Pros and Cons of Front Loading Washing Machines

Did you know that the average American family washes 400 loads of laundry each year? If you are a washing machine owner, consider the pros and cons of front-loading washing machines.

Pros of Front Loading Washing Machines

Front-loading washing machines become more popular every year. Because of their improved design they generally require less time from appliance repair technicians in NYC.

Most of them bear the Energy Star label, meaning that they significantly cut energy and water costs for the user. These front-loading washing machines are super because they use less water, as the water level does not have to fill to the top like in a conventional machine.

Aside from paying for a smaller bill, other benefits of front-loading washing machines include greater cleaning capabilities, an easier way to add detergent and an interior that is much easier to clean.

While there are many great benefits to front-loading washing machines, there are some appliance repair cons that come with them as well.

Cons on Front Loading Washing Machines

One problem with front-loading machines is that mold or mildew can get caught inside or around the rubber “boots” (rubber gasket) located around the door. This mold can create a bad smell, which is on one of the biggest complaints from those who own this sort of machine, such as a Maytag washing machine, Neptune washing machine, and Whirlpool Elite washing machine.

One thing that the Appliance Doctor recommends that you do to prevent this smell is to dry the boot with a towel after you’ve finished doing your laundry for the day. Currently, the Whirlpool Elite Washing machine offers a “Fan Fresh” option that will circulate air after a cycle to dry out the boot so you wont have to.

Another con is that front-loading washing machines are generally more expensive than top loaders. You don’t want to risk breaking such an expensive machine by trying to fix it yourself. The Appliance Doctor technicians have received the proper training to clean the rubber boot and preform a front-loading washing machine repair. You should leave it to a professional appliance repair technicians in NYC to take the care necessary to ensure the machine’s integrity and to spare you the expensive of replacing the boot. After, the repair is complete; the customer is advised to use an “Affresh” tablet regularly to abate this problem.

If your washing machine is not draining properly, stops mid-cycle, or if the detergent dispenser is broken, our appliance repair technicians can make a house call within a few hours to fix the problem. The Appliance Doctor is one of the best appliance repair technicians in NYC.

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