Choosing the right settings on your washer and dryer can help reduce the added stress each item goes through every time you wash and dry it. Learning the best laundry settings will help preserve your favorite items of clothing and help all your laundry look it’s best.
Preparing the Laundry for Washing
Always read and follow the care instructions on the label.
Sort the laundry by color and fabric type to make sure that delicate items are not put on the same cycle as items with sturdier fabric.
Turn pockets inside-out to prevent items like candy and lip balm from being included in your wash cycle.
Turn items inside out to help preserve their color.
Use this sorting time to exam each piece for stains that might need to be pre-treated. Although, the ideal time to treat stains is as soon as they happen to minimize the stain and prevent it from setting into the fabric.
Washing Machine Settings
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Fans of a popular TV show were outraged when a fire caused by a slow cooker caused the death of a beloved character. So what are the chances your modern slow cooker could cause a fire as well? It’s very slim, according to an article on Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/small-appliance-fire-safety-crock-pot#page-2
Thanks to a device that many modern appliances have called a thermal protector (also known as a thermal cutoff) your appliance will shut off before reaching a high temperature that could spark a fire.
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A dryer that shuts off before its cycle is over is a frustrating problem. Here’s what to check in order to solve why a dryer is not completing its cycle.
Tripped or Bad Breaker
A dryer that shuts off mid cycle might be due to a bad or weak breaker. Find the breaker box and flip the breaker in order to reset it. If the dryer controls are now on, then the breaker might be bad and will need to be replaced.
Dirty or clogged venting could be the reason why the dryer is not finishing its cycle. The dryer could be overheating due to air flow restriction, causing Continue reading
Drum Repair Kit Part number: 4392065 Whirlpool brand machine dryers – both gas and electric. This dryer repair kit includes a belt Also included are two drum rollers, 4 tri-rings, a clip, an instruction sheet, and an idler pulley. Use this repair kit when dryer becomes noisy, will not start, will not tumble, not enough or no heat, and leaves marks on clothing.
If your dryer will not spin, tumble or turn, it might be due to one, or several of the following parts. Sometimes, these parts wear out equally overtime and it’s a good idea to replace all parts at once to save time. You can save money by buying all these parts together in a kit. Here are the parts to check. Continue reading
Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment
Be sure to add cleaning out your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning check list. Experts advise you do this twice a year to get rid of dangerous lint build-up which can be a fire hazard and also cause your dryer to perform poorly.
Make the job easier by using a crevice cleaning vacuum attachment that can help you reach inside your dryer, and underneath the drum. You can also Continue reading
If your dryer seems to take forever to dry your laundry and it’s also noisy, you might have a broken or obstructed blower wheel.
The blower wheel helps to circulate air throughout the drum, exhaust and over the heating element. If no air is circulating in your dryer, it could be Continue reading
How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.
Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.