Tips on Washing Machine Maintenance

Washing Machine Use and Care

Advice on taking care of your washer

Maytag Washer

There are lots of great choices out there when it comes time to buy a new washer.

  1. Traditional top load agitator-type washers are an economical choice.
  2. High Efficiency front load washers are enormously popular, and
  3. For consumers who still prefer top load machines but want the advantages of a front load, the new High Efficiency top load washers are perfect.

Arizona Wholesale Supply carries most of the major washer brands:

  • Whirlpool
  • Maytag
  • Electrolux
  • Frigidaire
  • Samsung
  • Bosch

No matter what you choose, your new washer will need proper care. We recently wrote about cleaning your washer. Click on the link below to go to the article:

Cleaning your high efficiency washing machine

Now, we've got some advice on washer maintenance, as well as a few tips on how to prepare your washer if you leave for the summer (or winter). Here's a brief (2 1/2 minute) video that covers the essentials.


We've produced additional videos on:

  • Care and maintenance of your dishwasher
  • Dishwasher detergents, additives, and rinse aid
  • Choosing a water softener
  • Salt in your water softener
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Cleaning your high efficiency washing machine
  • Washing machine maintenance

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Cleaning your range and oven.

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Cleaning your High Efficiency Washing Machine

How to clean your HE Front Load or Top Loading Washer

High Efficiency, HE, washers continue to grow in popularity, and now are estimated to exceed 50% of the U.S. market for washing machines. The growth has been aided by the introduction of High Efficiency top loading washers so that consumers can now get high efficiency in either a top load or a front loading machine.

Water and energy savings over the expected life of the washing machine can usually justify the higher cost of HE washers. HE washers use far less water than the non HE agitator type washers. Consumers do need to adapt, however. These machines don't flush nearly as much water through the washer, and they can leave a detergent residue in the outer tub. If they're not cleaned regularly, mold and mildew can become a problem.

To find out more about cleaning your HE front load or top loading washer watch the short video below from Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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10 Appliance Care Tips for the New Year

Kick off a New Year for your appliances

Here are ten free or low cost tips for regular maintenance of your appliances. Make a New Years resolution to take care of these things today. You won't regret it.

1. Change the water filter on your refrigerator. If your refrigerator model comes with a water filter, it needs to be replaced (depending on the model) either every 6 months or yearly. If you have an in-line cartridge behind the refrigerator it also needs periodic replacement. If these cartridges haven't been replaced in the past year or if you just don't remember, January is a good time to take care of this.

2. Clean your dryer lint filter. Manufacturers recommend the filter should cleaned after each use. If it's been ignored there is no better time than during a New Year checkup to take care of this, and start a good habit of regularly cleaning the lint filter.

3. Check the temperature of your refrigerator. Doesn't cost you anything, but now is a great time that set or re-set the temperature in your refrigerator to 38 degrees fahrenheit, and 0 degrees in the freezer.

4. Calibrate your oven. Use an oven thermometer to check the interior temperature of your oven at common settings. Adjust your settings according to the oven directions.

5. Clean under your range. The lower drawer is probably removable. Dusting under and behind the oven annually is a great idea.

6. Clean your dishwasher filter. If your dishwasher has a filter cup, it should be cleaned monthly. If you haven't been doing this, you should start now.

7. Clean out behind your refrigerator. Slide out your refrigerator and thoroughly clean behind the refrigerator.

8. While you are at it, clean the refrigerator coils. If the coils are not the self-cleaning type, you should also use the furniture attachment on your vac or a brush to clean the refrigerator coils.

9. Clean your “self-cleaning” oven. Empty the oven *including the racks. Follow the manufacturer directions for self-cleaning. The oven will lock, and the cleaning cycle will normally take 2-4 hours. After the cycle is completed and the oven cool, you should be able to brush out the inside of the oven. *There are 1 or 2 oven brands with porcelain racks that do not have to be removed during self-cleaning.

10. Clean your dryer duct. A dryer duct clogged with lint can be a fire hazard.

When it comes time to replace any of your tired appliances, make a resolution to visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company.

Arizona Wholesale Supply

Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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