Your washing machine does a lot of hard work—so much so that a broken washing machine can cause a major interruption to your day-to-day routine in Reno. One way to help prevent a broken washing machine is to flush it from time to time. Even if you’ve never maintained an appliance before, these tips from Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical can help make it easy to flush your washing machine.
Turn Off and Disconnect
Before you can flush your washing machine, you need to turn off the water supply and disconnect the hoses. If it’s been a while since you last serviced your washing machine, removing the hoses could be challenging. Just use a quality pair of plumbing pliers, and you’ll eventually get the hoses free. Make sure to have a towel on the floor to catch any water that drains out of the hoses.
Once the hoses are off, it’s time to clean the buildup on the water inlets on the back of the washer. Most washers have small removable screens that act as filters for larger debris. You can remove these screens and wash them using high-pressure water. While the screens are off, make sure that there isn’t any buildup in the inlets that needs to be removed. After the screens are clean, you can place them back in the inlets.
At this point, you can re-attach the hoses to the washer. However, if your hoses are older than five years, Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical recommends replacing the hoses with new ones. This helps prevent leaks from the hoses due to cracking that comes naturally with age. After turning the water back on, you can run a quick cycle on your washer to ensure it’s operating normally.
Your Appliance Care Pros
At Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical, we are proud to help make our customers’ lives easier by taking care of their appliances. We can also perform air conditioner maintenance, furnace replacement, plumbing repair, water heater installation, and more. In business for over 20 years, we take pride in our ability to serve our customers with excellence, which is one reason why we consistently receive five-star reviews. To learn more about washing machine maintenance, contact us at Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical today.