely wears the washer and causes damage to internal components.
- Use a washing machine cleaner to prevent detergent residue, lint and dirt from building up, causing odors and bacterial growth in the washer.
Dryer maintenance questions
Do dryers need maintenance? Yes. Regular dryer preventive maintenance keeps the dryer operating efficiently and helps avoid heating problems.
Thousands of fires are sparked each year by lint and debris buildup in clothes dryers. Prevent this fire hazard by scheduling a service technician to clean the vent and under the dryer drum near the heating elements.
For a gas dryer, a technician should check the gas line and connections for leaks yearly. Don’t wait for an annual dryer inspection if you smell gas leaking from the dryer. Immediately shut off the gas supply and schedule a service technician to check and repair the dryer whenever you suspect gas is leaking from your dryer.
A technician should also check a gas dryer’s exhaust system for leaks, kinks, or obstructions to prevent carbon monoxide buildup in your home.
How often should dryers be serviced? Dryers need yearly maintenance and cleaning by a technician to keep your dryer operating safely and efficiently. Having a service technician partially disassemble and clean hard-to-reach areas of the dryer yearly helps minimize the risk of lint fires.
How do you maintain a dryer?
- Remove the lint from the dryer’s lint screen after every load. Every few months, or when you notice it takes longer for clothes to dry, wash the lint screen in your dryer to remove unseen residue from softeners.
- Clean lint out of the flexible vent behind your dryer. Schedule a professional to thoroughly clean the dryer exhaust vent system in your home. *Clean the moisture sensing bars so the dryer can accurately sense garment moisture during the drying cycle.
For maintenance and repair parts you need to keep your washer and dryer working smoothly and efficiently, order parts from Sears PartsDirect.
*Savings are obtained with the multiple appliance packages vs. the individual regular price of $99.99 each. Tax and all parts and labor for repairs (if needed) are extra.