The Laundry Doesn't Do Itself: 4 Steps To Keep Your Front-Load Washing Machine In Tiptop Shape


Laundry is a household chore that never goes away. In fact, if you have a large family, it may seem like life is an endless parade of dirty laundry. When it comes to getting your laundry done, you want a washing machine that's quick, efficient, and gentle on your clothing. The last thing you want to do is spend all day washing laundry in a machine that wastes water, and destroys your clothing. That's where the front-load washing machine comes in handy. Front-load washing machines, use less water, and don't agitate the life right out of your clothing. If you've invested in a front-load washing machine, you want it to last for as long as possible. Here are four simple steps that will keep your washing machine in tiptop shape.

Don't Overdo it on the Detergent

If you have a front-load washing machine, you know that it uses less water per load. However, you might not realize that because your washing machine uses less water, it will also use less laundry detergent; a lot less. In fact, using too much laundry detergent can gunk up your washing machine, and lead to a foamy mess. The problem is that excess suds can be difficult for your front-loading washing machine to rinse out, especially since it's using less water. To protect your washing machine, reduce the amount of laundry detergent you use per load. It's also a good idea to reduce the amount of fabric softener, and bleach you use too.

Remove Clean Laundry as Soon as Possible

Because front-loading washing machines create such a tight, waterproof seal during the wash cycle, they can develop mold problems very quickly. Allowing your wet laundry to set in the washing machine, will allow moisture to build up, which will lead to mold and foul odors inside the wash compartment. One way to reduce the threat of mold, is to remove laundry as soon as the cycle is complete.

Clean the Washing Machine

As discussed above, your front-loading washing machine can develop mold and odor problems. When that happens, your clothing might not come out smelling as fresh, and clean, as you'd like them to. One way to keep the odors at bay is to keep your washing machine clean. Once a month, fill your detergent dispenser with about one cup each of distilled vinegar and baking soda. Allow your washing machine to go through one complete laundry cycle. Your washing machine will stay clean, and odor-free.

Know the Warning Signs

When it comes to your front-loading washing machine, it's important for you to know the warning signs. Being aware of the warning signs will allow you to call for washer repairs in a timely manner. If your washing machine begins to make a grinding noise, or fails to empty all the way, be sure to contact your repair technician as soon as possible.


20 June 2017

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