How to extend the lifespan of your washing machine

How to extend the lifespan of your washing machine

Washing machines are a common feature in most homes, and if you repeatedly load and unload yours, you will be familiar with the wear and tear that can amount over time ending in lots of washing machine repairs. High-usage doesn’t necessarily mean that you will need to replace it because by heeding our short list of good washing machine habits, you will be equipped to prolong the life of your machine.

If you already embrace best practice when looking after your appliances and are encountering break downs or faults, then Appliance Repair Express offers a professional, fast and competitively priced washing machine repairs service in Solihull and Birmingham.

Keep the door open

When you finish your laundry, it’s tempting to close the door on the washing machine – many of us don’t even think about it. However, this isn’t the best way to care for your device. By leaving the door open, you allow air into the machine that will dry out the seal and drum and prevent mould from gathering.

Don’t overload

The capacities listed on washing machines are there for a good reason. By consistently cramming in more clothes than the device is capable of handling you are placing avoidable strain on the motor. Inevitably this increases the likelihood of a fault occurring and the need for a washing machine repair.

Use a colder cycle

Using a colder temperature setting on your washing machine has two main benefits; it requires less power, saving you money, and is delicate on your garments. As well as running colder cycles, it would be best if you regularly run a hot wash in an empty machine to keep it clear of mould and mildew.

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