When you put in a load of laundry in your washer and set the setting, you expect it to work on cue. But what do you do when you take your clothes out of the washer and they still smell or don’t look clean? There could be a variety of reasons why your clothes did not wash correctly. Here are a few of the most common issues and what you can do about it.
It’s easy to overload the washer with clothes, especially if you are running behind or you have a lot to accomplish in a short period of time. Overloading the washer is just a fast and easy way to get two loads of laundry done at the same time. Overloading the washer also puts a lot of stress on the appliance which in turn can make it difficult to run efficiently. Placing more stress on the machine will cause the motor to run even more which ultimately uses more electricity.When clothes are overloaded into the washer, it makes it difficult for the spin cycle to spin out all the water, leaving the clothes soaked.
Proper detergent habits
It is important that you use the right detergent whenever you are washing your clothes. It’s also important that you use the right amount of detergent as well. You can find out what detergents are recommended for your washer by reading the owner’s manual. Every type of washer is different and takes different detergents too. You will also need to learn what the settings are for treating stains and pre-washing.
Clean out lint
Washers have a lint trap that catches the extra lint that don’t dissolve and spends out. This lint trap needs to be cleaned out on a regular basis in order to maintain a free flowing drain. If you notice that things are not draining as smooth as you might think, you may want to clean out the link trap. If you don’t know how to do it, call in the appliance repair experts in San Diego County.
Remove loose debris
Have you noticed some grass stains and dirt packed into the crevices in the fibers? Instead of placing these dirty garments directly into the washer to wash, you may first want to take them outside and shake them off and when possible, rinse them to remove some of the dirt that may be packed in. This prevents this dirt and debris from becoming lodged inside the washer and eventually going down the drain where it can become clogged or come back up the drain enough to get onto your next load.
Check for color running
If you have one or two garments that need to be washed by themselves so the colors don’t bleed, then you may want to consider washing them by hand instead of placing them into a big tub and allowing the washer to do it for you. If you are not sure if colors will bleed out, you can test them by running them under water. If you can squeeze the fabric after it becomes wet and you see the color show up in the water, chances are, you will see it in the water if you washed it with other clothes too, ruining your entire load.