How to make your washer and dryer last

Washer and Dryer Washers and dryers that are sold today have a life expectancy from 10 – 14 years, depending on who you ask.  To make sure you are getting the full life expectancy out of your washer and dryer, here are some tips.

How to Make Your Washer Last

  • Check your inlet or fill hoses every year for leaks and damage. Change your hoses every five years. Over time, rubber hoses can weaken, leak, or even burst, which can lead to catastrophic water damage in your home.
  • Use HE laundry detergent in HE washers and be sure to use only the amount necessary.
  • Run your machine using full-loads (but not overstuffed) as smaller loads tend to easily become unbalanced.
  • Clean your machine regularly.

How to Make Your Dryer Last

w10470674 Dryer Exhaust Vent Kit

Universal four way clothes dryer Exhaust Vent Kit by Whirlpool.

 

W10470674 Universal Dryer Vent Kit

Universal four way clothes dryer Exhaust Vent Kit by Whirlpool.

Your laundry habits also have a great impact on the life expectancy of your washer and dryer, so avoid overstuffing your machines and use the correct amount of detergent.

By providing regular maintenance and care and following good laundry habits, you can be sure to get the full life expectancy out of your appliances.

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