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Maintenance Tips for Your Washing Machine

August 10, 2011

washer maintenanceThe washing machine is one of the most practical devices around your house, and you will find that having a washing machine will make keeping your house clean a lot easier. Seeing as the washing machine handles all of the dirty clothing that accumulates on a daily basis, it is in your best interest to care for the washing machine. There are a few simple things that you can do to keep your washing machine in good condition, and you will find that performing regular DIY maintenance is the best way to keep it functioning with no problems:

1. One of the main parts of your washing machine that is likely to break is the water hose that connects your spigot to the washing machine, and the reason that it breaks is that the water tends to wear it out. Not only will the water running through the hose cause the connectors to rust and leak, but it could cause the hose itself to rupture and leak. You can either switch out your rubber hose every few years, or you can simply use a stainless steel fill hose that will last much longer than the rubber ones.

2. The washing machine needs to be placed on a surface that is as level as possible, as that will ensure that the machine doesn’t rock when it is on the spin cycle. If your washing machine is not placed at a level angle, the spinning parts of the washing machine will batter the inside and cause it to rock or even “walk” or move forward with the vibrations. If the washing machine doesn’t come with adjustable legs on the front of the machine, try using cinder blocks or some concrete to level off the floor where it will be placed.

3. The outside of your washing machine is likely to get dirty and dusty with all of the dust that it kicks up, and you will find that cleaning the outside of your machine will keep it in good condition. While this is purely aesthetic, it will ensure that your washing machine stays in good shape as long as possible.

4. The lint that is collected by the washing machine usually drains during the drain cycle of the washing, but the lint may collect in such quantities that it will not drain properly. Make sure to check the lint drain to ensure that it drains properly, else you may have to call a technician. Certain Maytag washing machines will collect the lint in the tube in the center of the machine, and you will need to remove the tube in order to clean the machine. Most machines will have the lint filter close to the top of the machine, and you will need to remove it, clean it, and replace it.

Doing these few simple things for your washing machine will ensure that it remains in good condition for as long as possible. Seeing as you spent all that money on buying the machine, it stands to reason that you would do as much as possible to keep it in good shape.

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