Unfortunately, washing machines do not last forever. You may want to consider buying a new washing machine if:

Tips for Buying a New Washing Machine

Here are some thoughts on buying a new washing machine.

  1. Stackable or side by side. This will depend on the amount of space you have. If you have limited space, such as a closet, a stacked washer and dryer might be your only option. 
  2. Size. Standard washers are generally 27 or 27.5 inches wide with a capacity of 3.1 to 6.2 cubic feet. More compact machines are typically 24 inches wide. Before you buy a machine, make sure you have room for it in your laundry room. You will need four to six inches behind the machine for hook-ups, plus an inch or two on either side. Additionally, you will need about 20 inches up top for a top-loader, and 20 inches or so in the front for front-load washers.
  3. Top-load washing machine vs. front-load washing machine. This is the age-old washing machine question. Here are some points to consider:
  1. Energy efficiency. Energy-efficient models rated between A and C feature options such as a short wash. Others have an Auto Weight Sensor that regulates the length of the wash based on capacity, rather than a set time. These washers also provide a wider array or temperatures, so you can select a lower temperature to reduce cost. 
  2. Other features. Washers often come with special features that provide additional convenience and efficiency, although perhaps at a higher cost.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for Plumbing-Related Issues with Your Appliances

Some washing machine issues can be handled with a repair instead of a replacement. Contact the plumbing professionals at Ravinia Plumbing today for plumbing-related issues with your washing machine and other appliances. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, HVAC, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.