How often should you clean a washing machine

In order to maximize the life and wash quality of your washing machine, it is important to clean it regularly. Fortunately, cleaning your washing machine sounds like a bigger job than it actually is. How often do you clean your washing machine? At least try to wipe the rubbers of your washing machine with a cloth after every wash. Dirt often sticks there, such as dust, soap scum and hair. It is also a good idea to do a boil wash once a month; a wash program at 60 degrees or higher. You can add a dash of vinegar or a cup of soda to this, this has a cleansing effect and descales your washing machine and pipes at the same time. Finally, once every six months, check the filter and rinse it clean.

 

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How deep is the drain of a washing machine

Your washing machine’s drain hose should be 15 inches into the drain pipe, but not deeper as that can cause leaks. Most drain hoses come with a support bracket. That plastic bracket helps keep the drain hose from sinking too deeply into the drain pipe. If you want to connect multiple drains to one drain pipe – for example, a washer and dryer – you will need an extra y-piece for this. Your washing machine’s manual will also tell you more about the dimensions of the drain hose and the height of the drain pipe. These measurements can help you to correctly connect your drain hose to the drain pipe.

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How does a water seal in washing machine work

A water lock on your washing machine protects against water damage when the washing machine starts to leak. Therefore, check whether your (new) washing machine has a built-in water lock or not. Are you buying a second hand washing machine? Check if the water trap is still intact. A small damage to the water seal can get out of hand! There are 3 different water locks: a bottom sensor, hose lock and overflow protection. The bottom sensor is a built-in water tank, the hose protection stops the water supply and the overflow protection pumps the water away again. Ideally, you will have all three of these water locks connected to your washing machine.

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How heavy is a washing machine

Washing machines generally weigh between 60 and 85 pounds. Exactly how heavy a washing machine is depends, among other things, on its size, model and brand. The specifications of your washing machine will tell you exactly how heavy it is. Often washing machines with a smaller fill weight (6 kg or 7 kg) are a few kilos lighter than those with a larger fill weight (8 kg or more). The thing that makes a washing machine so heavy is the counterweight at the bottom of the washing machine. These are usually made of concrete blocks, and ensure that the washing machine stays in place during the spin cycle.

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What is a front loading washing machine

The front loading washing machine is the most popular washing machine model out there. These have the door on the front of the drum. The alternative is the top-loading washing machine, which has the door on the top of the drum. With top loaders, you don’t have to bend down as much to load and unload your laundry, but with front loaders, you have the advantage of being able to stack your dryer on top of your washer, for example. Because the front loader is bought much more, there are also many more of them made. With front loaders, you therefore have more options in, among others, the amount of fill weight, the different wash programs, the energy label and the price range. Top-loaders are a lot less popular, so you only have the choice of a few models – which are often largely similar.

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How big is a washing machine

When you talk about the size of a washing machine, you can aim at different aspects; the actual dimensions or the amount of fill weight. Both depend on the model of washing machine. The fill weight indicates how many pounds of laundry you can put in the drum per wash. This starts at about 6 kg and can go up to 12 kg. The size of a washing machine differs (largely) because of the type of washing machine; top loading or front loading. A front-loading washing machine usually has a height of 85 cm, a width of 60 and a depth between 60 and 70 cm. Top loaders have a height of 90 cm, a width of 40 cm and a depth of about 60 cm. As a result, top loaders often have a smaller fill weight.

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How often should you clean the filter of a washing machine

Maintaining your washing machine is very important if you want it to do its job well and last a long time. Cleaning the filter is part of that. We recommend cleaning your washing machine’s filter regularly – at least once every six months. If the filter becomes clogged, the water can no longer be drained properly. As a result, water will remain in the bottom of the drum, even when the wash program is satisfied. This is a problem that you would rather prevent than fix. Therefore, try to clean the filter of your washing machine at least once every six months.

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