The key to a healthy laundry appliance is keeping it well maintained and making sure to fix any damages as quickly as possible. In order to increase the longevity of your appliances, keeping them well maintained will decrease the chances your washer or dryer will break down. Here are some tips that that will save you from unwanted repair expenses.
Check Your Hoses:
Your water inlet and fill hoses should be checked every five years for leaks and damages. As time passes, the rubber hoses can weaken, leak and sometimes burst which will result in water damage to your home. Also, make sure that your washing machine is at least four inches away from the wall to prevent any of your hoses from kinking.
Clean Your Washer:
The purpose of a washing machine is to clean your clothes but you can’t have clean clothes if your washer is filthy. Make sure to rinse away any soap residue by using either a washing machine cleaner or a DIY solution made up of water, baking soda and vinegar.
Don’t Overload the Machine:
Overloading your washing machine can damage your drum and decrease the efficiency of the appliance. Your clothes will be rammed into the drum and there won’t be a lot of room for the efficient cleaning it needs.
Clean the Lint Filter:
It is extremely important that you are cleaning your lint filter after each load. Doing this will decrease the risks of fire hazards and will allow it to work efficiently.
Check Your Dryer Vent:
If you have noticed that your clothes are taking longer to dry it might be because you have accumulated lint buildup in your dryer vent. In order to prevent your dryer lint build-up use a lint brush to get rid of any lint that may be plugging your dryer. You should at least clean or vacuum the inside of your dryer vent annually to rid it of any lint residue.
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