Some Maintenance Tips For Your Washer

The average household of three or four creates anything from five to eight loads of laundry per week. When the washing machine doesn’t work as it should, what happens? It can wreak havoc on the tight schedule of everyday living. Having a reliable service like Capital Appliance Repair Winnipeg within your reach is always a smart thing.

The overall cost to repair a washing machine averages $150 to $400. The average homeowner pays $300 for replacing the transmission or the gaskets, both common fixes. The lowest cost to fix issues like a damaged coupling or lid switch is $85, including labor and parts. The highest cost to repair a washer could be upwards of $575 for labor and parts for an agitator replacement.

Washing machine maintenance can help you avoid breakdowns that could put the appliance out of commission — or worse, lead to leaks and costly water damage. Replace the water hoses. Check hoses regularly for bulging, cracking, fraying, and leaks around the ends. See if you need a drain vent. Make sure the door gasket stays dry between loads. Leave the door open for air circulation when the machine is off. Clean your washing machine often to limit mold spores.

8 Washing Machine Maintenance Tips
  1. Inspect the hoses.
  2. Don’t overload it.
  3. Use the right type of detergent.
  4. Use the right amount of detergent.
  5. Clean the interior and dispensers.
  6. Wipe down the drum, door and gasket.
  7. Leave the door ajar after a load.
  8. Transfer clean laundry to the dryer as soon as it’s done.

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