As your washer begins to age, it is more likely to run into some issues and require a repair or two. By using your machine properly, and performing regular maintenance, you can not only get cleaner clothes, but extend the life of your washing machine as well. Keep reading for washing tips that will not only help your clothes come out cleaner, but will ensure your washer lasts longer as well.
Use the Right Detergent
Some detergents will work better in certain washers. For instance, detergent that is made for high-efficiency machines will work better than a regular detergent. You should also make sure to use the correct amount, as using too much will create extra suds and can leave your “clean” clothes soapy after the cycle; on the other hand, too little won’t clean your clothes at all. Using too much can also lead to mold if it is not cleaned properly. Be sure to check the label of the detergent carefully and see if it is compatible with your washing machine.
Use the Correct Speed
It is essential that you need to make sure that you are using the correct spinning speed for the size of the load you are washing. The machine will not work properly if you are constantly using the high spinning speeds to wash your loads due to extra wear and tear to the machine. This could potentially damage your washer in the long run if you constantly have it on the wrong speed. Using the right speed will not only keep your clothing lasting longer, but it will keep your washer lasting longer as well.
The amount of items you add to an individual load greatly impacts how well the machine will work, and adding too many clothes to your washer can actually damage the machine. This is because when you add water to the clothes it increases their weight. If there is an excessive amount of weight, the drum is not able to spin properly. Not only does this mean that your clothes aren’t getting cleaned properly, it also means that the machine can break over time and require multiple repairs, or even a replacement. Your clothes should fill the washer drum, but you should not have to shove them in tightly.