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Keeping Your Washer in Tip-Top Shape

Milwaukee washing machine repair can fix thisYour washing machine is normally a loyal appliance working hard each day to clean the family’s clothes. Even with a trusted Milwaukee washing machine repair professional servicing your appliance frequently, there are several maintenance tips that help prolong its lifespan. Take some time out of your schedule to perform a few of these tips and watch your washer last longer than previous models.

Leveling Tips

A professional may have installed a washer initially, leveling the appliance’s feet with rapid rotations. Residents must level the washer throughout the years because of vibrations. Those feet can rotate out of level with several hundred washing cycles, for example. Simply place a hand level on the washer’s top surface. You can find levels at any home improvement store. Ask a friend to watch the level as you turn the feet one at a time. As the washer slowly levels out, you’ll need to adjust the two front feet to finish the process.

Water-Fill Hoses

The washer seems to fill and empty quickly, thanks to the strong water-fill hoses attached to connectors. Periodically check these hoses for any cracks or damage along their lengths. When any damage is found, it is best to replace the hose. Calling an appliance repair technician is the best solution, so hoses can be switched out properly. Additionally, verify that hose connector threads are completely tight at the washer and wall outlets too. If these hoses fail, a huge water volume can spill out into the laundry room.

Lint Disposal

You may be familiar with removing lint from the dryer, but there is a hidden compartment in the washer too. All models are different, so take a flashlight and gaze into the washer drum. Along the edges could be a lint rack that just slides up and out. The middle section or agitator might hold a lint storage area too. Make sure to clean these areas out after each wash. You’ll notice less lint on your clothing as you move it between the washer and dryer. Clean lint racks also improve washer performance because the system isn’t compensating for the added weight.

Surface Cleaning

It’s possible to just run a damp cloth across the washer’s exterior, but there could be more serious grime there that doesn’t release from the surface. Create a 1:1 ratio mixture of vinegar to water. Dip a rag into this mixture and wipe it across the washer’s exterior. The vinegar helps to dissolve dirt and oils while the water refreshes the surface’s appearance. Whether you have a basic white or bright red washing machine, cleaning the surface truly makes the appliance feel brand new.

By practicing all these maintenance tips, your washer should work almost perfectly for each load. However, be aware of foreign objects hindering normal operation. Always check those pockets for loose change or even pens. You don’t want to call a Milwaukee washing machine repair professional for an emergency service. It’s best to stick with preventive service calls and at-home maintenance to keep that washer in tip-top shape.

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