Your favorite t-shirt goes missing. You could swear someone is stealing your underwear. Your favorite pair of socks is no longer a pair because you only have one of them. Is there a thief in the house with a weird fetish for your clothing articles? Maybe, but it's more likely that your clothes dryer is eating your clothes.
People joke about washers and dryers who must be eating their articles of clothing, but there is some seriousness to the humor.
If you are reading this and convinced that the title is a typo, you probably have not yet deep cleaned your clothes washer. You also may not really understand how to clean it or why it is important that you do so.
Why wash a washing machine?
Washing machines put up with a lot of dirt. Even worse, they are often inundated with too much laundry detergent or softener, as well as harsh chemicals like bleach.
Many laundry machines are constantly going with items for somebody in the family. Being such an important appliance in the home, it's important to keep it running its best. Here are some simple maintenance tips and signs that you might need another machine.
Washing machine maintenance
There are plenty of things that you can do at home to help your washing machine last as long as possible. Some simple maintenance steps that you can take are:
Being a homeowner means being responsible for every single appliance in your home. Every time your appliance breaks down you could purchase a new one, but this is going to cost you quite a bit of money over time. Making repairs is your best bet. If you aren't sure what you're doing, you should hire a professional appliance repair technician to help you. As a homeowner though, you should know how to do some minor repairs, especially to your refrigerator that keeps your food cold.
Most homeowners have their own washing machines in their home to help them clean their laundry. If you are dependent on your top loading washing machine, then you may be unhappy when the appliance stops working. Washing machines can break or stop working for a variety of reasons and the inability of the tub to spin is one of the most common issues that homeowners experience. If you notice this issue, then keep reading to learn how you can troubleshoot and fix the problem.