If you’ve ever wondered what do the wash symbols mean you are not alone. Some of the wash labels on laundry are pretty cryptic. It’s not possible to work out what many of them mean. Many people don’t seem to bother too much with them but as my article points out this could result in... continue reading.
Washing laundry advice & tips
A surprisingly varied selection of advice related to washing laundry in a washing machine. The articles cover all aspects of washing laundry including loading and using the washing machine as well as causes of common laundry and detergent problems. Browse through the pages, you will definitely find something interesting and useful.
Here are some tips for tackling the most common stains to carry out before washing normally. Never use hot water on protein stains as this will set them into the fabric and don't rub so hard as to damage the fibres. Another thing to bear in mind is that soaking items with metal zips for... continue reading.
When washing is not being cleaned properly or comes out with marks on most people blame the washing machine. But there are more explanations for this problem where the user is at fault than where the washing machine is at fault. As an engineer I can’t think of many faults on a washing machine that... continue reading.
Causes of grease, slime and black mould inside washing machines Washing machines now commonly suffer from a build up of a greasy slime and bacteria. A regular maintenance wash using the hottest wash cycle (or at least 60 °) is now essential for most people. Failure to do so usually results in washing machine smells... continue reading.
If you overload a washing machine it can cause physical problems, but it will also affect the efficiency of the wash. An overfilled washing machine results in the laundry moving round in one large mass. The clothes will not agitate against each other and the washing machine detergent won't be able to circulate or dissolve... continue reading.
Some people have problems with excessive foam in the washing machine and think the washing machine is at fault. However, the cause is likely to be due to the detergent – or how the detergent is being used. Apart from the nuisance of foam leaking out of the dispenser drawer, too much foam can prevent... continue reading.