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Domestic Appliance Repairs in Dorking

Two of the most regularly used and abused appliances in any given Dorking household are the washing machine and dishwasher. As a result, domestic appliance repairs and domestic appliance replacements of this nature are often in demand. On this page, our team has run through some of the most common reasons we’re called in for dishwasher repairs and washing machine repairs. If you ever find yourself suffering from any of the below issues, give 1st Choice Domestic Appliances a call – we’re Dorking and wider Surrey’s top choice for domestic appliance repairs.

3 Common Dishwasher Repairs

Noisy While Running - One of the most common reasons our Dorking clients call in our dishwasher repairs experts is to deal with excessive noise emitting from the machine during a cycle. Noises of different timbres can emerge at different stages in a program, each indicating a different type of problem. Common causes include a fault with one or more of the following:

  • Spray arm
  • Recirculation motor
  • Drain pump
  • Ipeller housing

Another cause of noise we encounter while carrying out domestic appliance repairs around Dorking, is an object getting stuck within a hard-to-reach area of the machine. Rest assured that whatever the reason your dishwasher is making irritating or worrying noises, we’ll be able to identify it and ensure you don’t need to invest in domestic appliance replacements.

Poor Results - Dishwasher not getting your plates, cutlery and utensils clean enough? Often this is due to old and clogged up filters, or because of underperforming spray arms. These issues are dishwasher repairs 101, and our engineers can quickly see to them to insure that you get the results you want from your dishwasher. However, it could just be a case of using a different/more detergent in the load. It’s certainly worth experimenting with before you call in our Dorking domestic appliance repairs specialists.

Leakages - When a dishwasher is leaking from the door, this often just signals a faulty seal (often it’s degraded over time). As far as dishwasher repairs go, this is relatively common and certainly nothing for Dorking clients to be concerned about. Just turn the machine off and give us a call.

However, different kinds of domestic appliance repairs may be in order if the seal isn’t the cause of the leak. It may not even need repair at all and the problem might be how you’re using it. We’ll conduct diagnostics and isolate the problem, which may be any of the following:

  • Broken spray arm
  • Incorrect use of detergent
  • Dishwasher being overfilled
  • Pump fault
  • Failed hose
  • Deteriorated recirculation motor seal

3 Common Washing Machine Repairs

Machine Not Spinning - Sometimes the causes for a washing machine not spinning are simple, and do not require complex domestic appliance repairs. For example, Dorking homeowners often find their machine won’t spin because the load is too light. Modern machines feature sensors that seek to determine whether a load could be too light or heavy. Too light, and the machine could head out of balance and damage itself due to excessive vibration. Too heavy, and the stress on the drum could also cause a significant issue that means you will have to bring our team in for washing machine repairs.

So if your machine isn’t spinning, we urge you adjust the load by adding in items or taking a few way and giving it another go. If it still doesn’t work, then there may be a component that is faulty or has been otherwise damaged. Give 1st Choice Domestic Appliances a call, and we’ll quickly get to the bottom of the issue (we also offer domestic appliance replacements if the issue will prove too expensive to reasonably fix). We’re based close-by Dorking in Cheam, Surrey.

Door Won’t Open - Most machines have an automatic locking feature which activates when water begins to fill the drum. This is in place to prevent any possible accidents or flooding. It’s not uncommon for this mechanism to malfunction, meaning that even after water has drained away the door refuses to open. In Dorking and suffering from this issue? Don’t fret!

We can carry out professional washing machine repairs, removing the lid and reaching down to unlatch the door. Then we can determine why the lock failed, and if needs be, replace it with a brand new one. It could be that the machine’s sensor is broken. This is also a relatively simple repair job that we’ve carried out countless times around Dorking and wider Surrey.

Cycle Won’t Finish - Issues that can prevent a cycle from finishing can vary, from faulty motor carbon brushes and thermostats, to a problem with nearly any other internal component. As a result, it’s very hard for our domestic appliance repairs team to diagnose a cycle fault over the phone - hands on investigation is usually required.

We understand that that an out of action washing machine can badly disrupt your daily routine. That’s why we urge you call us in sooner rather than later. We’ll run our diagnostics, explain to you the problem and then carry out on-the-spot washing machine repairs (if we have the correct replacement parts to hand, if not we’ll endeavour to secure them within a matter of hours).

If you’re suffering from any of the above issues, call our domestic appliance repairs team near Dorking on 01737 357 517.



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