If you are a front load washing machine user, I am sure you have experienced a number of washer problems. Molds, noise, faulty motor and clogged drain are just some of the problems most front load owners experience.
Did you know that you can avoid these problems? With just a few additional steps in maintaining your washer, you can wash without a hitch all the time. Here are some tips you would want to know:
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1. After using your laundry machine, remove all the damp clothes inside and hang them up to dry completely. Many people tend to forget their clothes in the washer. As a result, the machine develops a nasty moldy and musty smell.
Get a clean towel and wipe the washer drum. Also wipe the rubber gasket of the machine. Molds tend to develop in moist and dark places. Leave the front door open to let air circulate inside. Also open the windows and the door of your laundry room to dispel unwanted washer smell.
2. Use only a bit of detergent. These machines have been designed in such a way that water is infused effectively into the fibers of the clothes. As a result, stains are removed easily. You don't need a lot of detergent to clean your garments. Excess detergent will only cause suds to appear inside the machine and this might cause washer errors.
If you need to get rid of stains, try using a stain remover and pre-treat the affected areas. Soak your stained garments in the cleaner overnight.
3. Remove the shipping nuts and bolts of your washer. Some people forget to remove the bolts and nuts that secure the drum during transit. This can cause washer problems. It will also make cleaning cycles a lot noisier than usual.
You would also want to secure the hose of the machines. Make sure that the hose is properly connected to the back of the washer to avoid leak problems. Tighten the connection to the water source correctly. If you connect it too tightly, the rubber seal might get damaged.
4. At least once a month, run an empty water cycle and add a cup of white vinegar. This will help dissolve hard minerals and collected molds inside the machine. It will prevent clogged drainage and smell problems.
5. Use your washer to clean full laundry cycles only. This will maximize the energy used by the machine. If you overwork the washer, it will break down easily.