Front Loading Washing Machines Tip of the Month.

front-load-washer This months tip from your Phoenix Home Inspector

Front-Load Washing Machines

A common misconception about front-loading washing machines is that they all smell bad. With proper cleaning and maintenance this doesn’t have to be true. Here’s some quick tips for keep foul odors from developing.

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First, store a micro-fiber towel on top of your washer for easy access. After each load of laundry quickly wipe down the rubber gasket removing any excess water and grim that collects. Second, every other month run what we call a clean cycle on your washer. There are several types of front-load washer cleaners available on the market. These cleaners do in fact make a difference. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using these cleaners.

Sometimes debris can collect in the washer trap. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for locating and cleaning the trap. We recommend doing this on a regular basis, about every 2 months. Lastly, if your laundry room design allows keep your washer door open between washes. This will allow the drum of the washer to dry out completely.

If you have any questions about this process call ACSI at 480-636-7400.

You can also call that number if you need a home inspection in Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe or anywhere else in the valley.

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