Washing Machine Repair in Nairobi
Washing machine repairs is our specialty at Best Appliance Repair and we engage in the installation, maintenance, repair, service and parts replacement of washing machines and tumble dryers in and around Nairobi Kenya. Your washing machine and / or Tumble Dryer is one of the hardest working electrical / mechanical laundry appliance in your home and a broken washing machine can be a major problem as we rely on them for our hygiene and health. However, a broken washing machine does not have to be a disaster or an expensive problem to fix. Best Appliance Repair will send you the expert you need to take care of machines that require repair, installation, maintenance and service in Nairobi Kenya
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Washing machine / Washers / Laundry Machines / Cloth Washers are very important home appliances / Dry cleaning commercial appliances that help in keeping garment clean and fresh. Once in a while, these machines burge under the pressure of work, tear and wear to stop functioning properly. Washing Machines have advanced to levels where the average washer may be complicated enough to make home fixing a problem incase of break down.
ABOUT WASHING MACHINES
The modern washing machine market is awash with machines sporting an array og innovations and features. For example:
Some washing machines use water jets (also known as water sprays and water showers) and steam nozzles that according to manufacturers, claim to sanitize clothes and help reduce washing circles and remove soil and dirt from the clothes. Water jets retrieve their water from the bottom of the drum, thus recirculating the water in the washer.
Other Washing Machines have special drums with holes that will fill with water from the bottom of the tub and redeposit the water on top of the clothes. Some drums have elements with the shape of waves, pyramids, hexagons or diamonds characterizing the drum.
Some include titanium and / or ceramic heating elements that claim to eliminate calcium build up in the washer element. They can heat water up to 95 °C.
Some high end models have lights built into the washer itself to light up the drum, mostly for aesthetic purposes and sometimes operational assistance (notification to the user of the stage of washing attained by the washing machine for user action / input).
Some Washing Machines have soap dispensers where the user just fills a tank with detergent and softener and then the washing machine automatically doses the detergent and softener. Sometimes they picks the most appropriate wash cycle.In some models, the tanks come pre filled and are installed and replaced with new washer tanks, also pre filled or refilled by the washing machine user, in a dedicated compartment space on the bottom of the machine. The Lightning One machine has a pod cartridge to allow for easy soap refills.
Some washing machines have support for single use capsules that contain enough laundry additives for one load. The laundry capsules are installed in the detergent compartment.
Many washers dilute the detergent before it comes in contact with the clothes, some by means of mixing the soap and water with air to make foam. The foam is then introduced into the drum.
Some washing machine models have pulsators that are mounted on a plate on the bottom of the washer drum instead of an agitator.When washing, the plate spins, and the pulsators generate waves that help shake the soil out of the clothes. Many machines also include mechanisms to prevent or eliminate undissolved detergent residue on the washing machine detergent dispenser.
Some washing machine manufacturers like LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics have introduced functions on their washers that enable users to troubleshoot and possibly fix common problems with their washers without necessarily having to contact technical support or repair services. LG’s method entails a phone receiving signals through sound tones, while Samsung’s method involves having the user take a photo of the washer’s time display with his / her phone.
WASHING MACHINE TYPES THAT WE REPAIR
TOP LOAD WASHING MACHINE
As the name suggests, the top loading machines loads laundry into a drum from the top as its sits vertically. A top loader has either an agitator or an impeller. An agitator spins the laundry using fins fixed to a pole in the middle of the drum. On the other hand, an impeller thrusts water from the bottom of the drum.
automatic washing machine
Top Loading Washing Machine in Laundry Room
A top loading washing machine is great for people with back problems because they do not bend while doing laundry. It also takes up less space because it opens at the top.
This design also has the advantage of mold control as the moisture escapes from the top instead of being trapped inside. A top loader allows you to add other laundry items as it is running. You don’t have to pause it.
Despite these advantages, the load loader has a smaller space in the drum because of the agitator in the middle of the barrel. This means you have to do several rounds of washes if you have a large load.
A washing machine with a door at the front which opens one side of the drum into which washing is placed.
The barrel or drum is placed horizontally. It cleans laundry by turning it around in the barrel. This also helps in preserving the original feel of the fabric because friction only happens when the clothes rub against each other.
automatic front loading washing machine
Front Loading Washing Machine
A front loader is heavier than a top loader. Instead of an agitator, this machine has paddles on the walls of the barrel. This feature also leaves more space inside for clothes unlike a top loader with an agitator because the middle of its barrel is occupied.
The front loader saves water because the drum depends on gravity to submerge clothes in the water. This is unlike a top loader that requires a sufficient amount of water to execute a spin. This machine also squeezes water out of clothes so that they take less time in the dryer. This makes it energy efficient.
Additionally, a front loader needs more space for the door to open and close easily. If the door doesn’t close properly, it leaks. It would also be tiring to load it while the door is half open because the machine is stuffed in a tight corner.
For semi-automatic machines there are many designs in the market, but the basic concept of the design is the same because they have two tubs. Different brands have sleek looking modern designs but the basic two-tub design remains.
semi automatic washing machine. Credit: Amazon.com
A fully automatic gives a clean wash and even removes stains. The front loader is particularly efficient in stain removal without damaging the fabric. As the clothes spin in the drum, the water activates the detergent and the friction between the clothes starts the stain removal process.
In a top loader, the agitator rubs against the clothes to cause friction that removes stains on garments though this may damage the fabric if it is a gentle material. However, a semi-automatic is not as efficient in stain removal and you may do so manually.
As you can see, there are a number of differences and advantages of both the front loading and top loading washing machine so my suggestion is you re-read this section to see which features are better suited for you
A fully automatic machine consists of one tub where you add your load and take it out. It does not require a distinction so that anyone doing laundry doesn’t confuse what tub does the washing and which one does the drying. With everything happening in one tub, maintenance is also easier.
Washing machines are supposed to make the laundry process easier than hand washing. It should take less time and human effort. A fully automatic machine does that because you load it and then press a button.
a semi-automatic machine requires some manual input when doing laundry because it has several tasks before the laundry is done.
To use a semi-automatic machine, you need to:
Add water into the tub. Fill the tub to an appropriate level that will soak your load. As you add water, you need to know the amount of detergent you can add to that amount.
Put your laundry in. Do not overload it to get the best cleaning results and for your machine to serve you longer.
Drain the water once the laundry is done.
Move the laundry from the washing tub to the drying tub.
a semi-automatic machine has two tubs. One tub cleans your laundry, and the other one dries it. Each tub is designed to support a specific task. The semi-automatic takes less time to clean one cycle.
But on the other hand it spends more time overall between cleaning and moving the load into the dryer. Compare this to a fully automatic machine that takes a shorter duration to wash and dry but with longer cycle durations.
portable washing machines are much smaller, and they take up much less space. Because of that, they are great for small apartments, RVs, and other spaces where a larger washing machine is impractical
Portable washer machines are ideal appliances if you live in an apartment or a small house. And a full sized washer is not an option. These units are designed to move from a storage area such as a closet, to a kitchen, or bathroom, where you can hook one up to a faucet and start washing clothes. However, portable washer machines are small and capacity therefore, they should be used only when you don’t have space for a full sized machine. A few things to consider when you look for a portable washer machine is design, and of course, its portability. You don’t want to log and walk with heavy machine around the house every time you need to do a lot of laundry. Do you? Of course not. So look for a unit that’s lightweight, but also includes casters that allows you to move it from room to room and cabinet handles that make it easy to carry. Every portable washer machine comes with a faucet adapter, which allows you to connect it to a kitchen or a bathroom sink. This item is important especially if your apartment or home doesn’t have a washer hookup
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WASHING MACHINES PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
COMMON WASHING MACHINE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
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