Washers with high efficacy tend to consume less water, electricity and detergent soaps compared to normal, traditional washing machines. This is why many people are looking into changing their washing machines from the older models to something new that is energy efficient to cut costs. This also helps to control your monthly bills and household budget.
If you have recently bought yourself a new, highly efficient washer, then it is important for you to take note that you have to maintain your washer for it to remain efficient and beneficial to your cause in the long run. You have to take initiative to clean your washer regularly from time to time and you have to use the right amount of cleaning agents along with the clothes detergent for it to remain in a functional and conducive environment. If there is too much or too little of any of that, then there are more opportunities for mildew to grow which can cause an odour in your washer as well as your clothes.
Cleaning your washer is a lot simpler than you would imagine, if you know the following key tips and tricks that we are going to share with you!
The drum of the washer
It is crucial that you clean the whole drum when you are planning to clean your washer. The two key parts that always needs a nice cleaning is your washer’s drum and its door. You could invest in some cleaning solutions or powders, which would indeed be the best. Try to stick to a particular type of cleaning solution from the start till the end. Use it to clean through the drum and the inside as well as the outside of the door. If it is possible, you should allow the powder to sit in for about 5 to 10 minutes for it to sink in before you wash it off.
The detergent tray
Ensure that your detergent tray is clean by washing off the entire detergent powder residue that settles there after a few washes. You can soak the detergent tray in a bucket of warm or hot water for a while to get the debris off completely. You can also add bleach or any cleaning agents to make sure that if there is any mould or mildew, it comes off entirely. This is an easy procedure to carry out and it would not be too time consuming for you to do.
The rubber cover
There is usually a rubber covering or a seal around the door of your washer to ensure a good seal and closure when the machine is operating. You need to ensure that this seal is clean and fixed right at the correct position all the time. To get this done, make sure that you clean the rims of the rubber seal with a wet cloth which was soaked in warm or hot water and then dry it with a dry cloth to soak up the remaining moisture.
Then you should pull the seal back from the washer door. This allows you to clean under the seal to ensure it is not sitting on a bunch of mould or debris on the door. Then you can put it back on or you could also soak it in some bleach before you do so.
Maintaining your new washer machine is not that much of work, however, if you would like to have some professional advice and assistance during your first few weeks, do not hesitate to call us at Toronto Appliance Repair. We provide washer repair and maintenance services for all the brands and models in the market. Call us now if you want to know more about our services for washing machine repair in Toronto!