Follow these 4 tips for your washing machine care ….
Give its hoses some attention.
Replace your rubber, rusted, bulging or cracked fill hoses to avoid the expense of cleaning and restoration after they leak or burst. Stainless steel mesh hoses are standard and they last longer.
Don’t leave your washer home alone.
- If your hoses burst, you may come home to a flood.
- If the machine is overloaded or something gets jammed inside and no one hears the noise, more damage could result.
REWARD: NO EXPENSIVE REPAIR BILLS.
Treat your washer kindly. Your washer will last longer if you:
- Check your pockets to avoid an item getting stuck in the machine and causing damage.
- Don’t overload it.
- Check the filter and dispensers. Washers have lint filters too, and like a dryer lint filter, they need to be cleaned regularly.
- Clean the lid and door seal. Lint and detergent residue can build up inside the lid of a top loading washer. Musty odors can develop in front loading washers if the door isn’t kept open and occasionally cleaned (vinegar and water work well).
REWARD: LONGER TIME BETWEEN APPLIANCE PURCHASES.
Treat your clothes gently, they will last longer if you:
- Don’t use too much detergent, it can leave a residue on your clothes and cause them to fade.
- Use the right temperature. Today’s detergents are designed for cold water use.
- Don’t let clothes sit in the washer. You may have to re-wash them if they start to smell musty.
- Consider wearing items more than once. If you don’t have a stain and you weren’t perspiring, you might be able to wear it once more before washing. The wash cycle removes fibers and dyes eventually causing pilling and fading.
REWARD: LONGER LASTING CLOTHES.
Take care of your fill hoses, washer, and clothes and you will reap the rewards!
Watch for Part 2 Coming Soon…
WASHING MACHINES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
What you can do with your washer to be eco-friendly!