Are you washing your clothes, but they come out of the washing machine still dirty? This can be very frustrating and drive up your bills as you end up needing to run your washing machine multiple times for one load. Sometimes, it’s a quick fix to get your washer working properly again. Other times, it’s a job for a professional. Here are some reasons why your washing machine isn’t cleaning.
One of the quickest ways to see if your washer actually needs repairs or not is through checking your load size. If you’re cramming your clothes into the washing machine and there isn’t room for them to freely move during the cycle, they won’t clean.
This is both because they won’t get clean if they’re bunched tightly together and because the washing machine is set to keep it from overflowing. An oversized load means that there’s not going to be enough water in the machine to clean everything.
Clogged Detergent Drawer
If you use too much detergent or the wrong kind of detergent for your machine, this can cause your detergent drawer to clog, meaning that the detergent can’t reach your clothes to clean them. Try to use less detergent if you notice detergent clogging the detergent drawer.
Wrong Detergent Type
The kind of detergent you use matters. Different machines do better with different detergents. If your machine has a recommended kind, it will list it in the owner’s manual.
Mixed Fabric Types And Wrong Settings
If you’re mixing your towels in with your clothes, this could be why your machine isn’t cleaning properly. This is because different kinds of fabrics require different settings in order to clean. If you’re putting towels with delicates, those are two very different settings. This not only affects how well your fabrics are cleaned, but also how long they last. Something routinely washed on the wrong setting won’t last as long as if it were washed on the correct setting.
Washing machines get dirty, same as any other appliance. Especially since a washing machine’s job is to clean, its interior can get very dirty. If your washing machine is dirty, your clothes most certainly will be too. You can typically tell if your machine is dirty by whether or not it is smelly. If it is, you can get a washing machine cleaner and run the machine on its hottest setting with the cleaner in it. If it still smells, it didn’t clean all the way, and should be cleaned again. You should be sure to clean your machine routinely so that it can keep running properly.
Unlevel Washing Machine
You can probably hear if your washer isn’t level from all the wobbling it will do when it runs. An unlevel machine is more than just noisy though. It can also keep detergent from getting to all of the fabrics and affect the spin cycles. This can be difficult to fix, so if your washing machine isn’t level, it’s best to call a professional to come out and take a look at it.
Washer Not Spinning
If your washer won’t spin, your clothes won’t clean. Washing machines need detergent and water in order to clean fabric, yes, but they also need to spin so that the spinning motion will actually get the detergent into the clothes and clean them.
Is Your Washing Machine Still Not Washing?
This could be a sign that there is something more significant affecting the washer. If you have any troubles or needs, call an expert. They can help you with any questions you may have.
Do You Need Washing Machine Repairs?
Here at VanderDous, we know how essential washing machines are to keeping a clean house. If you need washing machine repairs or have any questions about them or any other of our other services, please feel free to contact us. VanderDoes offers professional service and helps you get your appliances working properly again.