Your washer and dryer are no longer considered luxury appliances. They are a necessity in today’s world. These appliances work hard to get the job done and it takes a toll on all those working parts. In order to keep your washer and dryer in top condition, you need to perform regular cleaning and maintenance.
Level Your Appliances
Your washer and dryer need to be level in order to perform properly. If not, you will notice that your washer, in particular, will bounce around whenever it spins. This can cause damage to various parts inside the appliance. Take a moment to adjust the feet of the appliance so that it is perfectly level.
Inspect the water hoses on your washer regularly as well as any connection points. Make sure that there is no excessive wear and tear, cracks or other damage. Your hoses should be replaced every 5 years as a precaution. This is because rubber tends to become brittle over time.
Your washer and dryer need to be cleaned regularly. Not only inside, but all around the appliance too. Dust is attracted to water and heat which means that it won’t be long before your washer or dryer will need to be wiped down from top to bottom. You should also run a wash cycle without any laundry (or just a couple of towels) and add vinegar to clean away hard water deposits and bad smells in your washer.
Lint can accumulate in your dryer as well as your washer. Check the filters, lint screens and clean them out regularly to prevent blockages. With your dryer, you will notice the lint building up faster and this is normal. Clean out the lint after each use so that you don’t end up leaving it behind from one week to the next.
This is especially important due to the fact that an obstructed vent can prove to be a fire hazard. Lint and other debris often make their way into the vent. When the vent gets hot while the dryer is running, it can ignite. Dry lint doesn’t take much to catch on fire and it can be disastrous for your appliance and home. Clean out the vent regularly to prevent such problems.
Don’t Use When Faulty
It should go without saying that you should not use a faulty washer or dryer. However, you would be surprised how often this piece of advice goes unnoticed. If you hear or see anything out of the ordinary as far as your washer or dryer is concerned, it’s best to avoid using the appliance for now. Contact a technician and explain the issue. Having a professional inspect your appliance can save you plenty of time and money in the end.
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