Generally, the lifespan of your average washing machine is around 14 years but it often breaks down before their time. Here are three things you’re doing to shorten the lifespan of your washing machine:
Your washing machine is not levelled properly
Proper installation is critical for all washing machines. They must be installed on a levelled surface. This is because a washing machine can spin up to an impressive 1,600 rpm and it can get unstable if their feet aren’t firmly on the floor. In this situation, your washing machine could vibrate overly and damage itself!
You can use a level to check your washing machine front to back and side to side for accuracy during the installation. But if your washing machine needs more than levelling to fix you can hire our Gawin washing machine/dryer experts.
You don’t clean your washing machine frequently
Well, washing machines could certainly help you clean your clothes, but they also can develop harmful bacteria, limescale, mould and bad odours issues. If you fail to wash your washing machine at least once a month, the build-up can cause a clog in the machine!
A quick hack to eliminate the germs or mould is by using vinegar and baking soda as these two ingredients are natural and won’t damage your machine. You can mix half a cup of baking soda and 1 litre of vinegar into the washing machine and set the water temperature to 90ºC on a long cycle to remove the limescale, bad odours and mould.
Lack of care
One of the common issues is not caring and repairing your machine in the right way. If your washing machine starts acting up like not turning on, emitting unusual smells or strange noises, book a professional to inspect and fix it immediately. Ignoring these signs can make small problems turn into bigger ones. In turn, proper maintenance will help prolong the life of your washing machine.
When your washing machine is showing any wrong signs during this lockdown, book our Gawin experts now to diagnose it for you! If you need more help with your home woes, you can book our home essential services, from plumbing, disinfection and more! We’ll get it done for you during the lockdown. Book now!