Washing Machine Maintenance Tips

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September 10, 2016
Washing Machine Maintenance Tips

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips

Here are washing machine maintenance tips to help you get the most life out of your washer. Laundry is an ongoing chore and the washing machine an integral appliance to a smoothly run household. Washing machines tend to break down when you need them most it seems and the repairs can be costly. If the problem is serious it can cause major water damage and flooding plus the parts and labor to get the machine fixed up. Therefore, by spending a bit of time with these washing machine maintenance tips you’ll prevent the worst case scenario from happening while allowing your laundry washer to be used regularly into the future.

One of the simplest washing machine maintenance tips is to remember to empty your washer of wet clothes as soon as possible because leaving them in will cause them to not only smell musty, but this can lead to mildew and mold building up if they are left in the washer much longer than necessary.

Another of the easiest washing machine maintenance tips is to inspect the door of the washing machine’s gaskets for moisture because once again mold or mildew can grow in these cracks which can lead to musty smells and laundry over time. Wipe them dry quickly and keep the washing machine door open so air can circulate and dry any moisture that remains.

Understanding the best kind of detergent for your washing machine is another of the simplest washing machine maintenance tips we can recommend because using the wrong kind of detergent is damaging to the machine.

Check that your washer is level on the floor because the drum should spin balanced. If the machine is spinning out of balance this causes stress on the parts that it wasn’t designed for and can decrease the longevity of your washer significantly.

Another of our washing machine maintenance tips is to check your connections and hoses every once in a while to ensure they are tight and not cracking. Cracked or loose hoses and connections are the cause of serious water damage so it’s important to do a few times every year. Most hoses will need replacement about every five years or so.

Check your maintenance manual to learn how often to change your filters. And use cleaning product for washing machines to clean out any soap residue that has built up on the drum. Also, remember to clean out fabric softener dispenser with a damp cloth or paper towel.

We shouldn’t forget about the trusty dryer too. If it’s right beside the washing machine vacuum the lint underneath it and on the sides, while of course remembering to empty the lint trap after every load.

There we go! With these quick and easy washing machine maintenance tips, you will prevent a lot of costly repair problems from happening. But if you need friendly, professional assistance feel free to call our local plumbers for fast, reliable, professional plumbing service.


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