Repair Tech Recommends Washer Drain Pan to Drain Overflows

Having four kids means that I do a lot of laundry. I can’t remember the last time where I went more than two days without doing a load of laundry, so I knew that we needed to contact a company that does appliance repair in Sacramento when my washer started acting up. I had put a load of towels in, and the washer started just fine. However, I was in the laundry room getting clothes out of the dryer when I noticed that water was on the floor around the washer.

I immediately turned off the washer, and then I called my husband. It is just what I do when there is a problem with most anything. He is a whiz when it comes to a lot of things, but major appliances are not his area of expertise. Rather than risk making matters worse, he decided to just contact Fix It Rite, which is a local company that fixes all kinds of appliances. I was happy when my husband told me that a technician would be out later that day. I can go one day without doing laundry, but I was not looking forward to having to wait longer than that.

The technician forced the pump to come on in the washer to pump out the water in the tub so he could open it up. There was a problem with the fill sensor, and the water had overflowed a little. I am glad it was just a little and that it did not just keep on running. The washer was not that old, but it was out of warranty. We had brought it with us when we moved here five years ago. The tech fixed it in just a few minutes, and he said it was in good shape to last a long time before needing to be replaced. However, he did recommend getting a drain pan installed underneath it that would connect to the washtub next to the washer. Overflows happen even with new washers, and flooding is not covered by homeowners.

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