Mistakes many people make when using a washing machine

Putting heavy objects on top of the machine, forgetting things in a pocket, pocket… are common mistakes that many people make when using a washing machine.

Place heavy objects on top of the machineieh?

According to washing machine experts, putting heavy items on top makes the machine unbalanced, the drum is easily eccentric, causing strong vibrations, affecting product durability.

If your home uses a clothes dryer that is placed on top of the washing machine, you should buy a washing and drying machine because the manufacturer will be able to provide accompanying equipment to reinforce and help fix the two machines with accessories. fit. If the two products are out of sync, a safety stand should be used, rather than stacking the dryer on top of the washing machine.

Forgot things in clothes

Surely everyone has times when they forget keys, sharp objects … in their pockets, pants pockets and then, put those clothes straight into the washing machine. This can seriously affect the operation of the machine, scratching the drum. In the event that items fall out of a pocket and into the washing tub, they can jam the drum, causing a machine fire… Therefore, it is advisable to form a habit of checking all pockets and pockets before putting clothes in. into the machine.

In addition, you should zip your pants, zip up your shirt and press them into the lock (folding) mode, avoiding them hitting the drum while the machine is running. This is similar to underwear, keychains or lots of strings.

Plug the washing machine into an outlet or multi-purpose plug

Washing machines consume more power than other electrical appliances in the house, so it is recommended that you plug the washing machine’s plug directly into an independent electrical outlet. Do not use an inappropriate load-bearing multi-purpose connector or plug, which can cause overload, short-circuit the electrical outlet, and even affect the washing machine.

After washing, you should unplug the washing machine to ensure safety, especially in homes with children and open tubs.

Stuffing too many clothes in the drum

Each washing machine is clearly marked with the number of clothes that can be washed in a batch, for example 7 kg, 8 kg, 11 kg… If your home is small and you do not wash blankets, a 7-8 kg washing machine is reasonable level. Note, the specification of the recorder is 7 kg, which is equivalent to the machine can wash up to 7 kg of dry clothes. For the machine to last, generally, only up to 80% of the maximum washing load is recommended.

In case you add more clothes than this, the machine will be overloaded. If you let this happen often, the drum will be eccentric or damaged, causing the machine to vibrate strongly, no longer performing its normal washing function. This is not to mention that the clothes are easy to get stuck in the machine or the wringer is not dry, the clothes are not clean…

Using too much detergent or the wrong type of detergent

Many people think that pouring more detergent will help clean clothes. However, this is the wrong view.

When you add more detergent than necessary, excess powder remains in the machine. The moisture available in the machine causes the washing powder to become moldy or to form residue in the machine cavity, cage body, which gradually affects the washing cycle.

In the opposite case, if you add too little detergent, the clothes will not be clean. It should be noted that manufacturers always have specific quantities for washing powders, washing tablets, and liquid detergents. For example, 1 lid of laundry detergent can wash a load of clothes of 7-8 kg. Therefore, when pouring detergent into the machine, do not pour it directly into the tray, but use the bottle cap or cup included in the detergent/detergent bag to measure the appropriate quantity first. This method not only helps the machine clean, but also helps you to measure the right amount.

When choosing a washing powder, you should also pay attention to the product packaging to know if it is used for horizontal or vertical door machines, has rinse water or not… Choosing the wrong type, creating too much foam can cause may affect the durability of the washing tub.

Close the door of the washing machine after use

Many people have the habit of tidying, after washing clothes, they will definitely close the washing machine lid. This is a mistake, because after a wash cycle, the bottom of the machine may still have a certain amount of water left behind. Closing the door prevents the washing machine from escaping steam and musty odors, gradually making the rubber rim moldy, unsightly and unhygienic.

Another habit many people have is that after washing clothes, you do not dry immediately but also do not open the door of the washing tub. This makes clothes steam, lose fragrance, accumulate bacteria, while the washing machine is wet and easily damaged. The best solution is that you should open the door, remove the clothes from the cage, put them in the laundry and dry them whenever you want.

Improperly cleaning the machine

Many people put vinegar or combined with javel bleach … into the washing tub to clean, but experts say that this is an unreasonable solution if used regularly, because the acidity of vinegar can corrode the metal. type. In the case of vinegar, you should mix it with warm water to dilute the solution and then press the washing mode (no load) to clean the machine.

You can use washing machine cleaning tablets to clean the device periodically every month. Each time, you put 2-3 tablets in the drum and then press the longest wash cycle to let the machine clean itself. After the cycle is over, open the tub to air and dry the tub.

Thuy Linh (According to Aboluowang)


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