If your washing machine has a black jelly-like substance growing in the soap dispenser it is likely to be a fungal, bacterial growth called biofilm. Apart from looking nasty, it can block up the little holes in the top of many soap dispensers causing water flow to be restricted.
I received the following e-mail this morning from a Whitegoodshelp user who had managed to get rid of a nasty smell coming from their washing machine after reading advice on Washerhelp. I thought I would publish this on my blog as it may help others trying to remove nasty smells from their washing machine.
This really surprised me. Who’d have thought it? And who ever thought of trying it and why? Stubborn sweat stains on the underarms of t-shirts, shirts and other laundry can be removed using a medicine apparently. Sounds bizarre? Have a look at this video to find out how -
This video shows how to remove grease spots from cooking oil (and other grease spots) -
Removing chewing gum from clothes is relatively easy as long as you know how. This video shows how to remove chewing gum from your laundry.
This is one of a few potentially useful video tutorials from Videojug on the subject of washing machines and appliances. It’s very professionally produced (although a little over long bearing in mind how little time and patience we have whilst web surfing) but it might be helpful to you if you need to remove colour dye from whites.
Bobbling, and linting are common terms for pilling. They refer to the little bits of fabric that stick to sheets, towels, socks and other items of clothing. Pilling is caused by damaged fibres that have separated from the rest of the fibres.
There may occasionally be situations where a washing machine would benefit from being raised off the floor. One such example would be if it was installed in a basement, and was struggling to pump the water up to ground level. I have seen cases where raising the washing machine a foot or so would have made the difference.
Apart from heating, the energy we use in our homes is mostly used by our appliances – especially white goods like washing machines, tumble dryers, ovens, and dishwashers. A lot of attention has been paid to making them use less energy, but after many years of reducing energy usage they’ve hit a plateau. The energy savings to be made these days are often relatively minor and there’s often little difference between them. Thinking laterally there’s an easy trick that can save hundreds of pounds a year that many people still neglect.