All modern washing machines take a lot longer to wash than they used to. Many people blame their particular brand of washing machine, especially after replacing an older one which washed much quicker – but washing machines just take a lot longer to wash these days. The main reasons why wash times are so longread 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.
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..
You don’t have to register your appliance purchase or send in the guarantee card, but it makes sense to do so. We have statutory rights if an appliance breaks down, has an inherent fault, or fails to last a reasonable time. However, these rights often have to be fought for. Fortunately it’s usually easy toread the full article..
How to find the proper model number (and serial numbers) on a washing machine The model number is often (but not always) essential. Don’t make the mistake of assuming the model number will be enough because it often isn’t, nor that the name and number on the front panel is the full model number becauseread the full article..
The second section on washing machine energy labels shows energy usage of washing machine. Here you can find out the amount of energy (electricity) that the washing machine is likely to use on a particular wash cycle. The figure is based on a 60 degree cotton cycle – even though most people rarely use it.read the full article..
The energy labels on washing machines have several ratings, which this and related pages explains and comments on. This first page looks at the energy efficiency rating, which is not a good indicator of an washing machine’s environmental credentials at all. Energy efficiency rating We should all know by now that A is the bestread the full article..