Make sure that the
feet are level to prevent an imbalance in
the machine that may cause loud noises and
added wear and tear on the unit.
Make sure water faucets are in good
condition. Connect to faucets carefully;
improperly connecting to the faucets can
to the home. Turning faucets on and off
before and after you wash can extend the
life of you hoses. This also prevents hard
Rubber Hoses, over time, get worn
out, brittle and leak. It is recommended
that hoses be replaced every 5-7 years.
Check to ensure drain hoses are not
impeded from draining. Remove kinks and
other stoppages. Improper draining may cause
the pump to overheat and burn out.
has a lint filter, remove and clean
regularly to prevent clogs.
Do not overload with clothes because
the added pressure on the hoses can cause
them to burst.
Use the proper amount of detergent
(see detergent box instructions) for your
and water hardness. Don't use too much
detergent because too many soap suds will
the washing machine
to work harder and use extra energy.
Detergent dissolves in water temperature
over 55 degrees F.
Save money and energy by washing in
warm water. Washing clothes in hot water
uses twice as much energy as washing in warm
Presoaking is recommended for soiled
items while shorter cycles are recommended
for delicate items.
Washing one large load is more
efficient than washing two smaller loads.
Washing small loads with a large
water level will prevent proper cleaning
because there is reduced agitation.
Check that the spin cycle is spinning
properly because putting wet clothes in the
dryer will use more energy in the dryer.
Check belts regularly to see if they
need replacement. Worn or stretched belts
will cause the
to work harder
unnecessary costs - Schedule preventative maintenance today!