washing machine repair

5 Laundry Hacks to Make Laundry Easier

Some things never end, and at the top of that list: dirty laundry and dirty dishes. 

While dirty laundry can’t be avoided, there are ways to make laundry easier and more efficient. Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas recommends trying the following 5 laundry hacks to kick your laundry game up a notch:

1.    Fold Right Away.

Stop what you’re doing and fold the clothes straight out of the dryer. If you really think about it, this task normally takes only 10-15 minutes, and when done right away, avoids the mess of piles sitting around and wrinkles too. Get in the habit of holding clothes right out of the dryer, and even if it’s not put away, you’re still winning.

2.    Pick a System.

Like most things in life, laundry works best with a system. Haphazardly doing a little laundry here and there can leave you frustrated and frazzled. Instead, choose to do one load a day – start to finish – to keep laundry bins from brimming, or dedicate one full day to getting everything done. 

3.    Separate the Socks.

Tired of losing socks and the tedious chore of matching socks? Invest in a mesh laundry bag for each member of the family, and instead of throwing their socks in the hamper, ask them to put their dirty socks in the lingerie bag. When it’s full, pop it in the washer and dryer, then return to the owner of the bag to match and put away. No more lost socks!

4.    Sort Right Away.

Have you ever thought to have a divided hamper in your room? Instead of lugging the hampers down to the laundry room and THEN sorting, why not sort when you take the clothes off? That way, it’s easy to throw in a load of whites with zero effort.

5.    Clean the Washer & Dryer.

Want cleaner clothes? Then clean the washer and dryer as well. Regular washer and dryer maintenance can go a long way to keeping your whites white and avoiding major issues down the road.

Hopefully, these tips will help make the burden of laundry a little lighter. And as always, if you ever have washing machine issues and need washing machine repair or dryer repair, call us at Appliance Rescue Service, proudly serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, Addison, McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Little Elm, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Grapevine, Coppell, Colleyville, Keller, and the entire North Texas community. 

How to Level a Shaking Washing Machine

Ever been in the other room while a load of laundry is washing, only to be startled by a sudden, large rumbling. The culprit: an uneven washing machine.

Washing machines that aren’t sitting level – or where the weight inside isn’t evenly distributed – can not only be a noise violation, but they can damage the internal mechanisms of the washing machine or even the floor beneath the washing machine. 

If you suspect the shaking washing machine is not sitting level, then here’s an easy fix from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:

 

Step 1: Check if its Level

The obvious first step is to grab a carpenter’s bubble level and set it on top of your shaking washing machine to determine if it’s level. If not, keep reading to learn how to adjust the legs of your machine. 

Step 2: Adjust the Front Legs of the Washer

Start by adjusting the front legs of your washing machine. The goal is to have the machine sit as low to the ground as possible to prevent vibrations, so loosen the lug nut on one of the front legs, shorten the leg, and then use your level to adjust the other leg accordingly. 

Step 3: Adjust the Back Legs of the Washer

Normally the back legs of your washing machine are built to self adjust, so once the adjustments are made on the front legs and everything is level, gently lift the back of the machine and set it back down. Take your level to verify that all is properly leveled. 

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Step 4: Tighten Everything Down

One you’re satisfied with your adjustments, tighten all lug nuts back into place.

Step 5: Test the Machine

Now for the true test! Run the wash cycle and see if the shaking washing machine issue still exists. If the problem is not remedied, it may be time to call in the professional appliance repairmen in Dallas at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas!

How to Clean a Washing Machine the Cheap & Easy Way!

We count on our appliances to clean our things. Dishwashers clean our dishes, washing machines clean our clothes…but do we ever consider that maybe those machines need a little TLC too?

Without regular cleaning, the basins of a washing machine or dishwasher can become dirty with soap scum and mineral deposits that reduce the effectiveness of the machine. And over time, the wear and tear leads to premature Dallas appliance repair. In order to avoid washing machine issues, and to get your clothes as clean as possible, follow these cheap and easy tips for cleaning your washing machine from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:

 

Step 1: Grab Your Supplies

You ready for this; you only need two things: bleach and vinegar. Don’t worry – we’re not going to ask you to mix them (because that could be bad!). You may also want to grab a magic eraser to wipe down the inside.

 

Step 2: Fill the Basin with Bleach Water

Set your washing machine on the hottest wash setting and begin filling the empty basin with hot water. As it begins to fill, add 1 quart of bleach to the water. Close the lid to let the cycle begin for a few minutes and mix the bleach, then open the washing machine’s lid and let the hot bleach water sit and soak for about an hour. After an hour, close the lid and let the cycle run its course and drain.

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Step 3: Fill the Basin with Vinegar Water

For Step 3, you do exactly what you did in Step 2, but this time you use vinegar instead. This step will further disinfect the inside of the basin and break down residue. 

 

Step 4: Wipe it Down

Once all the water drains, inspect the interior of the basin and see if there is any remaining buildup on the agitator in the center. If so, grab your magic eraser and wipe it down.

 

And just like that, your top loading washing machine is now sparkling clean and more effective! We hope this cheap and easy washing machine cleaning tutorial helps extend the life of your appliance, and should your washing machine ever have any issues, be sure to call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas – the best appliance repairman in Dallas!