To keep all your appliances working efficiently during the hot summer months, consider these maintenance tips for your washer and dryer.
High-efficiency and high capacity washing machines are great for all your daily needs. However, when you add the high volume of summertime needs, you could be heading for breakdowns. Here are some helpful tips to keep your machine operating efficiently:
Use the Proper Machine Settings
You might be tempted to throw everything into one load and use the maximum setting to save time. This method can ultimately damage your clothes and the machine. Wash smaller loads, as heavy loads can put a strain on your washer.
Leave Washer Door Open
Leaving the washer door open when not in use will allow moisture out and help you avoid an odor smell.
Clean the Inside of the Drum
Cleaning the inside of the drum will reduce residue from soap, dirt, and grease. You can run the machine with white vinegar or lime juice to cut through grease and detergent buildup.
Mostly everyone knows to clean out the lint filter every time you use the dryer, but there are several other important things you can do to help keep your dryer running in tip-top shape.
Just as it can cause problems with your washer, cramming more clothes into your dryer than what is recommended can cause damage to the motor, belts, and other moving parts. Loading in smaller amounts will not only dry your clothes faster, but it will save more energy.
Clean the Drum
Ensure to thoroughly wipe down your dryer’s interior. Even if there are no stains or residue inside your dryer – it’s best to clean it monthly with a rag dipped in warm soapy water.
Deep Clean the Lint Filter
Consider occasionally scrubbing the lint trap’s screen with hot, soapy water. By doing so, it will remove stubborn lint and residue that won’t come off easily.
If your washer and dryer are not running efficiently during summer, consider scheduling a repair with Danny’s. Our certified repair technicians can fix a variety of brand model appliances at a reasonable cost. Call us today at 401-351-0510 to schedule a repair.