Washer and Dryer

It’s normal for all essential appliances to deteriorate over time due to wear and tear, especially with continuous usage and if you don’t have proper care for them. 

Doing laundry sounds like a simple job. You simply throw the dirty laundry in the washer, pour in some detergent and softener, change the settings, and press the start button. But did you know there are many common things we all do while doing laundry that are damaging our washers? In this article, your appliance care experts at Most Honest Appliance Repair are here to share common mistakes to save you from an expensive washer repair in the future.

Overloading or Overstuffing

We understand! Piles of laundry are never-ending, and it can seem very convenient to pack your washer to its max to limit the loads of laundry you have to do. But sadly, you don’t have to overstuff it! Wet clothes are heavy, and the extra weight can damage the motor parts. Not to mention, a full-packed washer makes it difficult for the detergent to reach all of your clothes, so not all of your clothes will get clean!


Although you believe that the more detergent you use for washing, the cleaner your clothes would be. But it is not! Too much laundry detergent can contribute to the build-up of soap scum and mold, which can make your clothes smell and leave your clothes with dark spots.


Be sure to thoroughly check all of the pockets before tossing them in the washer. If coins or other metal objects get spun around your washer, they will repeatedly hit against the drum and glass door with hard force. Torn or pulled clothing is caused by damage to the inner drum, and damage to the outer drum may lead to leaks.


While it’s hard to avoid washing clothes with zippers, there are measures you can take before washing. These mavericks can get caught in the drum and scratch the door, which may eventually lead to the glass panel exploding. Pull the zipper slips up before tossing the clothes into the machine. 

Washing Lingerie Without A Wash Bag

Lingerie has many hooks and wires that can cause damage, both the inside of your washer and your clothes. These wires can also get loose and become trapped in your machine’s vents and drain parts, which will lead to draining issues and other washer problems.

Without Proper Maintenance

Yes, stop ignoring your washer, as they also need to be cleaned too. Your washer is one of the potential breeding grounds for all kinds of germs, bacteria, and molds that are detrimental to your health. Build up of these unwanted and harmful microbes can cause your clothes to smell. It will also cause your machine to work inefficiently.

We hope these appliance care tips help work your washer efficiently and prolong its useful life! If you have any questions or need the best washer repair in town, contact Most Honest Appliance Repair today! We are happy to be of service taking care of your appliance repair needs.