It is common for a person to move into a new home and get the washer and dryer that came with it. In these cases, they often do not know how to properly care for their appliances. At American Appliance Repair we can always provide ongoing maintenance but you can complete a few steps on your own. Keep reading to learn about them and then contact us at 800-640-9934 with additional questions.
Make Sure the Washer Position is Secured
First, make sure that your washing
machine is not scraping against anything near it, and that it is not
“walking” when it is working. When it is running, it might shake
for a number of reasons but in most instances you will start from the
ground up to find the issue. Look at the feet. Use your bubble level
and adjust them if they are not level. If they have debris on them or
are slick, then you might need to clean them and then add non-slip
foam to prevent issues in the future.
You Might Need Vibration Pads or a Drape Blanket
If you have a washer that vibrates
regularly, and sounds as though it is rattling or clacking each time
it is run, then you might need to invest in vibration padding too.
This can keep it from shaking against something else. This keeps it
safe, in place, and can be a permanent solution to vibrating issues.
Wipe Down Your Machine Regularly
Most people would
assume that keeping their washer cleaned up is just important for the
way it looks. In fact, it is also important to maintain. If your
machine is clean, then you can more clearly see if there is an issue.
It can also help to assure that all moving and stationary parts do
not come down covered in gunk that will prevent them from working
well. Wipe the top down to remove any detergent or other debris on
Balance Your Loads in a Circular Pattern
When you fill up your washer with
laundry, make sure you are taking the weight distribution of the drum
into consideration. You do not want one side to be unbalanced or the
spin can be thrown off. The result will be scraping, clanging, and
other startling sounds. Keep a close eye on bulky items like blankets
and make sure you are balancing them properly.
Of course, your older washing machine isn’t going to work forever but at American Appliance Repair we can provide appliance repair to increase the lifespan of your washer. Call us now at 800-640-9934 if you need assistance.
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