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What to Do if Your Laundry Washer Is Not Cleaning Properly

What to Do if Your Laundry Washer Is Not Cleaning Properly

When you load your laundry washer and select all the right settings, you expect your laundry to come out clean. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can make your washer less effective than it should be. The good news is that there are a few steps you can take to make sure that your clothes come out as spotless as possible.

Don’t overload

Overloading will not only make it tough to ensure desired results, but it will also place added pressure on the working parts of your laundry washer. Think about the weight of the water soaked laundry and how hard the motor will work to turn the drum. Detergent can also get trapped in between clothing items and you will notice  residue even after the rinse cycle is complete. Instead of forcing everything into a single load, split the loads up for better results and less wear on working parts of your laundry washer.

Proper detergent habits

Make sure that you add the right amount of detergent – not too much and not too little. You should also add your detergent in the proper way. The type of washer and detergent you are using will determine when and where you should pour those suds. Make sure that you also treat stains and pre-wash collars, sleeves, and any other problem areas before running your wash cycle.

Clean out lint

If the lint trap in your washer gets clogged, it can allow dirt to remain in the tub, and it can inhibit the drainage process. Make sure that you clean the lint filter on your washer regularly, especially after washing the so called “shedders” – items that leave a fair amount of fabric behind during the wash cycle.

Remove loose debris

If you or somebody in your home has done some yard work or enjoyed a friendly game of football, you may notice soil, grass, and other debris. Rather than tossing these items directly in the machine, you should shake or even rinse them off first. This prevents debris from clogging the drainage system, and it also stops the dirt from clinging to other items.

Check for color running

We all have at least one or two items that we need to wash separately or by hand because of discoloration. Finding your favourite white shirt ruined due to a lost red sock in the washer is the worst thing ever. Test any new clothes to find out whether the color runs and, if so, wash separately or by hand.

Clean your laundry washer

While your washer is in charge of cleaning your laundry, it is not immune to dirt, and it also needs a good clean from time to time. Run a short cycle on your machine with cleaning agents to ensure that your washer looks and smells fresh! This will help clear out the drainage pipe too, which will make your washer more efficient.

Don’t forget, if your laundry is not coming out as clean as it should or you notice any other problems like noises, failure to drain, and so on, call (647) 492-7773 right away for fast washer repairs by Express Appliance Repair.