Washing Machine Maintenance: 8 Best Tips

Washing machines should be cleaned regularly. This will help to prevent foul odors, mold, and mildew. These are just a few simple tips that can make a big difference in the life expectancy of your washer. It’s an expensive investment so you want it to last for many years.

You may notice odors and clothes that aren’t clean enough.

These are eight ways to make your laundry day easy.

1. Take a look at the hoses.

Check the fittings every month to make sure they are not loosening or bulging.

2. Do not overload it.

Washing laundry in large loads can cause damage to your washer.

3. Make sure you use the right detergent.

You should make sure that you are using the correct detergent for your washer. Low-sudsing detergent is required for many energy-efficient washers.

4. Use the correct amount of detergent

Too much detergent can leave a residue on your washer and make it difficult to wash. It’s easy to use pods, but liquid detergent should be measured according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

5. Clean the dispensers and interior.

Washing the washer is necessary. This will keep your washer clean and fresh. TIP! TIP! Every month, run a clean load of hot water and 2 cups white vinegar. Add 1/2 cup detergent to the wash cycle. Allow the cycle to complete.

6. Clean the drum, door, and gasket.

This will ensure that your washer doesn’t emit odors into your laundry. TIP! TIP!

7. After a load, leave the door open.

Do you ever notice a strange smell when you open your washer to load a load? This is a common problem.

8. As soon as you’re done, transfer clean laundry to your dryer.

Let wet clothes sit in the washer for too long can lead to mold and mildew.