No housewife can already imagine her life without this automatic washing machine. The washing machine is purchased immediately by all young families. Sometimes even to the detriment of all other appliances. In families with small children, the washing machine sometimes becomes the only way to really ease the burden of household problems. The washing machine allows the young mother to do other things while doing the laundry.
When the machine fails, it becomes a huge problem for the family. Proper care of the washing machine, regular maintenance, and cleaning is a guarantee of its long and flawless operation. In this article, we will consider in detail how to take care of the washing machine so that later avoid problems with its repair.
The first important tip is not original: before you start using your washing machine, you should carefully study the instruction manual that comes with it. Each unit has its own features and nuances in operation and maintenance. But there are a number of rules that apply to all models of such appliances.
Installation of the washing machine. It is necessary to put it on a flat horizontal surface. In the spin mode, the machine can vibrate very strongly, which sometimes leads to its impact on nearby objects. In addition, you must consider the location of electrical outlets and connection to water and sewage networks. The shorter will be the supply cables and hoses – the better.
Regular cleaning. After each use, the machine must be cleaned. This applies to both internal and external surfaces. There is no need to disassemble anything, just remove moisture from the inner and outer surfaces of the machine with a dry cloth.
Do not put foreign objects on the machine. Various kitchen utensils are often placed on the surface of the machine. For example, basins, buckets, and so on. If the machine is running, this should not be done categorically.
The quality of the water used. Perhaps this factor affects the longevity of the machine more than any other. If the water is hard, it is recommended to use special water softeners. Also, it will not hurt to install the appropriate filters. This prevents the formation of limescale – the main cause of breakdowns.
Cleanliness of the drain pump. Check the drain pump filter regularly. A clogged filter causes the pump to run overloaded. This is not conducive to its long-lasting operation.
How to take care of your washing machine so it doesn’t rust
As mentioned above, after washing the machine should be thoroughly wiped with a dry cloth. In addition, ventilation of the machine’s mechanisms leads to good results. After washing, leave the doors and powder tray open for 3-4 hours, or better to keep them constantly open. This process will significantly reduce the risk of rust.
Do not try to remove rust that has already appeared on your own. Immediately call a specialist from the service. Believe me, calling a professional immediately will save you a lot of money.
Washing Machine Care Tips
Get your clothes ready for the wash the right way
It won’t take much time to implement the recommendations for proper washing machine maintenance and will cost a lot less than repairs. These rules are uncomplicated and understandable to everyone.
Many housewives prefer to accumulate dirty laundry directly in the washing machine. This will lead to an unpleasant odor. Therefore, put the laundry in the drum only before turning on the machine.
Foreign objects are often left in the pockets of things. Getting them in the drum leads to loss of its tightness. Therefore, carefully check and empty the pockets of all items before washing.
Voltage fluctuations in the electrical network, as well as water pressure fluctuations in the water supply have a bad effect on the washing machine. You should observe these parameters and turn on the machine only when you are sure there is uninterrupted and quality power and water supply.
Sort your laundry before washing. Colored items should be separated from monochrome laundry. The degree of soiling must be taken into account, as well as the material from which the clothes are made. Recommendations for washing different items are given in the instructions.
If you plan a long break in the operation of the washing machine (vacation, business trip, etc.), it is necessary to disconnect the machine from the mains and from the water supply.
Correctly load the drum
Find out what is the maximum amount of laundry for this particular design of washing machine. This figure is specified in the instructions of the manufacturer of the washing machine. It is necessary to comply with this recommendation. If you overload the drum, it will lead to a breakdown of the electric motor or the pump. In addition, it causes an excess of incoming water and increased foaming.
It is usually recommended to load the machine, leaving about one third of the drum volume free. For high-quality washing, experienced housewives also recommend alternating items by size.
If you still can’t figure out what’s wrong, or don’t want to waste your time guessing, North Country Appliance Repair Service is here to help you get your washing machine serviced and serviced in no time at all.