High efficiency washer costs an arm and a leg. Many of us would think twice before buying this type of washer. Maintenance is also no joke so it is surprising to find out that there are actually owners that do little maintenance to their HE washer.
The thing about HE washers is that they consume less water and energy compared to traditional top load washing machines. Because of that, their features are much more advanced and its cleaning powers are much better. However, the construction of most HE front loaders makes them prone to mold and mildew formation, code errors and motor breakage. You can prevent that from happening by taking good care of your HE washing machine through the following tips:
1. Go easy on the detergent washer repair pasadena. If you are using HE detergent (which you should), a little bit of this goes a long way. These washers tend to dissolve detergent better and faster than other washers so it easily forms suds. ¼ tablespoon of HE detergent is already sufficient to wash full laundry cycle. This way, you do not have to run an extra rinse cycle thereby conserving water. Detergent residues will not clog up your washer’s drain pipes and washer drum.
2. There are some washers that have accelerated spin cycle feature that works during the last few minutes of the spin cycle. This helps dry clothes better. However, it also wears out the motor quickly. Unless you are using one of those front loading washers that have a direct drum motor technology that lessens wear and tear, you should use just the right spin speed.
3. Clean washer filter and drain pipes regularly. If you haven’t done this yet, molds and lime deposits have already been accumulated. To loosen up the debris, run an empty hot water cycle and mix in a cup of white vinegar and a cup of baking soda. This will help clean your washer. Also check the water hose and valves for kinks. If there are any, straighten them out immediately so there is a good flow of water.
4. Immediately remove your moist laundry after washing from the washer drum. Most high efficiency washer brands are prone to mold and mildew formation because of their built and construction. Transfer your laundry to the dryer and then wipe the interior of the washer with a clean towel. If you have spacious laundry area, you can leave the front door open all the time so that air can dry up the pipes.