Washing machines has made house hold laundry easy in so many homes. You no longer have to go through the strenuous work of hand washing your clothes.
In our opinion, one of the best functionality of some brands of washing machine is the spin. You can wash loads of clothes and get them dried in minutes.
Considering the importance of this home appliance, you definitely need to ensure it is working as expected.
Here are 5 tips to consider in maintaining your washing machine.
1. Regularly clean the interiors
The washing machine is not programmed to wash itself. After every load, wash and rinse the interiors with clean water to keep the odor from it fresh always.
2. Open the lid after every wash
The washing machine is prone to retain odors after wash. You will need to rinse the interiors after every wash and open the lids for about 10 - 15 mins . This tip would ensure that your washing machine is properly maintained.
3. Do not overload
Please do not overload!
Every washing machine comes with a manufacturers manual, and a washing capacity. Some washing machines allows wash load of 4.5 kg, 5 kg,or more depending on your household needs.
Overloading the machine would only lower its life span. Check your manual for your washing capacity or you can simply browse for the product description online
4. Inspect the water hose often and replace when damaged
The water hose is often neglected. The water hose of your washing machine needs to be regularly inspected to avoid leakages. If you notice any leakages, you should replace the hose as soon as possible
5. Use the appropriate amount of detergent
Yes! There is a required amount of detergents you are to use for your washing machine. Not everyone knows this, but in most manufacturer guides there are instructions to the appropriate amount and type of detergents to be used for your wash. Too much soap can leave residue on your clothes and cause excess wear and tear on your washer, some high-efficiency washers require a special, low-sudsing detergent.