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How Much Does Replacing or Repairing a Washer Cost?

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What a convenience it is to have a washing machine. Can you imagine standing by the stream or river with a bottle of lye and a washing board like our ancestors used to do and like they still do in third world countries? No? Neither can I. As it is, I already feel like laundry is a pain in my butt. Maybe we’re spoiled by these things. Anyhow, these appliances make our lives a whole lot easier and give us more free time to live and have fun. That’s a good thing.

Manufacturers have made some great advances in washing machines over the past few years. They’ve become more economical with energy use, quieter, and front load washers are now available for the home, not just Laundromats.

How much does a top load washer cost?

A top load washing machine costs $250 to $1,200. Sizes range from 2.5 Cubic feet to 5.2 cubic feet. The more expensive washers can double in size. Make sure you get a washer that will fit your lifestyle. Are you a single person or do you have a large family? How much laundry do you typically do?

How much does a front load washer cost?

A front load washer costs $500 to $1,600. The sizes range from 3.5 cubic feet to 5.1 cubic feet. There are more settings than ever on these new units. You really need to read the manual to figure it all out. It’s great to have so many options so you can wash clothes today that would never have survived a cycle in an older washer. The cycles can be as gentle as hand washing and really deliver great results.

Front load washers have become extremely popular over the past few years. The great thing about front load washers is how easy it is to transfer clothes. When the clothes are clean and waiting to be pulled out and transferred to the dryer, all you need to do is stick your arms inside and paw them into a basket. Even better, if you have a front load dryer underneath you can do a quick and easy pull and toss.

It’s a lot easier than pulling clothes from a top load washer where you need to really need to look down in, fish around for unseen items, and navigate the plastic agitator in the middle.

How much does it cost to repair a washer?

It will cost $60 to $85 an hour to hire a professional to fix your washing machine. Front loading washing machines have an average life of 10 years. Top loading washing machines have an average life of 15 years. If your unit is that old you may want to consider replacing the unit entirely.

Common Washing Machine Problems

  • Washing Machine Doesn’t Agitate
  • Washing Machine Shakes, Vibrates or Moves (More than Normal)
  • Washing Machine Doesn’t Run
  • Clothes Are Wet After Spin Cycle
  • Washing Machine Overfills
  • Washing Machine Underfills
  • Washing Machine Temperature is Wrong
  • Washing Machine Doesn’t Drain
  • Washing Machine Doesn’t Spin
  • Washing Machine Leaks
  • Washing Machine Rinse Problems

Author: Brian Eckert