Here’s Why You Should Avoid Overloading Your Washing Machine

In the pursuit of getting the entire laundry done at one go, you tend to ignore the basic rule in your washing machine guide and end up overloading your appliance. We list a few reasons why you should avoid doing this.

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Here’s Why You Should Avoid Overloading Your Washing Machine

At some point or the other, you may have overloaded your washing machines. Maybe you were short on time or were in a rush to wash and pack fresh clothes a day before a trip. However, this might affect the health of your machine in the long run. You need to know how to take care of your washing machine. A little planning helps you protect your washing machine and clothing from damage.

Overloading your washing machine can result in these problems.

1) Clothes Coming Out Unclean

Overloading the machine reduces its ability to wash clothes properly. It allows less space for the clothes to circulate inside, which means some garments might remain completely unwashed. Some zips and buttons might even cause damage to delicate clothes due to lesser space. Also, your load will come out dirty when the detergent does not get dissolved properly. This mainly happens when you use a powder detergent, which can leave a residue behind on your clothes. Try using a liquid one, as it dissolves completely in water and leaves no residue.

2) Low Efficiency

An overloaded machine consumes more water to wash the load and dry it, which is unlike its usual functioning. The extra weight of your load can strain your machine’s motor. Over time, this can invite more damage and repairs, which eventually end up decreasing the efficiency and lifespan of your washing machine.

3) Detergent Residue

As overloading the machine allows less space for the load to move around, this, in turn, causes the laundry to circulate in one large mass. It also leaves less space for the water to circulate. Due to this, the detergent does not rinse out properly, and at the end of the cycle, some residue may be left behind on the walls of the drum and also on your clothes. This problem could be avoided by using Surf Excel Matic Liquid, which has been specially formulated for your machines.

4) Increased Electricity Consumption

An overloaded machine consumes more water than usual to wash clothes. Also, as the detergent does not wash out completely, you might have to run one more cycle. These factors add up and could result in overconsumption of power, leading to an increase in your electricity bills.

But don’t worry, you can avoid these issues by dividing your laundry into manageable batches. By doing this, your clothes will come out clean, your washer will remain in good condition and eventually, your electricity bills will be reduced as well!

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