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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Opps, you forgot to put the clothes in the dryer and left them in the washer overnight. So what should you do? Give them the old smell test and if they smell ok, dry them as you normally would.
According to the Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science, wet clothes can Continue reading
If your washer will not turn on, or your washer will not spin or drain, it might be due to a faulty or missing lid switch actuator. This washer part sits inside the washer’s lid and comes into contact with the lid switch inside your washer.
When the door lid is shut, the lid switch actuator is inserted into the lid switch which causes the Continue reading
If your Samsung HE washer, Kenmore, Whirlpool, or other brand of washer, displays a “Sud” error or “Sd” fault code, it means that there are too many suds in your washer than the machine can handle through its normal washing cycle. Here’s what could be causing this problem and how to fix it.
Too much Detergent or Wrong Type of Detergent
Some washers will detect the excess suds and will automatically add additional pauses and rinse times in order to break up the suds. The pauses will allow the Continue reading
If your washer is making a banging sound when it is in the spin cycle, or you can see that your tub is off-center or tilting when not in use, you may need to replace the suspension balls and bushings.
The suspension lines hook into the balls and bushings in order to bear the weight of the tub assembly. A leaning tub could indicate one of the bushings is broken and needs to be replaced.
Suspension Balls and Bushings Part number: W10440729 Manufacturer: Whirlpool Used on these Brands: Maytag, Whirlpool,
Use your washer’s model number to find the correct part for your washer.
If you have a four-legged friend, you might be familiar with how pet hair can accumulate everywhere, especially during the summer months. All that cat and dog fur might end up clumping up your washer’s drain pump or your home’s plumbing – leaving you with expensive repair bills. To prevent this, follow these simple suggestions. Continue reading