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What To Do When The Washing Machine Door Won’t Open

  A broken washing machine can spell trouble for families who rely upon being able to wash and dry clothes, bedding and linens quickly and easily at home. However, no matter how much you look after your appliances, it’s possible that the door to your washing machine may get jammed from time to time, even just from ordinary wear and tear. Luckily, most washing machine models have a manual release that will enable you to free your laundry from your washing machine before having it fixed. Front loading washing machines have a safety mechanism that’s often referred to as an interlock or a door lock. When the washing cycle begins, the door locks so that it cannot be opened mid-cycle. Minutes after the cycle finishes,…

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How To Stop Lint From Sticking To Your Clothes

Lint is the word used for the tiny fibres of fabric that are shed from the edges of clothes, most often when you wash them in a washing  machine. These fibres tend to stick to the surfaces of other clothes and make it so that they don’t look fully clean, even straight after they’ve been washed. Fabrics made of natural fibres like wool and cotton generate more lint than fabric made from synthetic materials, and some washing machines might be more likely to create lint problems than others. This can be symptomatic of a faulty washing machine, or it can just be a problem with your washing processes. Lint shed from lighter clothes onto darker ones and vice versa can give clothes a worn, faded…

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What Type of Washing Machine to Choose?

Washing machines have a range of different features depending on what brand you choose and what price you’re willing to pay, but three specific features are important enough to make them useful for categorising washing machines. If you’re wondering which washing machine to buy, find out which of these types of washing machine best suits you and learn what its specific benefits are. The three types of washing machine we’re focusing on today are integrated washing machines that can be hidden away in a cupboard, quiet washing machines with low operating volume, and budget washing machines that can be bought without breaking the bank. These three categories of washing machine proved highly popular in 2018, and we expect that popularity to continue into 2019. Integrated…

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Common Washing Machine Problems and Solutions

Like all household appliances – there are a range of things that can go wrong with your washing machine, leaving you without a way of cleaning your clothes. From water leaking onto your floor to holes mysteriously appearing in your favourite clothes, washing machine problems can be some of the most frustrating. Often, these issues will only get worse if they’re not repaired straight away, so make sure to diagnose and troubleshoot any washing machine issues immediately using our guide to common washing machine problems and effective solutions. What’s the problem if my washing machine won’t spin? If your washing machine isn’t spinning, the first thing you should check is that the switch on the door or lid is not broken. This switch controls the…

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How to maintain your washing machine

Your washing machine frequently has hot water circulating inside it, so that’s keeping it nice and clean, right? Wrong. Just because it washes your clothes, doesn’t mean the appliance itself, is actually sparkling. The truth is, your washer can still develop mould and residue build-up from soapy water. This can happen quickly due to using too much detergent. Here’s a simple guide to ensure a great-working and clean washing machine: Clear dirty drain filters Always ensure the drain filter is clear! It can easily clog with dirty water, meaning clothes are not being cleaned properly and musty smells can transfer to laundry. The filter is designed to catch small objects like coins, in case they get to the pump and block it. However, if your…

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