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Kitchenaid Washer Major Issues

Kitchenaid Washer Poor Cleaning Performance

If your KitchenAid washer is exhibiting poor cleaning performance, leaving your laundry less than satisfactory, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you troubleshoot the issue:

1. Loading Issues:

Overloading the washer or improperly loading clothes can impact cleaning efficiency. Ensure you’re not overloading the washer and distribute clothes evenly. Avoid packing clothes tightly to allow proper water circulation.

2. Water Temperature:

Inadequate water temperature may result in poor cleaning. Check that your water heater is set to the recommended temperature for optimal cleaning performance (usually between 120-140°F or 49-60°C).

3. Detergent Amount:

Using too much or too little detergent can affect cleaning results. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on detergent usage. Adjust the amount based on the load size and soil level.

4. Detergent Type:

Using the wrong detergent or one not designed for high-efficiency (HE) washers. Use HE detergent specifically formulated for front-loading washers. Non-HE detergents can create excessive suds and impact cleaning.

5. Clogged Dispenser or Hoses:

Detergent or fabric softener dispenser, as well as inlet hoses, may be clogged. Clean the dispenser compartments regularly. Check and clean the inlet hoses for any blockages.

6. Maintenance Wash:

Accumulation of residue and detergent scum over time. Run an empty cycle with hot water and vinegar or a commercial washing machine cleaner to remove built-up residue.

7. Water Inlet Valve:

Faulty water inlet valve affecting water flow. Inspect the water inlet valve for any clogs or damage. Replace the valve if necessary.

8. Washer Drum Cleanliness:

Dirty drum or tub can transfer grime to clothes. Wipe down the drum regularly and check for any foreign objects. Run a clean cycle with vinegar or a washer cleaner.

If the issue persists after performing these troubleshooting steps, it’s recommended to consult with professionals, like those at Appliance Repair Los Angeles, for a thorough examination and resolution of the problem.

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