5 Quick tips to maximise the life of commercial laundry equipment

Nov 20, 2023

How can you extend the life of your commercial washing machines and dryers?

Our laundry machines stand out as the most robust commercial laundry equipment, designed for enduring performance. While it may sound like typical marketing rhetoric, Speed Queen products consistently prove their exceptional longevity. A prime example is a washer in Melbourne that faithfully operated from 1979 to 2018, showcasing the durability of our machines. While we can’t guarantee every machine will last for decades right out of the box, you can maximize a machines lifespan with straightforward maintenance. Beyond simply extending their longevity, well-maintained machines experience less downtime and lower overall service costs.

Here are 5 quick tips:

1. Inspect Your Hoses

Thoroughly examine both the inlet and outlet hoses for leaks, tears, or debris. This proactive approach minimizes the risk of water loss, contributing to reduced utility costs. Additionally, regularly check and clean the filters attached to each hose to ensure efficient water flow in and out of the machine.

2. Eliminate Dirt and Soap Residue

Maintain cleanliness both inside and outside the machine. Not only does this enhance the visual appeal, but it also mitigates the risk of pollutants or grit causing damage. Regular cleaning prevents the development of unpleasant odours and avoids accidental soiling of clothing due to misplaced dirt or residue.

3. Clear Lint and Debris From The Exhaust

Lint and debris can accumulate in the exhaust duct of your dryer, posing a potential overheating or fire hazard. Perform this task at least monthly, but more frequent cleaning significantly enhances the lifespan of your commercial dryer.

4. Clean The Space Between The Door and Drum

In most washers, it’s crucial to clean the gasket between the drum and door to maintain a watertight seal. Detecting and addressing leaks promptly is essential for preventing inconvenience. Regularly monitor the health of your machine’s seals to avoid the hassles of a leaky washer.

5. Inspect Internal Belts and Components

The failure of critical internal components like belts can lead to extended periods of machine inactivity for repairs. Prioritize regular checks on these parts to ensure uninterrupted operation. Examine belts for cracks or rips between two to four times a year, with a typical replacement interval of every two years.

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