Maintenance Tips

  • Washer Extractors

    • Check the door lock for proper operation on a daily basis.
    • Inspect the water inlet valve hose connections on the back of the machine for leaks daily.
    • Leave the loading door open at the end of each day to allow moisture to evaporate.
  • Tumble Dryers

    • Thoroughly clean the tumbler every year. Have an authorized service representative perform this maintenance.
    • Clean any lint from the lint compartment and screen daily to maintain proper airflow and avoid overheating.
    • Check cylinder daily for foreign objects to avoid damage to clothing and equipment.
    • Remove lint and debris from inside the exhaust duct monthly to maintain proper airflow and avoid overheating.
  • Topload Washers

    • Leave the washer's lid open to allow the inside to dry out after use and avoid musty smells.
    • Check the filter screens in the fill hoses for debris or damage annually. Clean or replace them if necessary.
    • Check all hoses on a monthly basis for any visible signs of deterioration such as cracks, blisters or material wear. Immediately replace any hoses showing these signs.
  • Frontload Washers

    • Leave the loading door open during extended periods of non-use to allow the wash drum to dry out and avoid a musty smell.
    • Check the filter screens in the fill hoses for debris or damage annually. Clean or replace them if necessary.
    • Check all hoses on a monthly basis for any visible signs of deterioration such as cracks, blisters or material wear. Immediately replace any hoses showing these signs.
  • Dryers

    • Thoroughly clean the dryer every year. Have an authorized service representative perform this maintenance.
    • Clean the lint filter before drying each load. The lint filter may be washed if needed. Annually remove lint filter and screw to vacuum the duct under it.
    • Inspect the exhaust duct for lint build-up after one year of service. Clean if necessary. Inspect every one to two years as required thereafter.
    • Inspect the outside weather hood frequently to make sure dampers move freely, dampers are not pushed in and that nothing has been set against them.
  • Stacked Washer/Dryers

    • Leave the loading door open during extended periods of non-use to allow the wash drum to dry out and avoid a musty smell.
    • Check the filter screens in the fill hoses for debris or damage annually. Clean or replace them if necessary.
    • Check all hoses on a monthly basis for any visible signs of deterioration such as cracks, blisters or material wear. Immediately replace any hoses showing these signs.
    • Thoroughly clean the dryer every year. Have an authorized service representative perform this maintenance.
    • Clean the lint filter before drying each load. The lint filter may be washed if needed. Annually remove lint filter and screw to vacuum the duct under it.
    • Inspect the exhaust duct for lint build-up after one year of service. Clean if necessary. Inspect every one to two years as required thereafter.
    • Inspect the outside weather hood frequently to make sure dampers move freely, dampers are not pushed in and that nothing has been set against them.
  • Flatwork Finishers

    • Inspect the area between the thermostat holder and the cylinder daily and clean area if debris is present.
    • Inspect the thermostat holder daily and make sure it is touching the cylinder.
    • After every 200 hours of operation, use clean hands to gently wipe off any debris from the scrapers that guide the linen from the ironing cylinder into the output tray.
  • Barrier Washers

    • Clean the dust filter located below the tub once a day on gas heated models.
    • Clean the soap trays weekly.
    • Every six months, check the hoses for leaks and material wear.
  • Gear Cabinets

    • Keep area around the exhaust opening free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.
    • The interior of the gear cabinet and the exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

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