The washing machine is an appliance that we use daily, and if it broke down it would cause a huge inconvenience to anyone’s every day life. While you can’t fix every problem that might arise (that’s what we’re here for), there are things you can do to keep your washing machine in tip top condition. Here are our favorite helpful washer tips and tricks.
Helpful Washing Tips and Tricks
Front loaders use much less soap then top loaders. Make sure you are using the type and amount of soap recommended by your manufacturer. Using too much soap and detergent can cause build-up in the clothes you wash. Do not overload these machines either, as they depend on the tumbling action for part of the cleaning process and packed in clothes don’t tumble well.
It’s a good idea to check your washer’s water hoses for signs of wear and tear once or twice a month. If you find any cracks or signs of blistering you will need to replace the hose(s). If you don’t, this could cause a potential leak and even extremely expensive flood damage to your home.
It’s normal for all washing machines to vibrate the floor and even the walls of your laundry room or area. However, if the vibrating is abnormally loud and violent then your washer might not be level to the ground. It’s best to keep your washing machine as close to the floor as possible and level.
Keep your machine clean! I know it may seem redundant to clean something whose purpose it is to clean clothes, but it’s just as important as any of these tips. Some common places people forget to clean include the fabric softener dispenser, the washing machine drum (remember to leave the door open in between washes), and the exterior of the machine.