If you’ve shelled out several hundred dollars or possibly even thousands of dollars of hard earned cash on a new washing machine, chances are you would like your machine to last you through the years without any operational hiccups. A little machine maintenance and care can help you keep your washing machine in tip top condition.
Ensure that the pockets of all clothing to be washed are empty.
Loose items, such as coins, safety pins, nails, screws, or stones can damage your appliance.
Do not use processed water containing oil, cream or lotion, which is usually found in skincare shops or massage clinics.
Stainless steel washing tubs don’t normally rust but if you leave metal objects such as a hair pin in the tub for prolonged periods it could possibly rust.
Don’t leave water or bleach containing chlorine in the washtub long periods.
Remove loose bra wires from the wash load prior to washing a load of clothing as they may damage your machine.
Strong bleaching liquids may be corrosive to your machine’s washtub so be sure not to leave items to soak in bleach or other sanitising agents in your washing machine.
If your machine has a fabric softener dispenser it’s a good idea to rinse it regularly with warm soapy water.
Never use chemical or scouring cleaners to clean your washing machine as they could damage the paintwork or the plastic surfaces of your machine.
Clean your washing machine a couple of times each year (without including clothes in the wash cycle).