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Taking Care Of Your Washing Machine

When it comes to your washing machine, making sensible choices can save you from costly repairs and unexpected disasters.

Here are some tips to ensure your washer stays in top shape…

1. Replace Old Hoses

If your rubber fill hoses are rusted, bulging, or cracked, it’s time for an upgrade. Stainless steel mesh hoses are more durable and less prone to leaks.

2. Don’t Rely On Luck

Imagine leaving your washer unattended, only to return home to a flooded laundry room. Burst hoses can wreak havoc. Be proactive and change them regularly!

3. Avoid Overloading

Overloading your machine strains its components. Follow the recommended load capacity to prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

4. Regular Maintenance

  • Check Pockets: Before each wash, inspect pockets to prevent items from getting stuck and causing damage.
  • Clean Filters: Just like dryers, washers have lint filters. Regularly clean them to maintain efficiency.
  • Lid and Door Seal: For top-loading washers, residue can accumulate inside the lid. Front-loading washers may develop musty odors if the door isn’t cleaned. Try using vinegar and water.

5. Clothing Care

  • Moderate Detergent: Using too much detergent can leave residue on clothes and lead to fading.
  • Right Temperature: Modern detergents work well in cold water. Adjust the temperature accordingly.
  • Avoid Prolonged Soaking: Clothes left in the washer can develop unpleasant odors. Rewash promptly.
  • Reuse When Possible: If clothes are stain-free and odorless, consider wearing them again before washing. Excessive washing can cause fibers to weaken and colors to fade.

Remember, good sense in washer care brings good luck!

Bill Cummins

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