How to Care For LG"s Steam Front Loading Washer

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You just bought your new front loading washer. If you are like me, I had to go buy the matching dryer a week later. If you paid as much for yours as I did mine, you will want to take excellent care of it. Not too much involved but, it is very important.

Things You'll Need

  • Front Loading Washer
  • Drain cup
  • Damp Cloth
  • Dry Cloth
  • Bleach
  • After each load, get a damp cloth and go around the whole perimeter of the rubber seal inside your machine. You must peel back the rubber, and clean all around the surface. You want to dry it out and get any hair, or debris out of there.

  • You also want to wipe off the interior doors moisture of any kind. Moisture will damage the rubber seal, so you must keep this as dry as possible. I also treat the seal with a little belt dressing oil, or a very mild non-detergent oil.

  • Next you want to clean out the filter for the pump valve, this is a great addition to prolong your washer as well. Open the little door, you will see a drain tube, so get a coffee can or something that will hold a good pint of water. Next, will unscrew the black filter, and rinse out whatever is in there.

  • Get a coffee can or something that will hold a good pint of water. Next, will unscrew the black filter, and rinse out whatever is in there.

  • Finally after about 10-12 washing cycles, it is good to do a "Tub Clean", that is a setting on most of these washers, mine is an LG. But you just fill the bleach reservoir, and run the tub clean. This will really keep your Washing Machine in good shape for years to come.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you wipe down the exterior of your appliances as well, Dust can interfere with the controls.
  • Don't leave wet clothes in your dryer if you can help it. Not only will your clothes smell, but your are keeping unwanted moisture in the tub.

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