Laundry Appliance Tips

Why is overloading a washer a problem?

Overloading the washer will cause mechanical wear on clothing and produce lint. The wash load needs adequate water to properly circulate in the tub.

I just bought new clothes and put them in the washer. Now they are torn and damaged, is there a problem with my clothes or my washer?

Fabric damage, holes, and tearing of faded or frosted fabrics (although a new purchase) may actually have abraded and partially worn-out.

Pre-stressed finishes include frosted, acid washed or stone washed denims, sand washed silk, or weathered knits.

Shorter agitation times and lower spin speeds can be used to prevent further damage to already weakened pre-stressed fabrics.

I am seeing white residue on my clothes after I cleaned them, what is the problem?

White residue can be the result of undissolved detergent resulting from low water temperatures. The mix of hot and cold water for “warm” setting may not be hot enough to dissolve some detergents, depending on water heater thermostat setting, distance between washer and heater, and pipe insulation. Consumers may use too much concentrated detergent. Most water heaters are factory preset at 120 to 125 degrees. With 40% hot and 60% cold water mix, the warm water wash will be 73 degrees. A “hot” water wash should be 140 degrees, “warm” should be 110 degrees, and “cold” wash water should be 80 degrees.

A ball point pen exploded in my dryer. How can I remove the stain?

Try to remove the ink stain by one of the following methods or a combination of them:

  1. Clean the area well with an all purpose cleaner.
  2. Spray with an aerosol laundry pre-soak such as Spray n’ Wash or Shout.
  3. Rub gently with a light abrasive such as SoftScrub. Then wipe off with a damp cloth and tumble-dry a load of rags at regular heat settings. At the conclusion of the drying cycle, some staining may still be visible, but it will not transfer to any clothing.

If this is not satisfactory, the drum can be replaced.