A washing machine is one of the most essential appliances in a home, but, if you do not take good care of it, your washer can be really moody!
To ensure your washing machine will last long and serve its purpose in your household, make sure to avoid these mistakes:
Using too much detergent
Many people think that the more detergent they use, the better the result of the laundry will be.
But, this isn’t simply true, and even washer manufacturers themselves claimed that. Too much detergent can result in excess foam that can block drainage. Plus, the excess use of a detergent can clog the drawer and will prevent the soap to get to your clothes.
You don’t want an uncleaned shirt, do you?
Washing little garments without a wash bag
Most washing machine-related issues are about the drum. Using a wash bag can ensure you’ll have the exact same number of socks as you put in there after washing. In addition, your clothes will be safe because no small things will get stuck in the drum.
One of the most important things in a washing machine is the filter. It acts as a collecting agent for some things that shouldn’t be in your washing machines such as coins, scrunchies, and others. A filter must be cleaned 4 times a year, or even more often.
Stuffing too many clothes in the drum
Do not overload your washing machine. Aside from the clothes won’t be thoroughly clean, overloading the machine will shorten the life span of its parts. In this regard, washing with a few clothes is also a bad idea.
Cleaning and washing the machine seldomly
When the machine starts to smell bad, we just ignore it.
What people usually do is to put more detergent into it, and try not to leave the laundry in the drum. Aside from cleaning the filter, we should also turn on the drum wash mode.But if there is a bad smell inside the drum, it’s a clear sign we aren’t taking good care of the machine.
If your washer does not have that mode, you can turn on the regular wash at a high temperature but without garments inside. Adding a bit of vinegar will also help.
How many mistakes are you guilty of doing?