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EXPERT WASHER REPAIR SERVICE
Whether you’re looking for washing machine maintenance, washer repair, or are interested in a brand new top-of-the-line washing machine, Sears Home Services can help. We’re your best option for quick and easy local washer repair and maintenance of front loading, top-load and portable washing machines. Whether your washing machine is leaking, your washer won’t start, or your washing machine smells bad, you can count on Sears Home Services for the best washer service technicians in the business. Our technicians are local, licensed and vetted, with the skills to get your dryer up and running again.
If your washing machine is in need of repair, call or schedule your washer repair appointment online today. Or if you need parts, find washer parts here.
WHY SEARS HOME SERVICES?
Average of 4,000,000+ homes serviced/year. Over 1,000,000 5-star ratings.
Free parts and labor if the problem recurs within 90 days.
2,500+ manufacturer-trained technicians with 10+ years of experience.
QUALITY PARTS FOR HUNDREDS OF BRANDS
Repairs for most major brands, no matter where you bought it.
Washing machine brands we repair
No matter where you bought it, we can fix it. We repair most major brands, makes, and models.
Sears Home Services is the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider.
No matter where you bought your washer, we’re prepared to repair it. We work on numerous brands including Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung and LG.
Sears Home Services is also the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider. No one knows Kenmore better than we do. With our years of experience on thousands of washers, you can rest assured we’re familiar with your washing machine and we have the right parts for the job.
FAQ & TIPS
Average washer repair cost is about $160. Replacing a leaky washer drain hose may only cost around $120, while washer gear case replacement typically can cost more than $300. Replacing a water-level sensor is one of the most common washer repairs — costing an average of $150.
When your washer is less than 10 years old and the repair cost is less than half the cost of buying a new washing machine, it’s typically more economical to repair the washer. Many washer repairs cost less than $150, so you’ll often want to repair the washing machine rather than replace it.
Read about simple troubleshooting tips for a washer that won’t start.
Open the door and close it firmly to ensure it's closed properly.
Confirm that it’s receiving power. If lights on the display don’t turn on when you press them, reset the breaker and try again.
If your house has a fuse panel, check to see if the fuse has blown and replace it if necessary.
Make sure the washer is plugged directly into a power outlet and not into an extension cord.
Be sure clothes are evenly distributed in the washer.
Mix smaller items of the same fabric type with larger items to help balance the load.
Be careful not to overload the washer—remove some items and redistribute the remaining pieces.
Check the display and ensure the Child Lock or Safety Lock isn’t on.
Make sure the washer has all four feet on the ground and doesn't rock if you lean on it.
Use a flashlight to find the source of the leak to ensure it's coming from the washer and not from a pipe or other appliance nearby.
Make sure hose connections are tight and that a well-fitting washer is installed. If necessary, replace washers and tighten all hoses using pliers.
Washers can leak when they're not level. If the washer doesn't have all four feet on the ground or rocks when you lean on it, adjust the feet until it's level.
The most likely cause is something lodged in the drain pump or the hose that connects to the drain pump.
Check for small items, like socks, jewelry and anything else you may have left in your pockets, in the hose.
Clear the obstruction.
If the obstruction is in the drain pump, you may notice squealing or grinding noises and sometimes a burning rubber smell.
If everything looks good with the drain pump and hose, lid issues may be the culprit. If the lid assembly doesn’t create a closed circuit, it won’t work properly, resulting in your washer not draining.
FIVE STAR SERVICE
Sear's Repair Packs a punch
Francisco, you are fantastic! Sears you need to clone Francisco. For as long as you have technicians like Francisco you will be on top of the charts in service delivery and excellent job repair. Francisco is dedicated to making sure the client experience is positive by completing the job with quality work ethic. I am very impressed. Thank you Sear's for hiring Francisco. He deserves a raise and a promotion so he can train other tech's how to deliver premier service and work.
Sandra S, Chicago, IL
May 31, 2023
Problem solved. Appliance fixed. Great service man!
Scott called to give me an approximate arrival time, then called again to tell his actual arrival. He was polite, very knowledgeable, efficient, and fast working. He kindly explained his work and offered ideas without slowing at all. His visit was one of the very best service calls I've ever had.
Alice C, Ransom Canyon, TX
May 31, 2023
Learn more about laundry
Too many suds in your washing machine? Watch this video for the most common causes of suds and tips for eliminating suds in your washer.
When it comes to laundry, there can be too much of a good thing. You might think extra detergent means extra-clean clothes, but that’s not the case. Using too much detergent may lead to oversudsing, which can leave residue on your clothes and wreak havoc on your washing machine.
Another cause of too many suds is using non-HE detergent when you’ve got a high-efficiency machine.
Watch our video for tips to prevent the dreaded Suds Monster from terrorizing your washer. In addition, you’ll learn how your machine will attempt to fight it off.
Does your laundry room feel like a mess? These laundry room organization ideas can help you clean up your act.
A messy laundry room can make you feel more stressed about this chore. An organized one, however, could help you feel calmer and get more done.
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Follow these six tips to organize your laundry room.
Do you use high-efficiency laundry detergent for front-load and top-load washers? Watch this video for tips on high-efficiency washers and detergent.
Many people have no idea that high-efficiency washers need high-efficiency (HE) detergent. This type of detergent is specially formulated for high-efficiency machines, which use less water in their wash cycles. If you use regular laundry detergent in a high-efficiency top-load or front-load washing machine, you’ll end up with too many bubbles. That might not necessarily sound like a bad thing, but trust us, it is.
Watch our video to learn more.
Does your washing machine overflow and won’t stop filling with water? Watch our video for tips on troubleshooting an overflowing washer and how to check the drain hose to fix the problem.
No one wants a flooding appliance in their home — and thankfully, there are a few super simple things you can check when you’re having this issue with your washer.
Are you misusing your washer? Read the top five reasons for washing machine problems, and view our interactive photo for tips to correct the common issues of washer abuse, from overloading to using the wrong detergent.
Ever notice mysterious holes in your laundry and eyed your cat darkly? It might not be your washer — or your pet. Whether the problem is an agitator that doesn’t agitate or clothes coming out suspiciously smelly or stained, there are some easy things to check to make sure you’re properly using your washer. Many of the common washer problems are what we gently call “operator error.” In other words, it’s not your machine; it’s you. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
The pros at Sears Home Services have identified the top five things people do wrong with their washing machines.
Is the misuse of your dryer the reason it doesn’t work? View our interactive photo for common dryer errors, along with tips to correct them and get your dryer running properly.
It might not be your fault. Maybe it’s the way you learned how to do laundry from your parents. But there are quite a few surprising things you might be doing that are upsetting your dryer.
For example, if you think that clothes can’t be soft or clean-smelling enough, you probably use fabric softener in the wash as well as dryer sheets. Bet you didn’t know that this practice can cause residue buildup in your dryer that damages the moisture sensors, lint screen and vent system.
Your dryer might not be working as well as it should — and there are a few easy ways to help fix it.
Has your washing machine stopped working or have you just discovered that it won’t start? Our video provides a simple checklist of common issues to look into — before calling a washer repairman.
If your washer won’t start, there are some simple things you should check. Some of these might sound silly — but it’s worth running through this list to potentially save you from calling out a technician unnecessarily.
When is a washing machine overloaded? Can you put that extra sweatshirt in with that large load? Find out how much to load a washer and whether you have an overloaded washer.
Washing machines aren’t created equal. Both top- and front-loaders can get your clothes clean, but there are differences in using them, specifically when you’re loading. If you run too small a load, you’re wasting energy and water. But overloading can lead to a whole host of problems.
We think your answers about appliances can reveal your age. Take our quiz to see if we can guess how old you are based on your appliance preferences.
Age is merely a number — but your taste in appliances just might give it away. Do you prefer a front-load or top-load washer? What about a French door or side-by-side fridge? Your answers reveal more than you’d think.
With a few simple questions about your preferences in appliances, products and more, we’re pretty sure we can guess how old you are. Don’t believe us? Take the quiz!