How To Take Care Of Your Washing Machine


A washing machine is one of the most used appliances in any home. After all, people use it not just for their clothing but also for things like linens and blankets, among other uses. With such heavy use, it is important to learn how to take care of your washing machine. With proper care and maintenance, a washing machine can last quite a long time, which means you can save yourself a lot of time and money. The following are some tips for how to take care of this appliance so that you can get your money’s worth.

Proper care is one of the first rules of appliance maintenance. What this means is that you need to be smart about how you use your washing machine. Make sure to only use the right amount of detergent, to empty the lint trap, and to never overload the machine. If you abuse this appliance, then it will no doubt break down. Do not think you can continuously overload the machine and still have it function at its best. Instead, wash normal loads of laundry and try to take big things like over sized sleeping bags and blankets or heavy boots and shoes to Laundromats.

If you hear a noise, do not ignore it. Most washing machines will need maintenance after a couple years of use. This is normal. After all, people use this appliance almost more than any other. However, if you do not have issues addressed right away, you risk a small issue become a big one. For example, you may only need a small part or piece, but this could change if you do not replace or repair the machine. Look up some reliable appliance repair groups in your community so that you always have someone honest and reliable to call when your washing machine starts making strange sounds.

It is important to take the time to clean your washing machine from time to time. No, this is not an oxymoron. Instead, if you wipe down the inside and outside of this appliance, you can keep grime, dirt, leaves, and other items from clogging it up. Similarly, if you have been playing in the snow and are muddy, try to brush off as much mud from the clothes before you place them in the washing machine. When you wash your clothes, make sure to check your pockets for any spare change or items that could be thrown into the wash. Something as small as a pocket full of change could jam or harm your washing machine. Preventative actions like this can speak volumes when it comes to the care of this appliance.

Be aware and take care of your washing machine so that you can have it for the long term. There is no reason why you should have to replace such an important appliance after only a year. If you take care of your washing machine, you can be sure your clothes will be washed right the first time and that you will not have to shill out for major repairs more than is necessary. The smallest of actions can speak volumes when it comes to maintaining and caring for your appliance. This is why it is important to do everything from check your pants’ pockets to wiping the machine down from time to time. Be smart and you can make your washing machine last quite a long time.

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jasonjason – who has written posts on Home Tips Plus.
I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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