4 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Washing Machine and Dryer

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If you’re like many people, chances are your washer and dryer gets used frequently. You can make a case that these are among the most important appliances in your home. This is why maintenance is extremely important. Below are four easy ways to maintain your washing machine and dryer.

1.)    Don’t forget the water filter. How often do you stop to think about the filter that is inside your washing machine? A problem area for all washing machines is the need to clean the inlet valve screen for sediment buildup. As this screen gets contaminated, the cold water flow slows which adds extended time to the wash cycle and distorts the water temperature. In order to combat this problem, you will need a Washing Machine Sediment Filter for the sole intent of removing solid sediment prior to reaching the screen destination. The Inline Water Filters Washing Machine Water Filter can be used for all washing machines and traps 98% of solids. It is also composed of a 5 stage filtration process which ensures that sediment buildup will not be a problem for your washing machine. This filter can be used for both hot and cold water lines and works with temperatures up to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.)    Clean the inside of your washing machine. Did you know that each time you run your washing machine, residue and other minerals will build up? Over time, this can cause damage and unpleasant odors. To prevent this, use the Summit Washer Magic Washing Machine Cleaner. This cleaner effectively cleans washing machines to reduce residue, detergent, mineral and odor build-up that bleach cannot. This comes in an easy to use 12 ounce formula that is compatible with both traditional top load and High Efficiency (HE) washing machines.

3.)    Change the lint filter. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your dryer is to change the lint filter before each load. Lint filters such as the Whirlpool/Kenmore Dryer Lint Filter Screen will trap the lint from your clothes and keep your dryer running efficiently and smoothly. Failure to change your lint filter can result in a longer time to dry your clothes and a higher energy bill. For a complete list of lint filters we carry, go to Filtersfast.com and type in Lint Filters in the search box.

4.)    Check all hoses and their connections to the machine and the faucet. If you see that a hose has a rip in it, change it immediately. This is a sign that the hose is about to burst. You should check these hoses monthly and tighten any loose fittings.

As with many household appliances, be sure to keep a regular maintenance schedule for your washing machine and dryer. Regular maintenance will keep this important commodity running smoothly and efficiently.

Keep Your Home Clean and Tidy in 2012

If your New Year’s Resolution is to keep a clean and tidy house, make sure your cleaning arsenal is fully stocked for the new year! It’s easy to forget about simple things such as cleaning the inside of your washing machine, dishwasher or stainless steel surfaces. While these may go to the bottom of your priority list, maintaining your washing machine, dishwasher and other appliances around your home will increase their longevity. Why not save some extra money by maintaining your appliances in 2012 while fulfilling your New Year’s resolution to keep a clean house!

Summit Washer Magic Washing Machine CleanerChances are that you don’t clean the inside of your washing machine on a regular basis; however, this is good for both the machine and your clothes. The Summit Washing Magic cleaner will clean lime, rust, sediment, detergent build up and dirt out of the drum of your washing machine. This cleaner can be used every month to extend the life of your clothes and washing machine.

BestAir HCC31 Humidifier Cleaner Capsule: With humidifier season in full swing, it is important to keep your humidifier clean and maintained. The BestAir HCC31 can be used in cool mist, warm mist, ultrasonic and vaporizer humidifiers. This dual action capsule will reduce hard water mineral buildup in the tank, base and filters. It is antimicrobial treated to protect against the growth of bacteria and mold. The BestAir cleaner capsule will clean your humidifier for up to 45 days and will extend the life of your filter.

Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant: The Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant is EPA approved to kill 99.9% of germs, including e-coli and salmonella from inside of your dishwasher. This cleaner is safe for all dishwasher models and will extend the life of your dishwasher by removing mineral stains, lime scale, calcium build up and food particles that clog your machines water jet.

Summit Disposer Care Garbage Disposal CleanerThe foaming lemon scent of the Summit Disposal cleaner will remove what home remedies and other cleaning brands cannot. These easy to use packets reduce and remove build up and odors that are caused by clogged food and grease in your disposal.  You can use these cleaner packs weekly to prevent build up and odors. This disposal cleaner is safe for septic systems and does not contain phosphates.

Cerama Bryte Stainless Steel Cleaning Polish Wipes: These easy to use polishing wipes will keep your stainless steel appliances looking their best. This package comes with 35 wipes that are perfect for use on dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, outdoor grills, range hoods and all other stainless steel surfaces.  These wipes will leave a protective shine on all your stainless steel surfaces.

 Enjoy the benefits of having a clean and tidy home while knowing you have extended the life of many of your most expensive home appliances!

Product of the Week: Washing Machine Cleaner

washing machine cleanerThis week’s featured product might seem a little random for a site that sells air and water filters, and that’s exactly why we chose it. Perhaps many of you were unaware that we carry washing machine cleaner. My husband and I recently moved into an apartment and have noticed some new stains on our clothing since using the washer and dryer set that were given to us for free. This is a product that we could definitely use, and one I wish I had known about sooner. If you’re wondering how to clean your washing machine, Summit has the answer.

Summit Washer Magic washing machine cleaner is used to clean out the drum of your washing machine, removing dirt, rust, lime, sediment, old detergent build up and odor-causing residues. It can also be used to clean the rubber seal around the door and the detergent drawer. This cleaner works to extend the life of your washing machine and can also help your clothes last longer, since clean washing machines are more gentle on clothing.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the more popular Affresh washing machine cleaner? We thought you might be interested in one customer review comparing Affresh with Summit:

This stuff is the BEST!!!! My Maytag front load washer smelled like mildew and I had black mildew built up on my rubber seal. When I washed white clothes I had black specks on them. I have used Affresh and it did not help. No one tells you about this problem when you purchase a front loader. My husband was the first one to notice the smell. I saw Washer Magic at Lowes and thought I would try it (better price than Affresh) I did as it said on the bottle and wiped my rubber seal with it then used the whole bottle in my machine on Normal Wash cycle/hot water. What an improvement. I used it last week and am going to run another bottle through my washer today when I am finished doing laundry. I am so glad to find this product. Thank you Summit!!!

This review can also be found on our site, directly below the product description for the Summit cleaner. If you’ve noticed a weird smell or stains on your clothing lately, for only $6 a bottle, Summit Washer Magic is at least worth a shot.

Try it out, and let us know what you think in the comments below this post.