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6 key points how to extend the life of a washing machine for many years


The washing machine is not a cheap gadget.

If it fails, it is usually a big stress for the family (both household and financial).

But there are a number of effective life hacks that will help avoid the breakdown of this super-useful household appliances unit.

About them will be discussed in the material.

1. Mandatory wiping of the rubber rim after each wash

Water from the rubber rim of the washing machine must be carefully wiped.

Sometimes even unsurpassed hostesses neglect this rule. This happens not from inattention, but from banal ignorance. After each washing in the rubber rim of the washing machine, which is responsible for the tightness of the device during washing after slamming the door, there is always some water left (as in the photo above).

Such beautiful holes were formed in the rubber rim of the washing machine, which was not wiped after washing.

If we neglect wiping this moisture dry, a hole may be formed in the rubber rim, which leads to the leakage of the machine, as well as to the formation of a very bad-smelling mold, which damages the health of the household.

Moisture from the rubber rim of a washing machine should be removed not “from the larger”, but 100 percent.

It is very important to completely remove moisture from the rubber rim. If you wipe in the "from the larger" or "and so it comes off," then the moisture remaining on the rim itself will not evaporate, since the properties of rubber contribute to the excellent retention of moisture on its surface. To fulfill this important recommendation, you should always have in the bathroom a microfibre synthetic cloth with enhanced moisture intake properties. Familiar shaggy rags or textiles with microfiber tentacles (as in a collage just above the right) are perfect. The former children's shaggy sock will also do well (life hacking, which is a little higher on the collage - on the left).

Secret enemies of washing machines.

In order to avoid trouble with your washing machine, it is necessary to exclude washing of bras with inserted plastic stones in the "free float" together with other items of clothing. From the movement of the drum, these bones very often slip out of their textile holders, which are part of the cut of the bra. And if this happens, anything can happen: from stopping the process of automated washing, to a micro-explosion inside the drum. A bone can get stuck anywhere inside the tank, and then there’s no good outcome.

There is a solution for everything.

However, you should not think badly about the manufacturers of underwear and believe that they did not take care of this problem. In any lingerie store, literally for a penny, you can buy special perforated bags for washing bras. An excellent solution would be to wash all the underwear items in such a package: these delicate items are usually made from thin and delicate-to-touch fabrics, which means that machine washable can damage the fabric. Thus, these special bags for washing underwear solve two important problems: they prolong the life of both the laundry and the washing machine.

3. Washing of outerwear with massive fittings only in an inverted state.

The secret enemy of the washing machine.

In the manufacture of winter outerwear, quite massive zippers are usually used, because otherwise thin fasteners would fail very quickly due to the large weight of the winter jacket (on padding polyester or down). In addition, massive dogs - in fashion and play a decorative role. With repeated and prolonged rotations of the drum of the machine, and especially in the spinning process, massive accessories of winter jackets (as in the photo above) can cause damage to the washing machine. A big dog such a lightning can get stuck inside the tank of a car (both when it comes off and stays on its native jacket).

Winter outerwear should be washed, firstly, in the state turned inside out ...

So that the winter clothing accessories do not cause both reparable and irreparable damage to your washing machine, you must first turn it inside out (as in the photo above). But this is only the first step towards the proper washing of winter oversized jackets.

... and secondly, you need to fasten it with a zipper inside.

After you have turned the jacket inside out, you need to fasten the zipper from the bottom up with the help of minimal manual dexterity. No skills pickpocket or magician you will not need. Make it very easy. But now your washing machine is fully protected from the dangers that can cause the treacherous massive items of winter clothing accessories.

4. Periodic scrolling of citric acid solution in the drum

Excellent microbial scavenger, causing an unpleasant smell from a washing machine.

If you notice that in the process of rest from your washing machine it smells unpleasant, then this by 99.9% means that there is mold that is not visible to the eye. Any smell - the fruit of microorganisms. And citric acid will do an excellent job with them. Sorry for the money is not worth it: it costs a penny. It will be useful to pour one standard package of citric acid into the powder compartment or directly into the machine drum. Important: scrolling with citric acid should be carried out at a very high temperature of water. 30 degrees will not be enough. choose to scroll with citric acid mode, which assumes a water temperature not lower than 70 degrees.

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5. The elimination of the habit of washing only in the express mode and at low water temperature

In this mode, you should erase only occasionally.

A good housewife is always short on time. Therefore, in many families, guided solely by the desire to save time and, as they say, without any ulterior motive to accept to use only the express mode of washing. But few know that it is disastrous for a washing machine!

Wash only at 30 degrees of water ruin a washing machine.

The insidious and dangerous secret lies in the fact that microorganisms do not die at a temperature of 30 degrees. On the contrary, some of them breed very well at this temperature. 60 degrees - the temperature that kills only about half of the known harmful microorganisms, but at 90 degrees all of them die.

That is why if you only wash at 30 degrees (assumed by the express mode), your washing machine will become a nest of germs. There will be black mold on the rim and not only, there will be an unpleasant smell. This means that microorganisms will settle on your clothes during washing. And this is fraught with allergic reactions at the very best (and serious illnesses at the worst).

6. Between use, the door of the machine should always be slightly opened.

The correct standby for the washing machine.

The photo shows how ideally to provide ventilation mode for a washing machine during the periods between washes, and thereby ensure the longevity of the machine. The fact is that after washing the moisture remains in the most different and very difficult to reach places inside the drum. But since the drum is made of metal, moisture will evaporate easily, but only if you do not close the sealed door of the washing machine. Closing the door of the washing machine, even with strict observance of the council number 1 of this material - is very dangerous, leads to the formation of mold and corrosion.

Washing machine needs round-the-clock ventilation.

It is desirable that the door of the washing machine was ajar at least a few centimeters. But do not barricade the door with textiles! Evaporating moisture will create an unfavorable environment: textiles will absorb moisture and create an excellent home for germs and future mold.

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