Cleanly Care: Looking After Your SpeedQueen Washer

Last updated on April 1, 2024

If you have a large family, young children, or even pets, the SpeedQueen washer in your home might be vital for daily life. Failure to look after it could see you unable to keep your clothes and bedding clean, or even lead to flooding.

Therefore, it can be beneficial to think about the different aspects of washer care and maintenance, and follow these as closely as possible. Generally, if you give your washer little amounts of care whenever you use it, or on a regular basis, you might be able to prevent bigger problems from cropping up later on.

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Replace Parts

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Whether the machine is old or new, there may come a point where parts accidentally get broken. Should your washer also be a combination dryer, this may mean that all types of laundry have to be put on hold until it is fixed.

Hiring a repairman can be quite costly, so you may need to consider the issue before doing so. Larger problems, or those involving the electrics, might be best left to professionals.

However, when it comes down to switches, hinges, or little wheels, you may be able to obtain and fit parts for SpeedQueen equipment yourself. Your manual may be of great use to you to figure out which model number you own, as well as which part might be giving you issues.

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Avoid Overloading

It may be tempting to try and put as much as possible into your SpeedQueen machine to try and cut down on the number of loads you need to do. This can cause a lot of stress for the bearings and mechanisms which, over time, could see it stop working properly.

Instead, it can be far better to learn how to load your washer properly in line with the weight limits given within the user manual. Depending on whether you have a top or side loading machine, you may want to ensure that some space is left once you close the door or hatch.

Mixing large and small items can also be somewhat beneficial, allowing for different types of movement. If you find you are forcing items in, this means that your washer may be overloaded, and you should consider removing items for a future load.

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Clean It Out Regularly

You might already take some time to wipe down your machine, empty any dust filters, and dispose of water. Yet, this may not be enough to keep it in the best possible condition.

Over time, remnants of water can lead to a build-up of mold and mildew, which can then be transferred onto the items you put in it. This might also affect how they smell.

Spending some time each month running your SpeedQueen appliance on a cleaning cycle, and scrubbing out any detergent drawers and seals, could help to rectify this problem.

Depending on the size of your household, you could find yourself using your appliance numerous times each week, or even day. Due to this, it can be a good idea to consider the different ways you can conduct maintenance to make laundry less of a chore.

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