Lack of timely maintenance is a problem that has already been discussed earlier in this article and touched upon by many users and experts alike. Ignoring the “instructions” for the operation of the washing machine- invisible to the ordinary user:
– increase in electricity consumption;
– the appearance of noise and vibration;
– a complication of draining and collecting water;
– poor spin, even at high speeds;
– lack of heating;
– deterioration of washing quality and more.
Failure to comply with the rules for using the washing machine leads not only to breakdowns but also carries a hidden danger to human health. This threat is posed by bacteria and fungi that multiply in “favorable” conditions – dirt, heat, and humidity.
According to statistics, the washing machine is the dirtiest place in the house, compared even with the rim of the toilet and the drain in the bathroom.
Before using the washing machine, analyze how many times it is started per month. If less than 10, it is enough to clean it once every 2-3 months. Ideally, you should clean it every time after work or once every 20-30 days.
– detergent (not abrasive and not washing, antibacterial, disinfectant is recommended);
– citric acid;
– screwdriver or other devices for removing the cover that covers the drain pump;
– water container.
The drain filter is easily unscrewed. If you do not know where it is located or how to dismantle it, read the instructions, it is attached to the accompanying documentation for the product, it also indicates how to use the washing machine correctly. Some models have a hose (drain), it must be disconnected from the structure first.
Attention: Be prepared for the fact that water will flow after removing this unit. You can use a large absorbent cloth or put a pre-prepared container. But this is not always possible, since the filter is located at the bottom of the case. And be sure to clean not only it but also the surfaces around it, including the lid itself (with a disinfectant). It is more convenient to do this with a toothbrush or a brush on the handle.
The detergent tray is processed once every 1-2 weeks. Many models have a button (in the center or on the side) that allows you to remove the tank. By analogy – see the instructions. As with the filter, remove contaminants, if possible, from all contacting surfaces that are accessible.
The seal around the drum can be cleaned quite easily. Its elastic edges bend away, which allows you to wash not only the “plate” itself but also the cavity under it.
Please note, these rules are suitable for all models, both frontal and vertical.
And lastly… add water-softening agents according to the rules. To do this, at least, you will have to make a chemical analysis of the liquid and only then calculate the “dosage” based on the characteristics of the washing machine itself and the composition used. It is recommended not to waste effort and money, but to clean the heating element once every six months with dry citric acid. The concentrate is poured into the compartment for the main wash at the rate of 100g of bulk material per 5-6 kg of load.
Important! Set the most intensive and longest washing mode.
Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of washing machines is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient washing machine repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of washing machine repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a washing machine repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your machine will work properly for a long time.