How to maintain your washing machine

Washing machine maintenance tips

Discover some simple tricks to take care of your washing machine and extend its life!

Washing machines offer irreplaceable support in our daily household chores, making the laundry day stress-free and improving our overall lives. This useful electronic appliance ensures our clothes look and smell great, and they allow us to save a lot of time that without them we would have been forced to spend washing clothes by hand! Therefore, it is important to take proper care of this appliance in order to keep it functioning properly for years to come. Follow our washing machine cleaning and maintenance tips to avoid breakdowns and extend the life of your appliance!

Read the owner’s manual

We will never tire of saying it. Before using an appliance, you should read carefully the user manual. You will find the instructions on the correct usage of your product. Following the guide of your product will help you avoid future damages caused by improper use. If you own a Candy washing machines and you have lost the user manual, you can download a digital copy here.

Check the hoses

From time to time, check the hoses for signs of wear. This will guarantee a smooth flow of water and will prevent its wastage. Check that there are no cracks, bulges, that they are tight enough and that there are no water leaks.

Clean the outside and the door

Always keep the outer shell of the washing machine clean. This operation does not take much time: simply dust with a damp cloth. Same thing as the glass on the door, clean it regularly with a damp cloth and it will shine like a new-brand one.

Keep the dispenser tidy

The detergent we pour in the dispenser for the laundry is not always used completely by the washing machine and many times the residues remain encrusted in the drawer and transforms into mold. To effectively clean it and get rid of the bacteria, you can easily remove the drawer, then soak it for half an hour in hot water; to remove the mold from hard-to-reach corners you can use a toothbrush.

Brush the filter

The filter of the washing machine has the important task of blocking any small particles that could remain stuck in the pump. Therefore, it is important to inspect it and clean any accumulated dirt. Clean it at least once every 6 months with a toothbrush to prevent the blocked filter from causing malfunctions.

Empty load wash

Once every two months, do an empty load wash at 60°C. It will be useful to clean the inside of the basket and the seals. Add two tablespoons of vinegar and half a cup of detergent halfway through the wash for a perfect result.

Do not overload!

Overloading the washing machine could throw the machine off balance and damage it. If you have too many items to wash, divide them into multiple piles to clean separately. However, even loading too little can cause problems; always try to balance your laundry according to the ability of your machine.

Remove the finished load

Once the washing is complete, remove the finished load immediately, transferring it to the dryer, or putting it to dry. Leaving the laundry wet inside the washing machine could favor the proliferation of mold and mildew. Remember to not close the door immediately after washing, give the basket time to dry.

Use the right amount of detergent

In addition to being a waste of money, using too much detergent will leave residues of soap on your clothes and in the drawer. In the long run, this could cause the proliferation of bacteria and mold. But how much is the adequate amount for the cycle that you have chosen? With our Smart Pro and RapidÓ washing machines, you won’t need to ask this question and look for the answer anymore. Equipped with advanced connectivity functions, these washers connected to the simply-Fi App features an amazing function that suggests you the proper type and amount of the detergent for your cycle!

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