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Tips to Optimize the Performance of your Washer and Dryer

While this dynamic duo is best at keeping your clothes fresh, clean, and smelling wonderful, they tend to get dirty themselves if they are not cleaned from time to time. However, there are “hacks” you can perform on your appliances to keep them clean as well as preserving your clothes in the best state possible, which are given to you today by our appliance repair company in Chicago. Be sure to get in touch with Platinum Cares should you have any question.   Make your own laundry detergent   Most products that are available out there are full of irritant… Read More

Are HE Washers worth it?

High Efficiency washing machines have gained a lot of popularity over the last few years, notably because they are very friendly to the environment. However, do they work as well as traditional washing machines? Today’s article will try to answer that question by providing a short list of advantages and disadvantages of HE washing machines. Be sure to get in touch with our appliance service company in Chicago, Illinois if you have any question.   Before we get started, you need to know that there are mostly two types of washing machine out there: front-load and top-load.   Advantages Water… Read More

Shaking Washer: Common Causes

A lot of people experience a shaking washing machine at least one time in their life. When we say “shaking”, we don’t mean the regular shaking that occurs naturally during every cycle, we’re talking about loud thuds and bangs that actually cause the machine to tilt and can damage it. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single specific reason that can cause a washer to shake in a way that can damage it, and that’s why you need to figure out what is giving the jitters to your machine. To help you with that, our appliance servicing company in Chicago, Illinois, has… Read More

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,… Read More

Different washing options on your machine

When it comes to using our washing machine, most of us always select the same cycle and only change the water setting to suit our needs. However, if you take the time to examine your washer, you will find that there are many options you can choose from. To help you understand this array of possibilities, Platinum Services, an appliance specialist in Chicago, has prepared the following article. Be sure to get in touch with us if you have any question.   First, keep in mind that the cycles available for your specific model may differ from those listed below… Read More

Common problems with front-load washers

Even if front-load washers are usually more ecofriendly and efficient than their top-part cousins, they may share some issues due to the complexity of their technology. To help you remedy issues that may arise in your front-loading washing machine, Platinum Cares, an appliance specialist in Franklin Park, has outlined some of the more common issues that may come up over the years. Be sure to call them up if you have any problem.   Washer tumbles during cycle washing machine moves a lot  This is likely occurring because the machine is not correctly adjusted. If you do not have a… Read More

Energy Star Appliances

Let’s face it. Life is expansive, which is why we want to save money where we can. With energy costs and environmental taxes on the rise, appliances can quickly become a money pit. Today, saving energy goes hand in hand with saving money. This is the main purpose of the Energy Star Label:  identify eco-friendly appliances and make life easier for consumers who buy them. However, environmental-friendly appliances come at a price. This is why our appliance company in Chicago, Illinois, has prepared a list of pros and cons of Energy Star Appliances. Be sure to give us a call… Read More

Portable Washing And Drying Machines

You read right. This is neither a mistake nor a typo. As technology leaps forward, it tends to make things smaller. Just think about the cellphones that were used in the 90’s and could barely fit in a pocket. The same goes for computers or televisions. The field of home appliances is no exception, and today’s article will focus on this amazing technology that could gain worldwide popularity over the next few years. Today, Platinum Cares, an appliance specialist in Chicago, Illinois, wants to talk about the portable washer and dryer.   A portable washing machine is basically a very… Read More

Mistakes To Avoid With Your Washer

A washing machine is a big investment. One that will hopefully last you a long time. While we may be in a hurry to clean clothes at the end of a long working day, it is important to avoid making classic mistakes when handling your washing machine. To help you with this, Platinum Mechanical Services, an appliance technician repair company in Franklin Park, Illinois, has prepared a short list of common mistakes that washer owners often make without realizing it.   Using too much detergent While we sometimes have very dirty clothes that we want to make sure to clean,… Read More

The History of the Washing Machine

Washing machines are found in almost every home in North America but it took a long time for them to become the modern machines we use everyday. Technology has evolved and has reached a new level. We went from scrubbing boards to fully automated machines. Here is a brief summary of the history of the washing machine.   1797: the scrubbing board is used everywhere. 1851: James King patents the first washing machine containing a drum. 1858: Hamilton Stone creates the rotary washing machine. 1874: William Blackstone invents the first home washing machine. 1900: Creation of the first electric washing… Read More

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