Washing Machines

Woman Folding Piles Of Laundry

It’s worryingly easy to make a mistake when doing the washing. Whenever you accidentally wash a coloured sock in a load of whites or completely forget to take the washing out of the machine until it’s started to smell, just remember you’re not alone. These mistakes are all common ones.

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Washing Machine Drain Hose

When moving house plumbing in the washing machine is one of many chores on the to-do list. If you’ve bought a brand new machine the company delivering it will usually offer to plumb it in for you… for a price. But we of course recommend plumbing it in yourself!

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Woman Pausing Washing Machine Cycle

If your washing machine door has jammed shut you need to find a fix fast. Leaving your damp clothes in the machine will cause your laundry and the machine itself to smell. The fact that you can see your clean clothes through the window, but just can’t reach them only adds to the frustration of the situation!

There are three likely reasons why your washing machine door won’t open so read on and we’ll explain what can be done to open it. But first things first, please remember to switch off and unplug your appliance before starting your fix.

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Why Your Washing Machine Is Leaking & How To Fix It

An article published in 2014 estimated 96% of UK homes own a washing machine, with many putting their appliances through as many as 220 wash cycles each year, so it should come as no surprise that from time-to-time there can be issues with washing machines leaking.

There are a number of reasons why washing machines leak and the cause of the fault will depend on when in the cycle the leak occurs and where it is coming from. To give you a helping hand at locating and resolving the leak, below we look at the more common reasons.

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How To Easily Clean Your Smelly Washing Machine in 4 Steps

I’m going to put this out there; you’re not alone with having a smelly washing machine. In fact unpleasant smells coming from the washing machine is becoming a common problem faced by many – even more so, as more of us begin to wash our laundry at 40⁰C (or lower).

Whilst washing at lower temperatures is a great way for us all to do our bit for the environment and save a few pounds when we do our laundry, lower temperature washes are having a detrimental impact on our appliances, as mould and bacteria isn’t being killed off during the washing process.

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What To Do If Your Washing Machine Won't Drain

Have you noticed your washing machine is emptying slowly or not emptying at all? Drainage issues are one of the most common issues to develop with washing machines and can cause bigger issues. But they’re also one of the easiest to fix.

Nine times out of ten, the reason behind your washing machine not draining will be a blockage somewhere in the appliance , and to help you locate and resolve the blockage which we suggest you check the following areas:

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How To Keep Your Washing Machine Working

Since the early 1900s homes have benefited from a powered version of the washing machine, with the appliance becoming an important part in our daily lives. Yet, the pressures we place on our washing machines can result in faults developing over time, which if left can not only result in the appliance performing ineffectively, but can also cost you extra money on your utility bills.

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Washing Machine Saving Money

Come rain or shine, the washing machine is one appliance in the home which is in almost constant use, so it may come as no surprise that it accounts for roughly 7% of your energy bill. But, there are ways you can save money when using yours – without hindering the overall performance of the appliance.

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How to Use a Washing Machine
According to an article published last year, those within the 16-24 year old category are the most likely not to know how to use a washing machine. To help those who are unsure how to use their washing machine, we offer advice below.

Before washing any clothes within your washing machine, it’s important to make sure that you keep the following “Do’s” and “Don’ts” in mind.

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Washing Machine Error Codes Explained
You’ve sorted your laundry out, loaded the washing machine, selected the wash cycle and pressed start; yet nothing has happened.  Such situations can be frustrating, especially if the laundry is needed that day. Thankfully, your washing machine is likely to indicate what the issue is, in the form of an error code which will flash up on the control panel.

To give you an idea of what these codes mean, we’ve highlighted some of the most common error codes in a range of washing machines, below.

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