Front- and top-loading models have different compositions, but all of the major components are the same. Regardless of which make or model you own, you'll first need to identify the key washing machine parts that are at the source of a problem if you want to complete an effective washer-dryer repair. While it may not be necessary for an average layperson to familiarize him- or herself with all of the tiny nuances of washing machine operation, it's definitely a good idea to study up on the basic components. Those include: Water level switch, Temperature control switch, Timer, Washer top, Lid switch, Water injector fill hose, Water inlet valve, Fabric softener dispenser, Lint filter, Agitator, Inner and outer tubs, Drive motor, Transmission, Pump, Drive pulley, Pump belt.
Most of us hardly give a second thought to our clean clothes. We toss in the dirty laundry, transfer the damp pile into the dryer, take out the clean pile of clothes, and do it all over again. We expect our washing machine to keep cranking away. But after the amount of neglect the washers receive, at some point they come to the crossroads: repair or retirement. Thankfully, there is a ton of repair and replacement options open to us.