Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
In the last week i have went to many customers home to remove detergent sheets from washing machine pumps on front load washers.
Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets are now on my "DONT USE THIS PRODUCT LIST." As an appliance repairman, i have made lots of money removing these sheets from the drain pumps on front load washing machines. I was at one of those jobs today and the customer watched me pull 14 of these sheets out of the pump and up into the hose that leads to the pump. I tested the machine and it then worked fine.
About 1 hour later, the customer called me and was furious because as she was doing a load a laundry and the water would no drain out again. I went right back to her home and once again i found more of those sheets inside her pump, 5 to be precise. About an hour later, i was done doing a complete clean out of her washer to make sure this didnt happen again.
She will no longer use Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets per my recommendation.
The sheets were designed to keep you from wasting money on using too much soap with the added ease of it also being a fabric softner sheet. Dont be lazy and dont use these sheets in a front loader of any brand.
The problem is that small articles of clothing like baby socks, and these sheets, make it thru the front seal and make its way between the tubs and on to the pump. This does not seem to be a problem with top loading washers yet, but we will find out in the near future.
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