To reduce the need of repairs, use the following preventative measures. Proper maintenance and care is essential in keeping your washing machine running efficiently. Improper care will cause your unit to overwork by using more electricity to keep you clothes clean than if properly maintained. By following these tips, you can prolong the life of your washing machine and avoid many costly repairs.
Adjust Leveling
Make sure that the washing machine’s feet are level to prevent an imbalance in the machine that may cause loud noises and added wear and tear on the unit a whole.
Check Connections
Make sure water faucets are in good condition. Connect to faucets carefully; improperly connecting to the faucets can cause major water damage to the home. Turning faucets on and off before and after you wash can extend the life of you hoses. This also prevents hard water buildup.
Replace Hoses
Rubber Hoses, over time, get worn out, brittle and leak. It is recommended that hoses be replaced every 5-7 years.
Check The Drain
Check drain hoses are not impeded from draining. Remove kinks and other stoppages. Improper draining may cause the pump to overheat and burn out.
Lint Filter
If your washing machine has a lint filter, remove and clean regularly to prevent clogs.
Overloading
Do not overload with clothes because the added pressure on the hoses can cause them to burst.
Proper Detergent
Use the proper amount of detergent (see detergent box instructions) for your washer and water hardness. Don't use too much detergent because too many soap suds will cause the washing machine to work harder and use extra energy. Detergent dissolves in water temperature over 55 degrees F.
Hot Headed
Save money and energy by washing in warm water. Washing clothes in hot water uses twice as much energy as washing in warm water.
Water Levels
Washing small loads with a large water level will prevent proper cleaning because there is reduced agitation.
Check The Belts
Check belts regularly to see if they need replacement. Worn or stretched belts will cause the washing machine to work harder.


By following these tips, you can prolong the life of your unit and avoid many costly repairs. North Augusta Appliance can fix most brands and models of refrigerators and freezer including Kenmore, Whirlpool, General Electric, Amana, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Kitchen Aide, and Magic Chef. We repair most refrigerator problems including poor cooling, leaks, loud noises and icemakers. Please call 803-827-0604 or email onecallaug@comcast.net for fast, reliable professional service. We service most of North Augusta, South Carolina. Our technicians are standing by and ready to relieve you from your refrigerator problems.