In most homesteads, home based appliances are meant to ease up on clumsy chores like laundry and cleaning. Washing machines and dryers can save you considerable amounts of time compared to traditional means of executing household tasks. Washing machines are dryers that should be efficiently handled to enable them perform without hitches.
However, there is a high occurrence of malfunction due to mishandling and sometimes letting inappropriate instruments and items into the machines. There are a good number of objects that should not be cleaned due to their effects on these appliances. Some of these items once allowed into these domestic devices can cause grave damage.
Most people love adorning metal and steel ornaments and other miniature metal objects like pins, broken zips or safety clips which are at times left behind in garment pockets. Once they come in contact with critical washer parts, they may end up causing electric faults. It is advisable to screen all clothes for such before putting them in the washer.
Items that are home dyed like leather or ordinary fabrics should be cleaned separately. This will prevent staining especially if the dye in question happens to come off easily. This also applies to special apparel that may end up staining the inner hood of your washer.
Another cause of washer damage is welcomed about by cleaning clothes with loose fitting embellishments like beads or large buckles. Additional fittings like chains or decorative pieces may scratch the machines interior. Beads and synthetic rubber on clothes is likely to tamper with the free movement of the agitator arm. Should some of these adornments fall off they could cause obstruction in the drainage tubes.
Wax based product like candles, children playthings like plasticine or crayons which find their way into the dryer may liquefy due to extreme heat leaving behind a clumsy mess not only on the dryer but on your clothes too. Sharp objects like needles or small blades can potentially spoil the washer and leave gashes which later trigger breakage or malfunction.
Stuffed toys with a lot of fur should be cleaned separately to avoid clogging the drainage pipes with fur. At the same time any item that contains fiberglass should not be cleaned in the washer due to the possibility of transferring fiber grits to clothes or into the washers system which might trigger additional breakdown.
Overall, there is a paramount need to operate household appliances like washers with great care. This keeps the machine from possible break while while ensuring a longer lifespan. The washer being a sensitive appliance should only handle recommended items. Risking some of the above mentioned items will give off poor results and breakdown which keeps one going for extra repair expenses and temporary loss.