How often do you check your washing machine’s filter? The filter of the washing machine is an integral component. While checking it may seem like a trivial maintenance chore with minor implications, dirty filters can lead to various complications that can cause major problems.
A-1 Total Service Plumbing receives multiple calls on malfunctioning washing appliances. In most cases, we find out the filter has never been checked. In this blog post, we take a close look at why it is so important to regularly check the washing machine filter.
Why Clean The Filter?
Washing machine filters have everything to do with the drainage system. If the filter is covered with lint the dirty water won’t drain out properly. After completing the wash cycle, you might also notice your clothes are still in dirty water.
Extreme cases of lint accumulation lead to blockage that could prevent the automatic lock system–meaning the washer assumes there is water in the tub. Such malfunctions can ultimately damage the entire washing system.
Signs That You Need Filter Cleaning
- Detergent residue
- Black stains on the washing machine’s rubber seal
- Clothes take longer to dry
- Bad odor
- Lint buildup
Instead of waiting for these signs to appear, make it a point to schedule a regular maintenance schedule with a plumbing company you trust. The interval of checking the washing machine filter mostly depends on how regularly you use the machine and how much load you put on it. The type of clothes you wash also dictates how fast you need the filter checked.
The simple act of cleaning the filters can help keep your washing machine in great condition. At A-1 Total Service Plumbing, you get premium quality services at friendly prices. Let us handle all your washing machine maintenance needs. Contact us now to schedule an appointment!