Archive for the ‘HE Clothes Washers’ Category

Should I buy a top loader or front loading washing machine?

February 5, 2010

Saw this on CTV News last night, “Top or Side? Should you go with a top or side-loading washing machine?” You can watch the video online, of course, but to summarize:

Top- loading washing machines are cheaper to purchase, but front-loading washing machines will save you money throughout the lifespan of the appliance because it uses less water and removes more water from your laundry during the finally spin cycle. Less water means shorter dryer times equals greater savings.

Consumer Reports, the agency that tested over 71 types of washing machines, estimates that decreased drying times will save the average household $130 a year.

Watch the video to see which brands and types of clothes washer were considered a “best buy”.

Front-loading washing machines sometimes have a foul smell associated with using them. This can be caused by mold growing in the gasket or seal of the machine. Wiping your gasket down monthly and leaving the door ajar after each load will help prevent this. If you still have problems, try a HE Washing Machine Cleaner like Affresh™ Washer Cleaner or WasherFresh to get rid of smelly washing machine odors.

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WasherFresh destroys stinky odor causing residues and smells

October 9, 2009

You may have noticed lately that your washer stinks. Clothes and especially towels after use, might be giving off a foul odor. The problem isn’t your detergent or clothes; it’s being caused by your washer.

Mold and mildew can grow in hard-to-see, hard-to-reach places in your washing machine, embedding the smells into your newly cleaned laundry, being especially problematic for thick absorbent towels. Even though mold can grow in any type of washer, it’s especial a problem in front-loading HE washing machines.

WasherFresh fights bad odors in HE Washers, freshens and cleans. 3 -pack - $8.99

WasherFresh fights bad odors in HE Washers, freshens and cleans. 3 -pack - $8.99

To get your washer and laundry smelling fresh again, use a cleaner like WasherFresh to remove stubborn mold and mildew smells. To use, simply drop one of the premeasured pouches of WasherFresh into your empty clothes washer and select a hot water aggressive cleaning cycle available on your machine. WasherFresh dissolves quickly releasing all the active ingredients so it starts cleaning and freshening the laundry tub sooner and longer.

WasherFresh is available in Canada in packs of three pouches and packs of six pouches from Appliance Parts.

To prevent any future stinky smells, follow these HE washing machine maintenance tips recommended by washing machine manufacturers.

  • After use, pull back the rubber seal on a front load machine and wipe the inside with a paper towel to remove any mold growth.
  • Keep your washer’s door open after use.