Smart washing machines are the next step in the evolution of laundry, and they have tons of cool features that make them a great buy. You can control them by using any internet enabled mobile device from wherever you are. They can also do cool things like dispensing bleach and detergent automatically from a reservoir. But they are expensive pieces of machinery, and properly taking care of them becomes even more important. Not to mention that repair costs tend to be more expensive on these machines as well. Let’s take a look at a few simple maintenance tips anyone can apply to keep their new smart machine running and looking like new.
Wash it Often and Wash it Right
Smart washing machines can also get dirty, and can sometimes form residues. This is especially the case when it comes to greasy clothes. So, you’ll have to make sure that you remove any type of dirt and slime from the dispenser, water pipes, and tub. If you want to learn exactly how to do this, check this article that Service Force published on how to clean your washing machine properly. Their simple 5 step guide will teach you exactly everything you need to know about cleaning your washing machine. They also show you tips on how to remove limescale deposits and how to clean top loading machines.
Choose the Right Cycle
Another common mistake people make when using their smart machines is always using the same setting for all clothes. But always using the same cycles could end up overworking the machine. So, use gentle cycles for delicates and clothes that are not heavily soiled. Only use strong settings for tough stains or clothes that are very greasy.
Make Sure that the Machine is Always Levelled
You also have to make sure that the surface under the machine is properly levelled. If a machine is off its kilter, there will be some issues during the spin cycle and it might start rocking or moving. This could not only cause damage to your floor, but to the machine as well.
Use the Right Detergent
Most smart machines are highly efficient machines, and you have to make sure that you use detergent made especially for them if you want to keep it in tip top shape. The issue with regular detergents is that they have a tendency to create excessive suds, which ends up forming a film on the machine’s hoses and drum. This in turn will become a perfect environment for mould to start growing and could even end up electronically or mechanically damaging your machine.
So, make sure that you read labels carefully when picking detergent. Also know that some detergents, though they might be labelled for HE machines, may still produce too many suds, so check how it behaves in your machine. And not only that, but in some cases, using the wrong type of detergent in your machine could end up voiding your warranty, so be careful.
Make Sure That You Let It Breathe
When not using the machine, it’s always better to keep the door open. Not only will it help keep the interior smelling fresh, but mould and other organisms love humidity, so you’ll reduce the chance of them growing if you keep the interior as dry as possible.
Smart washing machines do not come cheap, so it’s important that you give them the proper care if you want to reduce the chances of breakdown and extend their lifespan. These few tips will not only allow you to do that, but they could actually save you from inadvertently invalidating your warranty as well.