Over time your washer is likely to run into a few issues, especially as it begins to age. By taking care of your machine, and performing regular maintenance, you can extend the life of your washing machine. Keep reading for washing tips that will not only help your clothes come out cleaner, but will ensure your washer lasts as long as possible.
Use the Right Detergent
Some detergents are made specifically for certain types of washers. For instance, some detergents are made for high-efficiency machines, and will work better than regular detergent. You should also make sure to use the proper amount, as too much will create more suds and can leave your clean clothes soapy after the cycle. That being said, too little won’t clean your clothes at all. Using too much can also lead to mold if it is not cleaned properly. Be sure to check the label of the detergent carefully and see if it is compatible with your washing machine.
Adding too much to your washer can damage the unit. This is because when water soaks into the clothes it increases the weight. When there is too much weight, the drum is not able to spin properly. This means that your clothes aren’t getting cleaned properly, but also means the machine can break over time due to damage to the drum. Your clothes should fill the washer drum, but you should not have to shove them in tightly.
Use the Correct Speed
Just like making sure you select the proper load size, you need to make sure that you are using the proper spinning speed for the size of the load you are washing. The machine will start to break down If you are constantly using the high spinning speeds to wash your loads even if it’s unnecessary, as it is undergoing more wear and tear. This could potentially damage your washer in the long run if you constantly have it on the wrong speed. Using the right speed will not only keep your clothing lasting longer, but it will keep your washer lasting longer as well.