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Washing Machine Care

It’s easy to think choosing the right detergent will guarantee the cleanest clothes – but even the best detergent won’t work well in a dirty machine! 

Get the best from your washes by learning the basics of washing machine care and maintenance. It’s easier than you think.

Caring for your washing machine

First things first, you need to know how to clean washing machines to ensure the best results from your wash. Simply run the machine on empty using a hotter wash temperature than normal. Use a dose of OMO detergent to help banish those washing machine smells.

How to use a washing machine all depends on what type you have. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you’re using yours correctly to avoid any mishaps that could lead to breakages or damage.

Over- or under-loading your washing machine can affect the wash quality, so make sure you know how much is enough. Not sure how to use front load washing machines or top loaders? Read the manufacturer’s instructions to get the most out of your washing machine, every wash.

Where you put laundry detergent in your washing machine depends on the type you have. All OMO detergents give instructions on the packaging, but as a general rule washing powders and liquids go in the dispenser while capsules and liquids in the stain eraser ball go in the drum with your clothes.

Washing machine care requires more than just an occasional clean. You also need to be able to maintain and repair small parts if necessary. If in doubt, always consult a professional to help you avoid causing more damage. It’s worth it in the end.