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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 APWagner.ca 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.

Kenmore Washing Machine won’t fill with water

September 14, 2009

Question: I have a Kenmore Washing Machine and when I turn it on it automatically starts to wash without filling with water. What’s wrong?

Answer: Dry agitating is often a sign of a bad water level control or

An example of a Washing Machine Water Level Switch . This pressure switch is found on Kenmore/Sears, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Roper, and other brands of washers. On Sale at $45.64

An example of a Washing Machine Water Level Switch . This pressure switch is found on Kenmore/Sears, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Roper, and other brands of washers. On Sale at $45.64

pressure switch. This switch measures the depth of water in the tub. It does this through an air tight hose then runs from the outer tub to the water level control. As the washer fills with water, air is pushed up through the hose. The air pressure in the hose activates the water level control when the proper water level has been reached. A signal is then sent to the solenoid that closes the water-inlet valve and then  power is sent to the timer telling the washing machine to start.

The water control switch might have gone bad, i.e. burnt wires or it may be stuck in the “full” position. Be sure to check it and replace it if this is the case.

Find washing machine no-burst fill hoses, pump to tub hoses, injector hoses and drain hoses at apwagner.ca. click here.

Find washing machine no-burst fill hoses, pump to tub hoses, injector hoses and drain hoses at apwagner.ca. click here.

Sometimes the air tight hose that runs from the outer tub to the water level control develops a pin hole leak. Check and replace this if it does. If the tube or diaphragm in this device has a slow leak, your washer may act oddly. An example would be that it fills and starts to agitate, fills more, goes back to agitate, and so on, leading to an overfill or overflow problem.

If the tube or diaphragm in the water level switch has a really bad leak, the water level switch won’t detect any pressure whatsoever, and will not stop the water flow.

For more information read: Why won’t the Washer stop filling yet it doesn’t get full?

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