Laundry Maintenance Tips

Posted by Lien Pham on 4/27/2018 to Appliance Maintenance
Laundry Maintenance Tips

The key to keeping your laundry appliances running like brand new is making sure it is well maintained. Fixing any damages as quickly as possible decreases the chances your washer or dryer will break down. Here are some tips to help keep your laundry appliances well maintained.



Regularly Clean Your Washer

Rinse away any soap residue by using our Affresh Washer Cleaner. This removes and prevents odor-causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. Designed to penetrate deep into the machine, Affresh® Washer Cleaner breaks up residue better than bleach. Used once a month, Affresh® Washer Cleaner keeps your machine fresher and cleaner.

Don’t Overload

When you overload your washer, your clothes will be rammed into the drum and there won’t be a lot of room for the efficient cleaning it needs. Overloading can also damage your drum and decrease the efficiency of the appliance.

Check Your Hoses

Make sure your washer is four inches away from the wall to prevent any hoses from kinking. Your fill hoses and water inlet should be checked every five years or less for any damages and leaks. Over time, hoses can leak, weaken and sometimes bursts.


Check the Dry Vent

If you have noticed it takes longer for your clothes to dry, then you might have lint build up in the dryer vent. In order to avoid this, you should be cleaning and vacuuming your dryer vent annually to get rid of any lint residue.

Clean the Lint Filter

Removing lint after every load is extremely important. This is a safety measure to avoid house fires caused by the dryer.


Thanks for reading! We hope these tips will help keep your major household appliances in tip-top shape without breaking the bank!

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