Washing Machine Flood Damage in Your San Antonio, TX House or Apartment

A conventional washing machine uses up to 30 gallons of water. An energy star rated machine uses between 10 to 20 gallons of water. Either way, that’s a lot of water to clean up when the water from a washing machine floods your home. If your washing machine unexpectedly begins to flood, Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio will walk you through a step by step method to troubleshoot the cause of the flooding.

What to Do if Washing Machine Floors House or Apartment

Step 1. If your washing machine is flooding or leaking water, your first and most important step is to turn the power off of your washing machine and drier and any other electrical device that is making contact with the water. After the power is switched off mop up or begin removing all the water depending on the severity of the flooding.
Step 2. Remove all of the clothing out of the washing machine. This might seem simple. However depending on the type of washing machine you have, there might be an airtight lock. Most will have a manual unlock device somewhere. You may need to disengage the lock in order to remove the linens from inside the washing machine. When you do remove the wet linens make sure to place then in a sink or bathtub to drain.
Step 3. Your next step is the actual first step in discovering the cause of the flooding. In many cases most flooding is due to a loose or detached hose. Check the connection of the hoses of the cold and hot water. Make sure both the tap connections and the machine connections are tight. Next check the drainage hose, again on both sides of the connections.
Step 4. The next step of troubleshooting your washing machine, you will want to restore the power. Make sure all the water is cleaned up from the floor for safety. Then run your washing machine through the rinse cycle and monitor the washing machine closely. See if the water is filling and draining correctly.
Step 5. If the washing completed the rinse cycle without any problems, the flooding can be caused by overloading your washing machine. If the rinse cycle completed its sequence and more flooding occurred, then there is another problem.
Step 6. If your washing machine began leaking during the rinse cycle it could be a number of internal problems. You may want to see if your washing machine is still under warranty. You may be able to have the manufacture repair or replace your washing machine. If your warranty expired or doesn’t cover your repair contact an appliance repair technician. Your washing machine will need to be internally inspected and will require quite a bit of experience with the internal components of the washing machine.


Most people assume that their washing machine is broken and replace their washing machine without giving it a second thought. Most leaks or even flooding problems can be repaired at a much lower cost than replacing an entire washing machine. Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio can help repair your washing machine if it has began to leak or has flooded your home. Before replacing your appliances, contact Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio. We will come and repair your appliances at a much lower cost than replacing them.

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