If yours is like most households, the laundry doesn't stop coming just because your washing machine stopped working. RepairClinic.com wanted to share three simple things you could do to get your washing machine up and running again:
Healthy Hoses Often overlooked, your washing machine’s hoses are its lifeline to cleaning your clothes. And the older the hoses, the bigger the risk of flooding. You’ll want to look for any cracks or blistering a few times a year and replace any hoses that are showing wear. Keep in mind that most washer manufacturers recommend replacing the hoses every five years – and go with high quality stainless steel braided ones – your basement or laundry room floor will thank you!
Stop the Flow Another proactive way to prevent your washing machine from flooding your home is by installing a water shutoff system. It does this by automatically shutting off your machine’s water flow when it detects a malfunction. Five minutes and basic tools are all you need to install the system. Don’t wait till it’s too late!
A Clean Machine Is there a funky smell coming from your washing machine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Soap scum and residue can build up in your washer tub, especially if it’s a front-loading machine. Thankfully, this is an easy fix. Just use a washing machine cleaner to get rid of the smell and keep your washer clean. To keep it clean, do this monthly and keep your washing machine’s door open when not in use.