Semi – Automatic washing machines are better at cleaning, gentler on fabrics, use less water, and have larger capacities than front loading machines. They also spin faster, which removes more water in the drying cycle than a front loading machine.
Why clean your washing machine?
The idea of cleaning a washing machine may seem strange to you, but here are the reasons that you need to do it regularly:
- To avoid foul odors: Some washers because of their design have a tendency to hold water in certain components, becoming a breeding ground for mould and mildew which cause foul odours. Over time, if the stagnant water is not cleared out, these odours will eventually start coming from the clothes that are being cleaned in the machine
- To avoid scaling of pipes: Hard water contains lime, and this gets deposited in pipes causing scaling. Because of scaling the internal pipes and ducts of the washer get clogged and water circulation slows down causing the wash cycle time to increase. When we remove the lime components by using de-scaling agents like vinegar and bleach, the washing machines become more efficient
- To avoid dirt marks on washed clothes: Generally, Soap & Dirt mark up and get collected in the part above the waterline of the agitator wash bin. These dirt marks need to be wiped off to avoid the washed clothes getting dirt marks
Tips for Cleaning Your Top-Load Washing Machine
Things you will require:
- Scrub Brush
- Cleaning Cloth
- Regular Bleach & White Vinegar
- Cotton Swabs
- Baking Soda
Instructions for cleaning:
- Start with cleaning the Washer: Set your washer on highest load setting and fill it with warm water, then add 3-4 cups white vinegar and allow the machine to spin for a minute to get the vinegar dissolved
- Then add ½ cup of baking soda and run the machine to mix the baking soda with the vinegar in the water. Stop the washer and let it rest for 45 minutes to 1 hour
- Meanwhile, you can wipe top of the wash bin and the knobs with a soft fabric that has been dipped in a mixture of warm water, baking soda and vinegar
Tips for maintaining your washer
- Clean your washing machine every two months in the above mentioned manner
- If you live in an area with hard water you should clean your machine on a monthly basis, as hard water and lime can increase clogging of the pipelines in the washer
- Shake your clothes well before putting them in the washer, so that things like coins or any other metal objects will fall out. If left in the clothes, these objects can damage the washer quite badly
- Leave the lid open for some time after completing the wash cycle. This will allow the machine to dry completely from the inside
Tips for maintaining your dryer
- Don’t overfill the dryer. If required, run two or three drying cycles to complete the lot of washed clothes taken out from the washer
- Every month remove the lint trap and wash it with a soft brush & dish detergent; an impure lint trap can block air flow within the dryer, resulting in poor drying of clothes
- Remove the outlet vent and its connecting pipe to check the airflow. Proper airflow helps in maximizing the drying capacity of a dryer
One of the major components of Washing Machine Maintenance is Regular Servicing. When we say Regular Servicing, the term includes a lot more than cleaning the Washer with Detergent; it is always recommended to have a Trained Technician to get Home Appliances services since one can’t rely on a local Technician to manage costly appliances. Keeping Reliability & Quality as a premise, Tapp Me has got Certified Technicians who can take care of all types of Repair & Maintenance Services for all brands.
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