It's that time of year again when you need to winterize the washing machine. Although not required to do this, it really helps to prolong the life of the laundry equipment. Instead, purchase a replacement soon, you would want to use your existing washing longer maintain it properly.
It should winterize the washer when it is installed in the basement or in the garage. The temperature in these areas of the house is generally not controllable. Moreover, the tap water may contain hard minerals can cause mineral build up in the pipes or hoses of the machine.
Without further ado, here are the simple steps on how to winterize your washing machine
Step 1. Don protective equipment like gloves. This prevents damage to the hands of chemicals. If you are sensitive to chemicals, wear rubber gloves.
Step 2: Turn off the washing machine and choose a quick rinse hot water temperature. It can only run the washing a half minutes, just enough so that the water runs through the machine.
Step 3: Turn off the faucet or water source to the machine. This will cut off the water supply.
Step 4: Remove the water pipes. Make sure you have an empty bucket or a specific absorbent towel to catch any excess water that is dripping with water hoses. Remove excess water.
Step 5: You have to create the warming solution. Try Propylene glycol solution. This is often used as an anti-freeze solution RVS. Measure and pour a liter of solution in the washing drum.
Step 6: Turn off the machine and select the drain and spin. No need for water supply. You just let the propylene glycol solution within the system to run the machine.
Step 7: Once the machine has passed the glycol solution, clean the filter element and the openings of the machine. Rinse the filter with soap and water to remove debris and build or mineral.
Step 8: When you are done cleaning the filter, attach the hose to the tap. Do not attach the hose to the back of the machine yet.
Step 9: Open the tap and let the water wash the inner tube.
Step 10: After cleaning, connect the hoses to the rear of the machine.
Step 11: Run an empty water cycle and add a cup of laundry detergent. Let me wash the inside of the machine.