December 6, 2022

Shiney Homes

Home Improvement Blog

Things to Do to Maintain Your Washer and Dryer

Having a working washer and dryer is a convenience you may take for granted until they’re not working efficiently or stop working altogether. There are some things you should do to keep your washer and dryer in good working order as long as possible. 

Make Sure the Machines are Level

If your washer or dryer isn’t on level ground, the machine may wobble and could cause damage to the machine and your floor. Make sure they’re on level ground so that the drum is balanced as it spins.

Clean Both Machines Frequently

Mold, mildew, dirt, and grime can accumulate inside your machines over time. Take the time to clean your machines frequently. 

Check the Hoses

Visually inspect the hoses once or twice a year to check for cracks or any other kind of damage and replace the hoses right away if you find damage.

Avoid Overloading Your Machines

Overloading your machines causes stress on them and may lead to poor results. You may think it’s saving you time, but you may be shortening the lifespan of your washer or dryer. 

Empty the Lint Trap

Lint buildup can cause a fire. Regularly remove lint from the lint trap to allow for airflow and to reduce the risk of having a fire. Wash the lint catcher with detergent every few months. 

Don’t Use too Much Detergent

Too much detergent can strain the machine and leave unsightly residue inside. Make sure you’re using the right kind of detergent for your machine.

Don’t Let Clothes Sit in the Machine

If you forget to move your clothes from the washer to the dryer after the wash cycle is done, they can trigger unpleasant odors, and mold or mildew can start to grow. Get in the habit of moving them out of the machine as soon as possible after the wash cycle is done.

Leave the Door Open After a Cycle is Complete

To prevent unwanted moisture or heat from getting into your machines, leave the doors open after a cycle is complete to give them time to dry.

When You Need an Appliance Repair

Even when you’re careful to take good care of your appliances, sooner or later, something won’t work right. When you’re having trouble with your washer, dryer, or other appliance in LA County, Bestprice Appliance Repair can help. We’ve been serving the area since 2009, and we offer same-day service at a reasonable price. Contact us today.