Extending the Life of Your Washing Machine and Dryer

10 Jun


Doing the laundry is an inevitable part of our lives because we have to have clean clothes to wear to school, work, and around the house. That is why it is important to have efficient, well-functioning machines to help us stay on top of it.  Unfortunately, many people have to have their washing machine and dryer constantly repaired or replaced. This disrupts the easy flow of laundry work and affects everyone in the family both practically and financially.

Below are some tips on how you can extend the life of your washing machine and dryer, so you know you can rely on them:

  • Avoid overloading your washer and dryer. There are different load limits for every machine, and it is important to stick to them. Otherwise, your machine will not perform properly and will be more prone to easy wear and tear.
  • Clean the lint filter in your dryer after every use. Lint buildup inside your dryer will cause it to not function properly. It is best to clean your lint filter every time you use your dryer, so it will run better and be more energy-efficient. In addition, check your duct twice each year for any buildup that may clog the pathway.
  • Keep your machine clean at all times. You can always count on better performance from your machine when everything is unobstructed and clean. Take the time to wipe your machine dry after you have used it. Avoid allowing dirt and residue to build up.
  • Place your machine on a level surface. Your washing machine and dryer constantly move while working. If the surface is not level, the movement will cause easy damage to your machine.  If the surface in your laundry room is not level, create a platform on top of it that is.
  • Read the warning labels carefully and follow instructions. There are certain guidelines for how to properly use your machines and how to care for them. Follow them.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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