Here’s why you should avoid overloading your washing machine to extend its life

In the pursuit of avoiding multiple rounds of laundry, we end up overloading the machine.

Updated February 11, 2019

Here’s why you should avoid overloading your washing machine to extend its life

Understanding the workings of a washing machine is not rocket science. It is simple and easy but if not kept in mind, could damage the machine.

Follow the markings inside the drum to maintain the load limit.

1) Washing drum

Due to overloading, the drum will lose its balance. This will not let the drum spin freely and will instead tumble over the walls of the machine.

2) Clothes

Overloading will result in lack of breathing space for the clothes to wash properly and your dirty laundry will remain dirty. The detergent will not be washed from the fabric and due to the low speed of the cycle, the clothes will not dry completely.

3) Detergent

The residue will be stuck on the walls and the clothes. The load will come out smelling worse.

So, always make sure you do not overload the machine.

Originally published August 5, 2019