How to Optimize the Performance of your Front Load Washing Machine

Front-load washing machines have gained a boost of popularity in the last decade due to a lot of factors, notably because they consume less soap and energy as well as washing clothes more thoroughly… usually.


We say “usually”, because it is possible that you’ve noticed a few issues with your front-loading washing machine such as clothes not being washed properly or a nasty smell building up in your machine. If you notice that your washing machine is not performing its duties as it should, read this article prepared by our appliance servicing company in Chicago.


First and foremost, it’s important to get into the habit of always leaving the door open every time you finish washing a load, because, as you may know, bacteria thrive in humid environments, and if you always leave your door closed, humidity will quickly build up. Bad smell is a sign of bacteria development and should not be ignored. It means that your machine needs a good cleaning.


To clean your washing machine, you can purchase some capsules that can simply be left in an empty washing machine while you run a hot water heavy duty cycle. Using a cleaning agent will get rid of the smell and bacteria.


In addition, if you noticed that clothes do not come out of the washing machine as clean as they should, you should make sure that you use the correct cycle depending on the type of clothes that you are washing as well as the extent of their dirtiness. For instance, if you have a white load that needs thorough cleaning, selecting the delicate cycle is probably not the best idea. You should go for a heavier cycle.


The good thing about front-load washing machines is that you can run heavy duty cycles without worrying too much about the impact on the environment, simply because they require a lot less energy to perform optimally. However, make sure you always use High Efficiency soap.


Should you have any question or if you notice that your washing machine is not running as it should, call us today at Platinum Cares to book an appointment for fast appliance service in Chicago.

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