A lot of washing machines are made to last for years without breaking down, as long as the owners take care of them and do some basic maintenance. SACGM offers repair services for washing machine repair in Abu Dhabi.
Here are some ways to make sure your washing machine stays in good shape and doesn’t give you any trouble.
- Keeping Washing Machine at the Right Level: Always keeping the machine at the right level is very important. When a machine isn’t level, it might rock, shake, or move across the floor. All of these things can hurt the machine and the floor.
- Keep the right distance from the wall: Leave at least 4 inches of space between the hoses and the wall to keep them from bending and becoming stressed.
- The water hoses should be checked often. Check the water hoses to see if they have any bends or cracks. They could cause leaks in the floor, which would be very expensive to fix. Replace any hoses that look worn right away, and keep in mind that most manufacturers of water hoses say they should be replaced every 5 years.
- Use good detergents in the washing machine. When you clean, you should always use good detergents. Cheap detergents are more likely to leave a film on the walls of the drum, which speeds up the wear and tear on the machine.
- Don’t Overload: Don’t put more clothes in the washer than it can hold. This could make the motor work harder than it needs to, which could cause very expensive damage.
- Regular Cleaning: Use a damp towel to wipe down the rubber seal on the door and the outside of the machine at least once a week. Clean the inside of the drum at least once a month.
- Taking the lint out of the filter regularly: The lint filter should be cleaned regularly so that the machine works as well as possible.
- Keep Door Open: Between loads of laundry, leave the washing machine door slightly open so that any moisture that has built up can escape.
- Get the clean things out of the washing machine as soon as you can. Don’t leave things in there that are wet. This is a good place for mold to grow. If you are going to leave the house after using the washing machine and won’t be back for a while, you should use the timer to delay the start of the wash cycle. So, you won’t have to wait for your clean clothes to come out of the washing machine.
If you do what’s been said, your machine will work well for many years.
How to Clean a Washer That Smells?
A smelly washing machine is one of the most common reasons why people in Abu Dhabi call us.
Most of the time, we don’t realize that our washing machines are constantly getting filled with mud, dirt, grime, body fluids, food bits, and all kinds of other nasty things that make bacteria and mold grow, which can quickly lead to bad smells. Call someone near you on Google Map if you need help.
Why do washing machines smell bad?
There are many things that can make a washing machine smell, but bacteria, mold, and fungus are three of the most common. All of these things can eat the dirt that stays in your machine.
In this article, we wanted to give you our best tips on how to clean a stinky washing machine, keep it smelling fresh, and get rid of the smell for good.
Our top 5 ways to clean your washer
- Do a service wash once a month.
Once a month, give the drum a service wash to keep it from getting smelly. Most manufacturers recommend doing a very hot wash with no clothes in the drum.
We all tend to wash clothes at low temperatures, but 40 degrees is hot enough to clean most clothes, even if it won’t kill all the bacteria and mold in your machine. Check the instructions that came with your washer to find out which program is best for washing clothes.
Most people wash their clothes at temperatures less than or equal to 40°C, which is good for the environment and keeps their energy bills low. If you wash your clothes at these temperatures, mold and germs won’t be completely gone from your machine. So, to fix this, you need to run a hotter service wash more often.
The only problem with a hot wash is that it costs more. So, when we test a washing machine, we find out how much water and electricity it uses so you can figure out how much it will cost to run.
- Look for mold and clean the rubber seal around the door.
Mold can grow in the rubber seal around the washing machine door, so clean it once a week with a damp cloth.
If the mold is already there and smells bad, it could hurt the seal. If this happens, you’ll need to call someone who knows how to fix washing machines to replace it.
If you see mold or mildew growing in your washing machine, you should act quickly before the problem gets worse and spreads to other places. Mold can damage the seal because it wears it down over time. It could also be why your machine has a bad smell. The best way to avoid this is to check for mold often and clean it up if you find any.
- Clean the washing machine’s detergent drawer very well.
The detergent bottle and the area around it can also smell bad. So, after you do the service wash, pull out the drawer and wipe down the whole thing, including its housing.
If you empty the detergent drawer often, your washing machine won’t smell bad. The detergent compartment tends to get dirty and full of bacteria, which can make it smell bad. You can keep your machine clean by washing it with hot soapy water or a bleaching agent and scrubbing it with a brush for two to five minutes.
Mold, leftover detergent, and sometimes a black, jelly-like substance build up in detergent drawers over time. All of these things can cause a bad smell in the drawer.
So, if you want your washing machine to smell clean and fresh, use the right laundry detergent and clean the drawer often. This will help keep your machine in good shape and stop bad smells from building up.
- Take out and clean the lint trap.
The lint filter of the machine can also hold smells. Most machines have this on the bottom right side of the front panel.
To catch the water, you’ll need a shadow tray or a towel. Take off the cover and use the hose to get rid of any extra water.
After you’ve done this, take the filter apart and clean it well. It’s probably covered in gross stuff that smells bad. But washing it in warm water should get rid of any unpleasant smells.
- Leave the door and soap drawer open when you’re not using them.
Another way to keep your machine from smelling is to leave the door open after washing. This lets air move all around the drum, which keeps mold and bacteria from growing. You should also leave the detergent drawer on your machine partly open for the same reason.
If you clean your washing machine often and leave the door and detergent drawer open, it will smell less bad.