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|Washing Machine and Dryer Maintenance||
|Washers and dryers require regular maintenance to ensure they operate properly and safely. With washing machine maintenance, the best thing you can do is check the rubber hoses from time to time for any sign of wear and tear. Often, small blisters or cracks develop in the rubber, which can rupture and lead to flooding and severe water damage to your home. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the hoses every five years, whether it's needed or not. If your hoses are more than five years old, it's probably a good idea to call in an appliance repairman to come and switch the old hoses out.
Other washing machine maintenance chores are more spot repairs than preventative measures. Motors, switches, pulleys, timers, agitators, and a host of other parts will wear out over time. Calling in an appliance repairman to fix these washing machine maintenance problems is your best bet, especially if you need to get your washer and dryer up and running as quickly as possible, which is usually the case.
When it comes to the dryer half of your washer and dryer setup, the main thing is keeping it clean of lint and making sure your unit is well-vented. Always install aluminum or metal venting hose, never plastic, to reduce fire hazard, and have your dryer vent hose cleaned out once a year to remove lint buildup.