Let’s face it, no one likes doing laundry and there is nothing worse than having a mountain of clothing overflowing your laundry baskets. Our first instinct is to throw all our laundry into one load and it’s easy to do so because everything can squeeze! Many homeowners don’t realize overloading their washing machine can damage it and damaged the efficiency of your washer.
Doing laundry seems easy because all you have to do is shove all of your clothes into the washer and press the start button right? Wrong. Just because you are putting a huge load of laundry in the wash at once does not mean that it will get the efficient washing it’ll need.
Here are some tips to remember when doing your laundry:
Ever go to switch a load of laundry from the washer to dryer and realize how bad your washer smells?! Don’t worry! Washer mildew and odors is a common complaint among homeowners and sometimes it’s caused by the detergent we use. However, it isn’t hard to get rid of the smell, through a few simple steps and changing your maintenance habits for your washing machine you can have it smelling brand new!
Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down. Continue reading our series on your summer appliances Here: Continue reading
Did you know the lint trap located in your washer machine needs to be cleaned? Sometimes after taking a load of laundry out of the washer, we forget a small but huge step that goes a long way, cleaning the lint trap. You may need to replace your Washer Lint Trap (or your water filter) if your clothes display a furry coat of lint on them. Here are some basic FAQ’s about lint traps.
Having a wobbly or shaky washer is one of the most common problems people find when troubleshooting washer issues. That is probably because there are so many different reasons why your washer could be wobbly! From something as simple as having an unbalanced load to more complex problems such as a broken or damaged suspension springs there are so many reasons why your washer could be shaking around. Let’s take a look into four different reasons why your washer could be wobbling around and how to fix them.
No, we’re not talking about the cute and furry kind of dogs. Agitator Dogs, also called Agitator Cogs, Dog Ears, or Ratchet Cogs are a small but important part of the Agitator in most top loading washers. Without them, your washer cannot properly move your clothes during the agitation cycle to get them clean. Which is why we’ve made Agitator Dogs our Product Pick of the Week.
In today’s blog, we’ll be briefly going over how your Agitator works and what the Agitator Dogs do. We’ll also give you a few tips to identifying if it’s time to replace the Agitator Dogs in your top-loading washer. Continue reading