At Bell’s Appliance Service, we offer many appliance installation and repair services that you can trust. With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, we also service areas such as Kinston, New Bern, Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Tarboro, Pine Knoll Shores, Onslow County, and Pitt County in North Carolina. We offer excellent household appliance installation, so if you need your refrigerator repaired or a new oven installed, we’re here to help! We’re a locally owned, family-operated business, and we specialize in appliance repair, installation, and maintenance services.

Sometimes people don’t have the time, energy, or skills to fix their broken household appliances. We totally understand that. The next concern is cost: how much will it cost to fix your broken washing machine? Or maybe you’re thinking: is it even worth it to repair? Would it be easier to replace my broken washing machine and get a new one altogether?

We’re here to help. According to Home Advisor, here are some helpful facts and tips about your broken washing machine, and whether you should repair it or replace it:

The cost to repair a washing machine runs $100 to $350. Since this appliance can cause significant water damage if it breaks, you’ll want to call a pro immediately if you notice:

  • Failure to drain.
  • Wobbling.
  • Leaking.
  • Underfilling with water.
  • Standing water around the machine.
  • Mechanical failures, including problems with the agitator.
  • Worn or broken drive belts.

And now, some frequently asked questions about broken washers that might help you make your decision:

How long does a washing machine last on average?

Most modern washers last for 11 to 14 years. If you use your washing machine frequently (more than once a week), it probably will last about 10 years.

How do I know if my washing machine bearings are gone?

You can tell your appliance needs new bearings if it makes a lot of noise when in use.

What does a water inlet valve do on a washing machine?

A water inlet valve controls how much water flows into the tub. It is essential in helping the tub fill up with water.

Why does my front-loading washing machine smell?

Front-loading washers can get water stuck in the door, leading to mold and mildew. The mold and mildew can give off a musty odor. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prevent the smell:

  • Leave the door open after washing your clothes.
  • Once your washer finishes cleaning your clothes, take out wet clothes as soon as possible.
  • Make sure you’re using the proper amount of high-efficiency (HE) detergents.

What happens when the belt breaks on a washing machine?

A broken belt means that the tub can no longer spin. A classic sign of a broken belt is if your tub doesn’t spin during a cycle, or if your clothes are more wet than normal.

Call our Jacksonville, NC office at 910-939-2090 or our Greenville, NC office at 252-364-2482 to schedule appliance repair or installation services with Bell’s Appliance Service. We’re looking forward to helping you with all your household appliance needs! Contact us today.