No matter the season; wet, sandy clothes in summer or muddy damp clothing in Winter, your washer-dryer is tested all year round. We’ve asked our engineers to pool their knowledge on washer dryers and give us their top tips for appliance maintenance.
At Domestic Repairs we see on our many call-outs, a range of issues that could have been prevented. Below are our top tips to make sure your washer dryer is kept in tip top condition and you only see us when there is a serious fault!
Clean that Filter
We know, it’s one of those jobs that nobody wants to do but when you consider the consequences if you don’t, it can be very serious indeed. A buildup of lint is prime for ignition, so please after each cycle take a look at take out as much as you can.
Clean the Drum
One tip that is often overlooked is to regularly clean the drum with a damp cloth. Dirt, lint and soap collect in the drum, so a regular clean will keep the important part moving smoothly for longer.
Check those Hoses
One of the most regular issues we see is a fault or worn hose that has resulted in water all over the floor. This damage can be very costly, especially if laminate flooring is affected. It takes a few seconds each month just to inspect the hose to check for any wear and tear. You can still call a member of the Domestic Repairs team to help replace and fit the hose if necessary.
Keep the Doors Open
A vital yet not commonly known tip is to keep the washer dryer well ventilated. Moisture is the enemy here and you need to give it every chance to escape, especially after a cycle. Keep the door open, whether this is propped up and this is the easiest way to ensure no mold or mildew effects your clothing or the smooth running of your washer dryer.
Clean the Lint Trap and Exhaust Vent
Cleaning the link trap is a regular requirement, however the exhaust vent should be cleaned (with a vacuum) every year.
Monthly Boil Wash
One tip that we only give to our customers is to make sure you complete a 90 degree boil wash once a month which will flush out the washer dryer, keeping unpleasant smells at bay. The majority of wash cycles are at a lower temperature and therefore odours and residue can remain and effect future washes.
If you have any questions about our tips or want to discuss a fault washer dryer, please get in touch.