Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
Tricks to Keep Your Washing
Over time, the rubber water hoses that came with your new washing
machine may leak or burst. It's a good preventive maintenance practice
to check these hoses from time to time for any sign of wear or weakness.
Often there's a small blister in the rubber of the hose, which could
rupture. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the hoses every
5 years. An alternative is to replace the rubber hoses with high
steel fill hoses, which are more rugged.
If your washing machine is not level, it can vibrate strongly during the spin cycle. If your washing machine is not perfectly level--with all four legs touching the floor--it can bang and rock back and forth, and even begin to "walk" across the room. This isn't good for the machine and may damage anything near the machine. Use the adjustable front and/or back leveling legs on the washer to adjust the machine to the proper height, then tighten the lock nut up against the body of the machine to keep the leg from rotating.
Your washer has either a painted steel or porcelain-coated steel cabinet. It's perfectly safe to use a little dish detergent and a damp rag to clean all of its surfaces. If the surface is porcelain, you can even use a little non-abrasive cleanser for stubborn stains.
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