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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WM2016 Followup

Our LG WM2016 somehow became unleveled, so I called the GeekSquad and had them come over. The technician first showed me how to level the machine myself, and then told me about several issues:
  • Don't use bleach for cleaning the tub. Use dishwasher fluid instead. That gets rid of oil, which bleach doesn't do. Run the machine in "Hot Wash"/Cotton mode. You only have to do it every 2-3 months.
  • Hair tends to accumulate at the bottom of the glass door. You must clean off the hair, or it will eventually cause a door leak.
  • When using detergent, use half of the "1" line on the Tide cup. The machine is a small machine, and using too much detergent would eventually destroy the machine. A 96 load version of the Tide bottle will last 1-2 years.
Wow, I didn't know quite so much about the machine even after reading the manual. I guess the extended warranty/GeekSquad coverage wasn't as much of a waste of money as I expected!

4 comments:

bawa said...

Does it also have a little door at the bottom to clean the filter?? Some makes do, and some don't.

Stuff and fibres accumulate there, and cleaning it every 3-4 months means the spinning can actually do its job better.

My elders have also told me that about detergent: manufacturers tend to set a higher limit, so if your clothes are not very dirty, etc. you can actually get away with a lot less, and feel more ecological for doing so!

Piaw Na said...

Yes, there's a door at the bottom, and I do clean the filter, but it never gets very dirty.

KevinKevin said...

Also you can use a lot less toothpaste and soap than commercials want to make you believe. A 1/2cm length toothpaste is more than enough fluoride and polisher for your mouth. You only need a pinch of shampoo to clean your scalp. Say no to excessive usage!

Yoyo said...

Fun fact: HE laundry detergent is made by diluting normal detergent.