Washer/Washing Machine Maintenance Tips
Washing Machine Water-fill Hoses
With normal use, your brand new washing machine’s water houses will experience normal wear and tear. These houses may need to be replaced before they leak or burst. In order to prevent this as much as possible, check out your machine’s house routinely for signs of weakness or excessive tearing.
For example, look for small blisters or little holes in the hose’s rubber coating as this is prone to rupturing. Manufacturers suggest a replacement every half dozen years. We offer professional washer repair services and can take care of this for you, call 800-657-0765 to schedule an appointment.
Do note, though, that a ruptured house could cause a great deal of water to leak and hot water may be extremely dangerous because of possible burning.
If you are worried, an alternative is available. Simply make sure to use stainless steel hoses of a high quality. These are available for purchase at RepairClinic.com under the washer/dryer section. You may also use our PartDetective to find black rubber houses made directly by the manufacturer. Universal washing machine hoses are still another option.
You need to make sure your washing machine is level because it such a heavy piece of equipment. To level your machine, make sure all four legs are completely touching the floor. If you fail to level your unit, it may be begin to “walk” across the room. In other words, it may vigorously rock back and forth without control, which can damage any furniture or surrounding items.
Front leveling legs can be adjusted on your washing machine easily with a lock nut. Simply make the leg is to the correct height desired, tighten the lock nut up to the machine. This will ensure to machine doesn’t rotate.
Rear legs are often adjustable in some machines as well. Adjust them the same way: keep the machine as low to the floor as possible so it doesn’t vibrate.
However, the majority of washing machines don’t need their rear legs to be manually adjusted. These “self-adjusting” legs can be adjusted by tilting the whole machine towards its legs in the front. Allow the rear legs to be between 3-4 inches off the floor. Then set the machine back to its original place. The legs should thus automatically adjust, but if they don’t you can still put them in place. Tilt the unit forward before hitting the rear legs to loosen them. Another person may make the job easier.
Washing Machine Surface cleaning
All washing machines come with a steel cabinet either coated with porcelain or painted in a steel color. To clean its surfaces, use a damp sponge and a splash of dish detergent. Some non-abrasive cleanser is fine for tougher stains on porcelain surfaces as well.
Washer Lint disposal
During the wash cycle, washing machines collect lint. They then transport it down the drain during the next cycle.
However, Maytag machines need to be treated differently. As most Maytags store lint in the center of the agitator, you should clean the tube every so often. Slide out, clean, and put the lint filter back if it is near the tube’s top.