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10 Tips for Maintaining Your Washer and Dryer to Extend Their Lifespan

by Open Box Appliances 22 Mar 2023

10 Tips for Maintaining Your Washer and Dryer

Are you tired of having to replace your washer and dryer every few years? Did you know that with proper maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your appliances? Here are ten tips for maintaining your washer and dryer to keep them running smoothly and avoid costly repairs or replacements.

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1.Read the manual

Before using your washer and dryer, read the owner's manual. It contains important information on how to use and care for your appliances. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations to avoid damaging your appliances.

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Make sure your washer and dryer are level. If they are not level, they will vibrate excessively during use, which can damage the machines and cause them to break down prematurely.

3.Clean the lint filter

Clean the lint filter

Clean the lint filter in your dryer after every use. A clogged lint filter can cause your dryer to overheat and can even be a fire hazard.

4.Clean the dryer vent

Clean Dryer Vent

Clean the dryer vent at least once a year. A clogged vent can cause your dryer to overheat and can also be a fire hazard. You can hire a professional to clean the vent or use a vent cleaning kit.

5.Don't overload

Don't overload your washer or dryer. Overloading can cause your appliances to work harder than necessary, which can lead to premature wear and tear.

6.Use the right detergent

Use the right detergent for your washer. Using the wrong detergent can damage your machine and cause it to break down prematurely.

7.Use the right cycle

Use the right cycle for your laundry. Using the wrong cycle can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your appliances.

8.Don't slam the doors

Don't slam the doors on your washer or dryer. This can damage the hinges and cause your appliances to break down prematurely.

9.Check the hoses

Check The Hoses

Check the hoses on your washer for signs of wear and tear. Replace any damaged hoses to avoid leaks, which can cause water damage and other problems.

10.Schedule maintenance

Schedule Maintenance

Schedule regular maintenance for your washer and dryer. A professional can inspect your appliances, make any necessary repairs, and help you avoid costly breakdowns.


By following these 10 tips, you can extend the lifespan of your washer and dryer and avoid costly repairs or replacements.
If you need a new washer and dryer or want to learn more about how to maintain your appliances, visit our website at
 Our expert team can help you find the right appliances for years to come.

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