The time remaining display on a washing machine is very useful. However, it’s not always accurate. Sometimes it appears to jump back and forth and many people want to know why. Time remaining is an estimate The time remaining indicator is ultimately only an estimate of how long the wash cycle is likely to take.read the full article..
Common general problems with washing machines
This is a category list of all my articles related to general washing machine problems (not breakdown faults). The articles cover a wide range of issues that can affect most washing machines so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
This article looks at bad smells coming from a washing machine that can be caused by problems in the plumbing. The most common causes of bad smells are covered extensively in my previous article (what causes washing machine smells?) But some smells can be caused by the plumbing. Is there a u-bend fitted? If theread the full article..
Is your washing machine’s drum covered in a greyish white coating? It might be caused by limescale. To remove it try adding about 20 grams of citric acid into the washing machine and wash on a 90 degree wash cycle with no laundry inside. You may need to try it more than once. The bestread the full article..
Black mould is unpleasant, and potentially hazardous to health. It is caused by having conditions where the airborne spores can survive and thrive. It thrives in damp places. Using more hot washes and detergent which contains bleach will help prevent black mould. They also help kill bacteria that can otherwise multiply inside a washing machine.read the full article..
This page looks at the effects of hard water and limescale in washing machines. Limescale needs to be prevented. Removal products are just dealing with symptoms and can be ineffective if the problem is too bad. What is hard water? Hard water is water that has a lot of minerals dissolved in it. The mineralsread the full article..
Washing machines now commonly suffer from a build up of a greasy slime and bacteria. Most people should do a regular maintenance wash cycle. Failure to do so usually results in washing machine smells, and a shortened lifespan. It can put dirty marks on your laundry, make clothes smell, and cause various breakdowns and faults.read the full article..