How to avoid causing damage to your commercial washer or dryer

Oct 5, 2023

Speed Queen Commercial Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers: Tough but Not Invincible

Speed Queen Commercial Washers and Dryers are renowned for their robustness, but they require careful handling to maintain their longevity. Despite their sturdy build, these machines are not impossible to damage, especially when subjected to improper usage. Here are some obvious, and not so obvious things to look out for, so your Speed Queen can live a long, happy life. 

Don’t Overload Your Machine

One of the common mistakes users make is overloading their machine. Exceeding the recommended capacity puts excessive stress on the internal components such as the motor and belt. Additionally, in top-load washers, setting the water level too low can cause the load to drag on the agitator, straining the drive components. Regularly check the load size and water levels to ensure optimal performance.

Beware Of Underloading

On the flip side, underloading the machine can also be problematic, especially for front-load washers. When the drum doesn’t have enough laundry to balance its rotation, it can lead to uneven stress on the bearings and drum, causing premature wear and tear.

Prioritize Maintenance

Regular maintenance is vital for the health of your machines. Clean filters, hoses, and internal components to prevent the accumulation of dirt, soap, or grime, which can cause issues. Additionally, inspect for chemical leaks as these can corrode even stainless steel parts. Neglecting maintenance can significantly shorten the lifespan of your laundry equipment.

Proper Installation Matters

Installing the machines correctly is crucial. Placing a Hard-Mount machine on an unsuitable surface, especially on higher floors, can result in severe damage during operation. Proper installation ensures smooth operation and prevents structural damage to your building.

Adhere To Usage Guidelines

Finally, always use the machines as intended. Avoid putting items with heavy or sharp elements, like horse blankets with buckles, into the machines. Such items can dent the drum or damage sensitive internal components. Following the usage guidelines protects your machines from unnecessary wear and tear.

By being mindful of these factors and incorporating them into your laundry routine, you can ensure that your Speed Queen Commercial Washers and Dryers continue to deliver reliable performance for years, saving you both time and money in the long run.

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