Do your clothes look even dirtier after they’ve been washed? Do you have a residue or film on the inside of your washing machine? Over time, your washing machine can develop the buildup of residue, soap scum, and mineral deposits, which can significantly affect the quality of your washer, as well as the proper operation of your washer. They must be kept clean to help keep them in good working order. All-Pro Appliance Repair is here to help. For washer machine repair and maintenance in Washington, DC, call us today.

The residue in your washing machine may be the result of several different causes, or a combination thereof. It’s important to schedule a professional consultation in order to ensure that your washing machine doesn’t undergo any unnecessary wear and tear as a result. Let’s take a look at some of the problems:

  • Detergent residue. Depending on the age of your washer and how much you use it, detergent and fabric softener can leave a residue on the inside of the machine. This may be caused by over-use of detergent, or infrequent cleaning and maintenance. Routine cleaning and maintenance typically takes care of this, but it could also indicate that your washer is not draining properly.
  • Dirt and Debris. Over time, food stains and crumbs, as well as other materials left on clothing, can start to impact the cleanliness of your washer. While your washer typically removes most of this debris by dissolving it in hot water, occasionally this can leave a residue. While this is often cleared up by periodic cleaning, it may indicate that your washing machine has become less efficient and may need a tune-up or replacement if the condition is bad enough.
  • Lime scale. If you have hard water in your home, that residue in your washer may be the result of lime scale buildup, which is typically the calcium and magnesium bicarbonate buildup. This can not only be irritating when you’re trying to clean your clothes, but it can also damage components of your system and plumbing.

If your washing machine has become less efficient or you find yourself constantly cleaning it, it may be time to call for professional repair. While part of general wear and tear, frequent and excessive residue may be a warning sign that your washing machine is at risk of breaking down. For more information, call All-Pro Appliance Repair in Washington, DC today.