A washing machine is one of those appliances we can’t live without! So, you want to make sure you get the most out of your machine. Maintaining your machine will help to lengthen it’s lifespan, helping you save your money. So, we have pulled together a few top tips for maintaining your machine.
1. After your wash cycle has finished you should leave the door ajar to air. This will help to stop the build-up of mould and mildew within the machine. Just be sure to always monitor pets and children around your appliance.
2. Try to remove your clothes as soon as possible after the wash has ended. This will also prevent the build-up of mould and will ensure that your clothes come out smelling fresh. Damp clothes that are left in a machine for an extended period can develop odours and crease badly. Try using the delay start function on your machine so the cycle ends just as you are ready to take it out.
3. Wires, buttons and hooks on clothes can damage the drum and seals of your machine. When washing clothes remember to close zips and buttons. This will protect your machine and other clothing from damage. When washing underwire bras or curtains you should place the item inside a laundry bag or pillowcase and remove any loose hooks.
4. Don’t use too much detergent! Using excess detergent can leave residue on your clothes and in your washing machine drum. You’ll notice this in quick washes especially. You should also clean out your detergent drawer frequently to keep your machine working at it’s best.
5. Remember to clean the door seals of your machine. Your machine can start to develop mildew or mould underneath the seals as this is where dirt, detergent and excess water can get trapped. This mildew can than transfer on to your clothes or cause issues with the integrity of the seals over time. You should clean the seals regularly to stop this build-up from occurring.
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