Washing Machine Maintenance Tips


Whether you have just invested in a brand new machine and you want to make sure it gives you many years of trouble-free service or you are hoping to keep an older machine going for another couple of years, our basic maintenance tips should help you to achieve your goal. As experienced washing machine repair specialists based in Solihull, we have seen the results of poor maintenance on numerous occasions and would like to help as many people as possible to get the most out of their machines. However, if you encounter a serious problem that requires a complex repair, we urge you to get in touch with our technicians rather than trying to fix it by yourself. We serve customers in Birmingham, Solihull, Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and all other local areas so please do not hesitate to ask for our assistance if you need it.

Simple Washing Machine Maintenance

Follow the tips below to keep your washing machine in excellent working order for as long as possible.

  • Clean the Filter – Most modern machines have a filter that is designed to catch loose fibres, hairs and other small particles that may be stuck to your clothes when they go into the wash. If you want to make sure that the filter continues to function effectively, you should take it out and remove as much of the accumulated debris as possible on a regular basis.
  • Leave the Door Open – Assuming that your washing machine is not in a position where leaving the door open could pose a trip hazard, this tip from our technicians will help to prevent bacteria from breeding in the warm, moist conditions that they will find in a closed machine. While the weather in the West Midlands is not particularly humid, there can be a high moisture content in heated kitchens and utility rooms with little natural ventilation.
  • Remove Fluff from Rubber Gasket – There should be rubber rings around the drum in your machine and over time, a lot of fluff can collect underneath these rings. Take the time to remove this fluff on a regular basis and you will help to ensure that your washing machine continues to work at maximum efficiency.
  • Run a Hot Cycle with an Empty Drum – To clean the drum itself, use a hot wash cycle and add a cup of vinegar for good measure. This will help to keep it clean and odour free.

If you would like more tips on how to maintain your machine or you would like to take advantage of our competitively-priced washing machine repair service in the West Midlands, please call or email us whenever convenient. Alternatively, you can write to us at 14 Church Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 2AX. If you require urgent assistance we will visit your home as soon as possible. From our base in Solihull, we cover most of the West Midlands and our appliance repair specialists are always happy to prioritise urgent requests. We also offer an affordable cooker repair service so if your oven is playing up and you don’t know why, get in touch with us today.