How To Get The Best From Your Washing Machine

Hi I’m Mat from eSpares. In this video I’m gonna be telling you
some top tips about how to get the best out your washing machine and to prevent
the possibility of a breakdown. Now these tips have been
accumulated over many years from our engineers who have dealt with common problems with
customer appliances. Now the first tip is to do with the detergent
drawer. One of the main problems with the
detergent drawer is conditioner not siphoning away
I’ll just take the drawer out to help demonstrate. Now the conditioner not syphoning away may be due
to old and thick conditioner blocking the siphons here but it’s more likely to be due to mould building up at the top of the detergent drawer Now that’s very easy to deal with just grab
yourself a nice strong brush like this and give
it a good scrub to release all that build up at the top. Now its also a good idea at the end
of each wash cycle to either remove the draw completely
from the Machine or to leave it fully out. This will stop the mould and bacteria from building up
and allow the air to flow through the machine Now the next tip relates to smells in the washing machine and in your washing. Now this is due to a bacteria build-up
either through a lack of hot washes or the drum remaining damp after washes. Now you’ll see a build-up bacteria and
mould in the door seal as well, easy enough to claim give it a
good scrub with the brush getting rid of all
the loose material but to get the mould and bacteria out at the
rest machine we recommend regularly using a washing
machine cleaner such as this one. And you can learn how to use one of these in our
How to Cure a Smelly Washing Machine video. It is also very good idea to leave your
door wide open after each wash until the drum is dry. The next tip relates to detergents. Now I’m not going to advise
you as to which detergent to use because is down to personal preference but what many people do is use a single
detergent for both whites and colours but there’s an
important distinction between the two. Powders and hard tablets not marked for Colour use
will contain bleach. Bleach is great for making your
whites look whiter but over time though draw the colour away from coloured items they’ll make you Reds look pink and your blacks look grey. For this reason is a good idea to use a powder marked for colour use or a liquid detergent. Liquid detergent don’t contain bleach so over time they can make your whites
turn grey. Now if they’re marked for use with whites
they will contain something called optical brighteners, These are microscopic particles that reflect light
making your whites seem whiter. For this reason it’s a good idea
to use a powder with bleach for use with whites or a bleach additive And with use with colour washes a liquid
detergent or a powder marked specifically for use with colour
washes. Now the next step relates to a vibrating machine. Now if you have checked that the feet underneath
the machine are adjusted correctly and the machine does not rock when pushed
but you put it on the spin cycle and it still vibrates it’s likely that it’s not the machines
fault this will be due to an un balance load. If you’re putting heavy items in with lights items the machine finds
it hard to balance the load and starts to vibrate. So if you washing things like jeans or towels it’s a good idea to group
these items together when washing or put enough of them in to even out the load you can see more
details and information on this problem by watching our ‘How to
Prevent a Washing Machine Spinning Noisily’ video. The last is arguably the most important tip If when loading your machine you
accidentally leave items in the pocket such as matches coins or hair grips at best these will block the pump and stop the machine from draining, and these can be accessed by removing the filter. But at worst these can
cause the machine to catch fire. or pierce the drum and cause your washing
machine to flood. So it’s essential that when loading a machine
to make sure that all the pockets are empty. By passing on these tips we hope
that you get the best out your machine and help you
to reduce the breakdowns. But of course if you do need spares and
accessories these can be found on the website. Thanks for watching.

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