Despite the fact that washing machines are available in various models and styles, all of them have same basic features and uses. To use your washing machine properly you will need to make sure that you use correct settings, water, soap, and also consider the fabric & color of the clothes.
Besides, the proper use of the washing machine also depends on a few things which are explained below:
Read user’s manual
The washing machine user manual contains all instructions that are specifically meant for the proper use of a particular model. The button control labels will also help you to know the features available in your washing machine and the basic functionalities of the washing machine.
For best results, sort the clothes based on the color and fabric. Load the light-colored or white clothes together. Do not mix dark-colored clothes and white clothes together. Also, make sure that heavy and light fabrics are washed separately as they need to be washed at different settings.
Adding detergent and bleach
Before loading your clothes, add detergent. Instructions on the detergent box will help you to know how much detergent and water should be added. Generally, detergent goes first to the washing machine.
When needed, always use special fabric softener or bleach recommended for your washing machine. Similarly, the details on the bleach package will also let you know how much bleach should be used.
Make sure the clothes are not loaded tightly in the washing machine as this may slow down or stop the agitator. As a rule, the clothes should be loaded up to the top holes in the steel tub.
Washing settings Washing Machine Users Guide
After closing the lid, use the right settings based on the color, fabric, durability, and weight of the clothes to be washed. Make sure that you use correct temperature settings for water. For instance, use cold water for colored fabrics and hot water for white or light-colored clothes.
Switch on the washing machine
Now, turn on your washing machine. Depending on the duration of the wash cycles, it will wash the clothes and automatically turn them off. Then, take the washed clothes out from the washing machine.
Other tips on safe washing
When washing machines are not used for a prolonged time, remove the water faucets (valves) as this will prevent any leakage occurring on valves and hoses.
While loading the clothes, make sure that there are no hard objects like nails or screws in the pockets. This will prevent damage to the drum by these things.
Make sure the clothes to be washed do not contain inflammatory substances.
When your washing machine has not been used for a fortnight, turn on hot water valves and this will eliminate the hydrogen gas collected in the water heater.