Washer and Dryer Repair Arlington Virginia

You may already know how washer technology changed in recent years. Not only are the machines sleek and modern looking, but functionally they’re light years ahead of their older counterparts in efficiency and performance.

They wash better with a delicate touch to all fabric. The key to the best wash performance is to keep the loads lighter than in earlier models. Dryers tend to last longer because they have fewer moving parts so less can go wrong with them. Still, a dryer is a machine and proper care will make it last much longer.



Washer Repair

At Chester Appliance Repair, we love working on washers and dryers because the new technology in these units makes them great topics for conversation. Most of us remember the days when high efficiency (HE) washers first hit the market.

Washing machine repair changed forever because the days of oily messes and loud operation traded places with clean and efficient washers. And we love them.

HE washers require less water and soap, and less energy.

The principle behind this new washing technology is clothes get wet, but not soaked or submerged in a tub of water, and agitation moves the damp clothes so they contact each other. It’s this contact with each other that washes your clothes clean.

Load sizes for today’s washers compared to older machines are approximately half of what was common before. Older washers use conventional technology, meaning the tub was full of water with clothes submerged in that water

Compare that to today’s HE washing technology that uses enough water to dampen fabric with water mixed with a small amount of HE soap. The fabric gets clean but never damaged from soap as long as you use the right amount and type of soap (HE) for every wash.


Dryer repair

Dryer Repair

Thanks to HE technology, repairs are less frequent, and they use gentler heat with slightly larger capacity designed to provide ample room for tumbling. If you provide a clear vent, that’s short and straight, your dryer’s efficiency improves and produces fewer wrinkles because of the tumbling action in a larger drum.

Sometimes a no-heat problem stems from a defective heater, and other times your input power might have lost one leg of the 220vac required for operation. With a gas dryer, the igniter could be the source of the problem. In either case, proper diagnosis requires an experienced technician to take a look and confirm the cause.

That’s why we’re here for you every day, ready and happy to come by and take care of your washer or dryer quickly and efficiently.