5 basic washing machine tips you should know

In today’s fast-paced life, we hardly get time to take care of things around the household.

Updated February 11, 2019

5 basic washing machine tips you should know
Listen to the sound the machine makes. If you hear any odd noise, that means the load balancer needs to be fixed.

Over time, a washing machine undergoes a lot of wear and tear, but we hardly care. Here are a few tips to remember for eternity whilst doing your laundry. They are simple to follow.

1) Load

It's tempting to throw all the load at once. BUT DO NOT DO IT. Even large capacity machines have a limit.

2) Detergent

Detergents are made specifically for certain machine types. Pick the ones that have HE (High Efficiency) branding on the boxes.

3) Check the clothes

Empty the pockets. You do not want hard objects to damage the machine.

4) Preferred cycle

The pre-soak setting dispenses detergent before starting the main cycle, so extra-dirty loads get cleaner without going through twice.

5) Clean

Fill the drum with hot water and no clothes. Add a cup of bleach and run the cycle. Do this once every month.

Originally published August 5, 2019