Washing Machine Maintenance: tips to keep your machine running smoothly

Last Update Date : Mar 22. 2018

Washing Machine Maintenance: tips to keep your machine running smoothly




Some of the most common washing machine problems, such as draining issues, can be prevented by regular maintenance.


Fortunately, basic washing machine maintenance doesn’t require expert knowledge or a lot of time.


Follow the below tips to help keep your machine running smoothly.




Use the Eco Drum Clean cycle (maintenance or cleaning wash)


Eco Drum Clean is an eco-friendly cleaning cycle designed to remove detergent residue and build up. The Eco Drum Clean cycle should be run every forty washes.


You do not need to use cleaning agents for cleaning the drum using the Eco Drum Clean. Chemical residue in the drum may deteriorate washing performance.


To use the Eco Drum Cycle:
1. Press the Power button
2. Turn the cycle selector to Eco Drum Clean cycle
3. Press the Start/Pause button



Cleaning the filters


Clogged filters can lead to drainage and water problems. (4E/4C and 5E/5C errors).



Clean the mesh filter at least once or twice a year.



It is advisable to clean your debris filter five or six times a year to prevent clogging.



Cleaning your detergent drawer


Clean the detergent drawer monthly to remove any detergent or fabric conditioner residue. Build up of soap or conditioner may cause the drawer to leak.



Other cleaning tips


Remove damp clothes immediately after the wash. Leaving damp clothes in the drum for long periods increases moisture and mould build-up. Leave the door ajar for fifteen to twenty minutes after the wash to allow air to circulate.


You should also check the door seal of your machine regularly for foreign objects or to check for stains. Click here for steps showing you how to clean your door seal.






Overloading the machine may stop your laundry from washing properly, unbalance the machine (UE error), and reduce spin efficiency.


Take particular care when washing heavier or bulkier items such as towels or bedding.



Refer to your manual to determine the correct load for each cycle for your machine.


Use a fine laundry net for small items such as socks or gloves as they may become caught around the door, and for machine-washable brassieres as the metal parts of the brassiere may break through the material and damage your laundry or machine.



Vibration and noise


Ensure your machine is kept level, as this will reduce vibration and noise.  




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