When it comes to washer care, knowing what to do is only half the job. Knowing how to do it properly will help you avoid excessive repairs in the long run and extend its useful life.
Learn more about the washer maintenance tips below that you might don’t know about much.
Use Only the Recommended & Suitable Laundry Detergent
Check your manufacturer’s recommended type of detergent, the right amount, and instructions for usage. Also, be sure to load the detergent correctly, as some units have a detergent and fabric softener tray while others don’t have one.
Observe the Washer’s Hoses
Every washer has hoses, the hot-water, cold-water, and drain. Always check these hoses monthly for any cracks, cut, or brittleness. The best time to check for any damage to your hoses is right after running the washer, as you will be able to see if anything is leaking. When you notice a leak, schedule professional washer repair right away.
See Whether You Need A Drain Vent
A drain vent is installed on the drain hose to prevent pressure that slows down the drainage, or else you might need a water damage restoration service. To see if you need one, look at your washer’s drain hose, and if you see a little gap around it, then you probably don’t need one. However, if the hose fits tightly, then you should get a drain vent.
Open the Door When Not in Use For Air Circulation
Your washer could be a breeding ground for molds, mildew, and other particles. If you keep the door open when the washer is not in use, you lower the risk of them building up.
Always Make Sure the Door Gasket is Dry
The gasket (a rubber seal) around your washer door is susceptible to mold and deterioration, and that is why it is necessary to wipe it off after running the washer.
Clean the Washer and Lint Filter Often
You must clean your washers every month or two, as well as the lint filter. Many homeowners are not aware that most washers in the market have lint traps. If you see the fuzz on your clothes, it could be because of the clogged lint trap.
Professional and Reliable Washer Maintenance and Repair Experts
However, no matter how well you care for your washer, there will come a time it will malfunction and need professional appliance repair. When this happens, you can rely on your local Red Apple Appliance Repair to troubleshoot and fix the problem with your washer fast and effectively. To book your washer repair appointment, call us anytime!
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