How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Washing Machine

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Home appliances like washing machines or dryers are expensive investments. Therefore, you want to make sure they last as long as possible. Here are some tips on how to prolong the lifespan of your washing machine.

Isn’t it just the best feeling to have a washing machine that allows you to do your laundry at home instead of going to a laundromat?! Washing machines used to be appliances that were made to serve you some decades but unfortunately, the lifespan of modern washers is shorter. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to prolong their life span and that will make sure, your appliance will last as long as possible.

1. Prevent your washing machine from getting moldy

You might think that a washing machine might be able to stay clean themselves since it manages to clean everything inside. But often detergent or fabric softeners remain in the machine and that, together with water, can serve mold as a food source. Therefore, you should clean the appliance regularly and use a disinfectant for glass and gasket. Furthermore, it is important to remove clothes from the washing machine as soon as the appliance is done and keep the door of the washing machine or dryer open when they are not in use.

2. Make sure to keep your appliances level

During the spinning cycle, the drum of your washing machine has to spin at a high speed. If the machine is unsteady, it can lead to excessive vibration that will cause damage to the appliance. Therefore, make sure that the appliance has all feet firmly on the floor and use a level to check it’s correctly adjusted on each side.

3. Do not use too much detergent

Especially newer washing machines don’t need a lot of detergents to get your clothes clean. By using too much detergent, your washer has to work harder. It could even cause an extra rinse cycle, which uses extra energy and will shorten the lifespan of your washer.

4. Don’t wash too many clothes at once

You might think, that it’s a good idea to stuff all your clothes into the washer to get them cleaned in just one washing cycle. But as a matter of fact, that is not the best idea – and we will tell you why. Firstly, clothes need enough room to move around in the drum. Secondly, too much weight in the washing machine means that the motor has to work harder. Thirdly, it could mean that your clothes are not getting cleaned properly which would result in another washing cycle. All of that will rather shorten the lifespan of your washing machine instead of prolonging it.

5. Get your washing machine checked-up regularly

Once in a while, it also makes sense to have your appliances checked from a professional. We would love to assist you with that! Our experienced technicians work every day from 8 am to 10 pm all over the GTA. To schedule an appointment, you can contact us online or call us: +1 (888) 513-0052 or +1 (289) 801-7857. They are also to help you installing a new washing machine – if you don’t feel confident installing it yourself.

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