Washing machine Maintenance

Washing machine Maintenance

    RELIABLE WASHING MACHINE MAINTENANCE : KEEP YOUR LAUNDRY APPLIANCE ON TOP OF ITS GAME One of the most helpful modern conveniences is the washing machine. When it's working, there's nothing like having clean clothes at your convenience. But when it's not, it certainly makes life more difficult. There are a few easy maintenance tasks that help keep your washing machine in tip-top shape. …

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One of the most helpful modern conveniences is the washing machine. When it's working, there's nothing like having clean clothes at your convenience. But when it's not, it certainly makes life more difficult. There are a few easy maintenance tasks that help keep your washing machine in tip-top shape. With these tips, you'll have fewer service calls and a washing machine that lasts longer.


Regular washing machine maintenance and cleaning can help extend the lifespan of your appliance and keep it running efficiently. Here are some steps you can take to keep your washing machine in top shape:

  1. Clean the inside of the machine: Over time, detergent, fabric softener, and dirt can build up inside the washing machine. To clean it, run a cycle with hot water and 2 cups of white vinegar. This will help remove any build-up and deodorize the machine. If your machine has a self-clean cycle, you can use that instead.

  2. Wipe down the exterior: Wipe down the exterior of your machine with a damp cloth to remove any dirt and grime. Don't forget to clean the control panel and knobs as well.

  3. Clean the dispensers: The detergent and fabric softener dispensers can also accumulate build-up. Remove them and soak them in hot water and dish soap for a few minutes. Use a small brush or toothbrush to scrub away any residue, and rinse thoroughly.

  4. Check the hoses: Inspect the hoses for any cracks or leaks. If you find any, replace the hose immediately to prevent water damage.

  5. Level the machine: If your machine is wobbling or shaking during use, it may be unlevel. Adjust the legs of the machine until it's level and stable.

  6. Run a maintenance cycle: Some machines have a maintenance cycle that you can run to help prevent build-up and keep the machine running smoothly. Check your machine's manual for instructions on how to run this cycle.

  7. Don't overload the machine: Overloading the machine can strain the motor and cause damage. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for load size.

By following these simple maintenance and cleaning steps, you can keep your washing machine in good condition and avoid costly repairs.


Wash Your Washer

This seems like something that would happen naturally. Isn't our washer there to wash clothes? So, why wouldn't the washer be clean inside? Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way.

You may notice that your clothes don't smell as fresh or that the washer itself has an "off" odor. If so, the inside may need cleaning. Any partially dissolved suds can create a film that gets onto your clothing. This buildup also gets onto the drum of your washer. Other than simply being unclean, this film also breeds mold and mildew.

There are products you can buy where you simply spray the cleaner inside of your washer and run it after a few minutes. These work well but you can also make a solution at home. Mix about 3/4 cup of bleach along with some powdered laundry detergent - approximately one tablespoon should suffice. Put the solution in your washer and run it on its regular cycle. This will help clean and sanitize the inside for a fresher and cleaner scent.

Do this cleaning cycle around once a month. Even if you run an empty load with some detergent and bleach, it will help keep the machine fresher.

More Cleaning

What, more cleaning you ask? This part is pretty simple - keep the outside clean. Wipe up spills and periodically clean the rest of the outside so that it preserves the finish. While you're at it, you might as well clean the fabric softener, bleach, and detergent dispenser - if your washer has these.

The lint filter gets dirty too. It doesn't need cleaning all of the time but if it is too stopped up, it may cause your washer to stop temporarily with an error code. You can clear out this code by finding the lint filter, which can be found by referring to your owner's manual. If you've put it away somewhere, go online and type in your washer type plus "lint filter location" into a browser.

Check the Hoses

This one can be kind of a pain since it's in the back of your machine. Yet, you don't have to do this all the time and it's important. According to Houzz:

Keep an eye on the hoses connected to your washing machine. You want to be sure they don't become bent. If your washing machine is older, it may be time to replace those hoses (which should be replaced every five years.) A leak in your washing machine hose can cause a flood in your home.
Try doing this at least once a year. Just a quick once-over should be sufficient to make sure the hoses are okay.

Washing machine, button, regulation, hand, technology, techniqueThis sounds like a given but you would be surprised at how many people never pay attention to the settings or instructions. This can minimize the life of your washing machine. For example, if you have one of the HE (high efficiency) washers, you have to use a certain type of laundry soap for those machines.

High-efficiency front or top loading washers are designed with low water levels and a tumbling washing action. HE detergents are low sudsing and specially formulated to provide clean wash loads in these energy-saving washers.
If you were to use other laundry detergents, it may not clean your clothes right due to confusing the machine. It may not rinse the clothes properly, interrupt the cycle, or not wash the clothes right. You're simply defeating the purpose of the machine. However, HE machines use less soap so you get more uses out of your laundry soap bottle.

The same rules apply to things like specific settings. If you are washing a heavy load, use that setting so that the washer does not go out of balance or not clean properly.

Leave the Door Open (or Clean It)
If you have a top-loading washer, leave the door open between washings. This gives your washer time to dry out and lose all of the humidity that may cause odors. Many front-loading machines have lights in them or it is not convenient to leave them open. If you cannot, make sure that you at least wipe down the rubber seal in between washings so that mold or mildew does not start to grow.



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This is a list of estimated costs, pricing and rates for washing machine repair, fridge repair, cooker repair, oven repair, water dispenser repair, television repair and other appliance repair services in Nairobi, Kenya.

Washing Machine Ksh.1,000 Ksh.3,000 Ksh.3,500 Ksh.3,000
Refrigerator Ksh.1,000 Ksh.3,500 Ksh.3,500 Ksh.3,000
Cooker Ksh.1,000 Ksh.2,000 Ksh.3,000 Ksh.3,000
Microwave Oven Ksh.1,000 Ksh.2,000 Ksh.2,500 Ksh.2,000
Water Dispenser Ksh.800 Ksh.1,800 Ksh.3,000 Ksh.2,800
Television Ksh.1,000 Ksh.2,000 (Setup + Mounting) Ksh.3,000 Ksh.3,000
Oven Ksh.800 Ksh.2,000 Ksh.2,800 Ksh.3,000
Charges are estimates* because Spare Parts Prices vary and repair services may require the use of different spare parts. Call 0722566999 for specific information about the cost of repair for your appliance