- July 10, 2020
- Posted by: AdminAce123
- Category: Home Maintenance
Do not overload the washing machine with laundry. Over sized loads can damage your washer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the maximum load capacity for your specific model. Make sure you distribute your clothes evenly inside the washing machine.
Use the correct detergent for your washing machine. Use the recommended amount of detergent to avoid suds and bubbles that can cause the washer to overflow. Keep the amount of detergent below the fill line printed on the cup, and do not use additional detergent than what is recommended
Regularly check all water supply hoses worn tubing, stress cracks or loose connections. Replace damaged hoses with newer types that are made of flexible tubing encased in a stainless-steel braided exterior for superior strength.
Replace hoses every five years even if they are not damaged to prevent possible future water damage from your washing machine. Cracking or corrosion may occur on the inside of the hose and may not be visible until it is too late.
Check the drain hose for wear and to make sure it fits tightly into the main drain line. Make sure it does not dislodge when the washer agitates or drains.
Leave at least 3 inches of space between the wall and your washer to prevent the main hoses from becoming kinked.
Turn off water to both supply valves when the machine is sitting idle. Always turn off the valves if you will be away. You should have lever-operated valves that can be quickly closed and opened in one easy motion.
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