Be sure you never overload your washing machine with clothes! This can shorten the lifespan of your appliance, and cause unnecessary strain on your washer hoses. Your washer has either coated metallic or porcelain layered chipboard, and cleaning the outside of your washing machine is quite easy. Use some all-purpose cleaner dust, a scrubby sponge, and a rag to completely clean it. In the porcelain case with persistent staining you may use a non-abrasive cleaner and a rag. Do not forget to always unplug your equipment before you do any sort of cleaning or repair work on them, failure to take action can cause serious damage to your appliances and yourself!
If you’d like your washing machine to keep running well for a long time to come it is wise to use these washing machine maintenance tips so you can get the most out of your appliance. Washers are put through multiple things that can cause it to wear down if not prevented or checked out on every three to half a year. Cleaning your machine and checking out other areas that might be problematic can help you keep your machine in tip-top shape. The first washing machine maintenance tip to make sure your washing machine works smoothly are the fill and drain hoses. Over time passes these plastic or rubber hoses can wear down and finally cause breaks or ruptures, which might lead to a drinking water drop. Inspect your washer hoses every couple of months for any symptoms of breaks or deterioration. Most manufacturers suggest that you should replace the hoses every couple of years or so.
The next washing machine maintenance tip is to check the leveling legs on your washer; if the legs aren’t level you’ll get vibration through the spin cycle. This may cause your washer to bang around, make a noisy racket, and even ‘walk’ from the wall… that’s not good for your machine. All you have to do to adjust the front and back legs so these are even, and close to the ground. Moving it closer to the floor can help keep it from vibrating. Some types of washer have self-adjusting legs, all you have to do is lift up the machine up a few inches and they’ll automatically level out. You should also be checking your washer every couple of months for lint accumulation. Washing machines accumulate lint through the wash cycle, and rinse it down with the water during draining. Check the washer tube every month to ensure it isn’t getting blocked with lint. When you have a Maytag washing machine the lint is collected in the center tube of the agitator, it should be raised up and cleaned every three to half a year.
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