Before using a washing machine that has been in storage, especially for a long time, it is wise to be aware that new faults could appear so you should not just assume everything is ok and leave it running unattended. All appliances have the potential to develop a fault that wasn’t there before if they’veread the full article..
Common questions about white goods appliances
This is a category list of all my articles tagged as "common questions". The articles cover a wide range of issues that I consider to be common questions which most people want answers to so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
Do you need to leave a fridge or freezer to stand before plugging it in after it’s been delivered (or after moving house)? Yes, but it’s not possible to quote a definitive period of time it should be left for. This article explains why you shouldn’t plug it in without leaving it to stand, andread the full article..
Unlike washing machines, dishwashers need to be set up for the correct water hardness levels. Manufacturers use factory default settings that try to be suitable for the average house in the UK. However, as water hardness varies considerably from area to area this means yours could be set too high or too low. If usingread the full article..
Freezers often have a fast freeze option button. Many people don’t really understand what it’s for. It’s something that should be used regularly but many people never use it at all. It’s there for freezing items not already pre-frozen. If you are placing fresh food inside the freezer then ideally you should have lowered theread the full article..
Drying laundry indoors can create damp, condensation, encourage dust mites, and cause health risks to people prone to asthma, hay fever and other allergies. Researchers have found that up to a third of all moisture in homes can come from drying laundry inside. There’s also a strong association between drying laundry and mould spores. Mostread the full article..
Why are clothes getting stretched out of shape – especially sleeves? I’ve had a lot of jumpers and cardigans that have not lasted as long as I’d expect. The sleeves in particular have stretched so much that they cover my entire hand. Other clothes have sleeves that have stretched to over twice as wide andread the full article..