Washing machine problems range from a slight rattle during the spin cycle to a simple failure to turn on. The most expensive problem, transmission failure, costs between $175 and $325 to fix, while the least expensive problem repairs start around $50, as of 2015.
Several problems, such as a washer that doesn't turn on or has no water coming in, are worth troubleshooting before calling a repairman and incurring the service visit fee. The circuit to the washing machine may have tripped, so checking the circuit box is helpful. Defects involving the timer, lid switch, motor, water level switch and broken belts all range between $100 and $220 to fix.