A Guide How to Clean and Maintain Your Washing Machine

A Guide How to Clean and Maintain Your Washing Machine - Japan Electronics

A Guide How to Clean and Maintain Your Washing Machine

In most homes, washing machines are one of the most frequently used appliances. Not only is it a crucial part of your laundry, it also saves time and energy, and it’s also an essential product for keeping your clothes clean and free from stains. The lifespan of your machine can be extended if you are careful and take care of it.


Your washing machine's life can be extended if you clean and maintain it. Following these simple tips to keep your machine running smoothly: 

  • Wash all the clothes in the load using hot water.
  • Before starting the wash cycle, check the water temperature and adjust as necessary.
  • Rinse all the clothes in the washer before putting them in the dryer for the best results. As a result, drying time will be reduced, and energy will be saved.
  • Refrain from mixing different clothes (e.g. towels and delicate items).
  • Use the recommended amount of detergent and avoid overloading the machine.

Types of Washing Machines

  1. Top Load

  2. Front Load

  3. Combo (Washer-Dryer)

  4. Semi-Automatic

  5. Fully Automatic

Top Load

It is the traditional washing machine where clothes are loaded and washed from the top. They typically have a central agitator that helps to clean the clothes. A top-loading machine usually has a larger capacity and is easier to use than a front-loading one.

Front Load

Front-load are washing machines in which clothes are loaded and washed from the front of the machine. They are more energy and water-efficient than top-loaders, and their drums are typically more giant.

They use a drum rotation mechanism instead of an agitator to clean clothes and can handle larger loads. Also often have a faster spin speed to remove more water from clothes, leading to quicker drying times.

Combo (Washer-Dryer)

A combo washer-dryer is a 2-in-1 appliance that combines a washing machine and clothes dryer in one unit. They are convenient for limited space, as they take up less room than a separate washing machine and dryer.

 They are typically smaller in size and capacity than separate units and have a combined cycle time for washing and drying clothes. However, they may have fewer features or options than separate units and can take longer to complete an entire wash-and-dry cycle.


Semi-automatic are a type of washing machine that requires manual intervention for certain parts of the washing process. They have two separate tubs, one for washing and another for rinsing and spinning. After the wash cycle, the clothes must be transferred to the second tub for rinsing and spinning. This is generally less expensive and requires less water and energy than fully automatic machines. Although they are more convenient to use, they are more time-consuming when washing.

Fully Automatic

Fully automatic are washing machines that complete the entire wash cycle automatically without any manual intervention. They have a single drum that performs all the functions, including washing, rinsing, and spinning.

They are convenient to use and have a shorter wash cycle time than semi-automatic. Additionally, some models have a built-in dryer, along with a variety of wash programs. Fully automatic machines are more expensive and use more water and energy than semi-automatic machines.


In conclusion, here are a few tips to help keep your washing machine in good condition and running for longer:

  • Check the water level regularly and top it off if needed.
  • Remove dirt, and other debris from the machine's interior regularly.
  • Don't overload the machine.
  • Put away bulky items like towels in a wash bag instead.

Automatic Washing Machine, Washing Machines with twin tubs, and Semi-automatic Washing Machine from different well-known brands are available at Japan Electronics.


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