There are two familiar styles of washing machines – top-loaders & front-loaders. Top loaders are rare in the UK and front-loaders are the more common here. Although both have different functionality, but they have similar life spans. Whenever people buy a new washing machine they hope it is of good quality and will be durable. Your washing machine needs attention and regular maintenance if it is to stand the test of time. Our experience in the appliance repair industry has taught us a lot about what one can do to increase the lifespan of a washing machine.
Avoid hard water
Usage of hard water in the washing machine results in more limescale deposits in the pipes of your washing machine, this could reduce the life span of your unit. The best way to avoid this is to install a water softener/filter on main water line. This will remove the minerals before they reach the washing machine and in turn will increase the lifespan of your washing machine.
Washing machine cleaner
Most front-loading washing machines owners complain about the odour caused by residual water, detergents and various other materials. This odour can transfer to your clothes and can cause an unpleasant situation. To avoid this, one should use washing machine cleaners regularly.
Proper usage & settings
Most laundry loads need only the shortest wash cycle for cleaning, and anything more will increase the wear on the system and create bigger energy bills to boot. To avoid this simply choose the appropriate water level setting for the load size. Use the high speed spin option too, to remove the water quickly from clothes and cut drying time.