Handwashing can be very tiring and will consume a lot of our time, especially when our laundry was already overflowing in our laundry baskets. These days, we prefer to use washing machines and dryers for our convenience. But how long do you expect your washer and dryer to last? Here are some expert tips that you can do to help your washer and dryer reach the 10-year mark.

Washing Machines

1. Keep it steady at the machine level. Modern washers have drums that spin at 1,600 rpm. The washer must sit completely level with its feet firmly on the floor to avoid excessive vibrations and any damage.

2. Don’t use too much detergent. Bubbles make the washer work harder and may cause excessive rinse cycles. Use the suggested amount of detergent from your washer’s instructions. High-efficiency (HE) detergents, which produce fewer bubbles, are formulated to work with water-saving front-loaders, HE top-loaders, and even some radical top-loaders.

3. Don’t forget to clean the dispenser drawer. It should be removed and cleaned regularly. When detergent builds up in the dispenser, it might become foamy, which makes the washer work harder. 

4. Make every effort to avoid mold. Washing machines will have a difficult time spinning and operating when there is too much amount of water and detergent residues loaded and remained unto it. To minimize molds, run the tub-cleaning option regularly—the recommended time depends on each machine, but it runs from once a month to every 50 cycles. When the front-loader has done its job, wipe away moisture inside the door and on the rubber gasket, and gently pull back the gasket to clean away any residue and dry the surface.

5. Examine the water-filling hoses. It is time to replace it when it’s already brittle or cracked. For starters, if a hose bursts, the flood can damage your appliances and your floor.

Dryers

1. Remove the lint trap and clean it. Although it may seem obvious, this is something that should be done before every load to guarantee that the airflow is free. A blocked lint trap enables the dryer to run longer, extending the machine’s wear and tear.

2. Replace an accordion-style tube. Synthetic or foil accordion-style tubes can weaken, enabling lint to collect in low points and the ridges. If lint builds up to the point where it restricts airflow, your clothes won’t dry, and conditions are ready for a dryer fire. Replace the tube with one that’s a hard metal. It has smooth walls, allowing the air to flow and reducing the buildup of lint (a flexible metal tube should be your second choice). Use tube connectors and metal clamps or foil tape to joins sections of the tube, and pass on sheet-metal screws. They can catch lint and cause buildup inside the tube.

3. Keep the tube clean. Once you have the right type of tube in place, be sure to clean it at least once a year. Disconnect the tube from the dryer, then vacuum the dryer vent with a long-handled attachment. Next, use a special brush made for cleaning dryer tubes: Feed it into the tube, vacuuming up chunks of lint as you move it back and forth.

This can be as simple as you thought, but these tips can surely help you out in making your washing and dryer last longer. For more expert tips about cleaning, just visit our page Lions LLC and contact us today, +1 801 477 7371.

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