Most people are familiar with how certain detergents and washing practices can either damage or extend the life of your clothes. Detergents that are too harsh can leave your once soft, and comfy jumpers feeling itchy or can cause pilling, and no one wants that. But something that many people are not familiar with is that the washing machine itself can fall victim to premature aging due to bad habits or simple oversights that could be easily prevented. Extend the lifespan of your washing machine with these following tips.

Crack the Door Open

If you can afford to do so—i.e. You don’t have to worry about small children or pets sneaking in—it is a good idea to crack the washing machine door open. This will help to air out the drum and prevent that unpleasant mildew smell from developing.

Don’t Overdo It

Cramming the washer past its load capacity will definitely affect its efficiency over time. Make sure to break down large loads into smaller ones; this will save the motor from working too hard and will also use less energy overall. It’s just as important to make sure that you aren’t leaving the drum mostly empty as that can cause problems as well as waste water and money. Find the happy medium!

Hot Wash

If you consistently run your clothes through a cool/cold wash cycle, you run the risk of allowing mold and mildew to grow in your washer. Do a hot wash at least once a month to keep your machine free of molds and mildew. Empty your washer, then run a hot water wash with a cup of white vinegar to clear any build up from the drum.

Here at All Good Appliances, we pride ourselves on being your qualified, local washing machine repair specialists. We have the experience and expertise necessary to repair and maintain most appliances, regardless of the brand. Contact All Good Appliances today to get a reliable, friendly, and experienced service associate out to your home to troubleshoot and repair your washing machine, today. We are here to make your life a little simpler.