Home Appliance Care: A Guide to Washers and Dryers

Repairman talking to a womanA lot of us rely on washers and dryers in our daily routines, since we need our uniforms as students or professionals. They also clean fabrics other than clothes: you can put curtains, rugs, pillows, and thin sneakers inside the washing machine.

Despite the variety of things you can wash and dry, keep in mind that there are still do’s and don’ts when it comes to using these appliances. Be it in New York or West Valley, appliance repairs are key to long-lasting washers and dryers.

To get you better acquainted, here is a guide to the basics of a washer and a dryer.

How They Work

A washer cleans clothes by immersing them in water filled with detergent and then spinning them around. It has three basic functions: the timer, cycle speed, and water temperature.

The first determines how long the washer will clean clothes, the second is for how fast and how forceful the clothes will get spun, and the last is for whether you’ll use cold or hot water.

For the dryer, you can adjust how much heat you’ll use in drying the clothes, from high to delicate. You can also choose to tumble dry if you prefer to use air and not heat in drying.

Do’s and Don’ts

Remember not to overload the washer with too many clothes. Doing this will put stress on the washer’s motor, which powers its spinning. Also, clean the washer so that lint won’t accumulate. Do not leave the dryer runner unattended, because the heat inside could cause dryers to catch fire.

According to the US Fire Administrations, “dryer fires affect 2,900 homes a year”. To prevent this, have your dryer checked by repairmen for faulty parts.

Appliance Care and Repair

Speaking of repairs, it’s good to follow the care tips in the manual for your washer and dryer appliances. According to a Consumer Reports study, “more than one in five new major appliances need fixing pretty quickly.” A repair team can check inconspicuous parts such as lint filters or exhaust vents.