Washer’s Flooding? Here’s What To Do!

It is not uncommon to have a flooding or an over-sudsing washing machine. The reason as to why your washing machine may be malfunctioning could be due to a number of varying reasons.

The amount of detergent needed to clean your clothes is dependent upon whether or not your water is on the softer side or the harder side. Typically, soft water requires less detergent than hard water. Hard water usually requires more laundry detergent to clean your clothes well. If you have soft water and use a lot of detergent, this could be the reason as to why your washing machine is flooding/over-sudsing.

Another reason as to why your washing machine may be flooding/over-sudsing could be due to oxygenated bleach. Using oxygenated bleach can contribute to over-sudsing over time because it can leave a soapy residue that can build up over time.

If your washing machine is over-sudsing, advance the timer on your washing machine to the final spin cycle, and rewash your clothing without adding any laundry detergent. Repeat this process until the wash and rinse water is clear. This helps to reduce and eventually get rid of the excess suds in your washing machine.

In order to prevent your washing machine from over-sudsing, you can pre-treat your clothing. Pre-treating clothing helps to reduce the amount of laundry detergent used in order to clean your clothing well. If your clothing is pre-treated, you will not only be using much less laundry detergent which reduces the risk of over-sudsing, but you will also be extending the life of your washing machine by many years.

In order to make sure your washing machine is not at risk for flooding/over-sudsing, only load the washing machine up until the maximum line, adjust the amount of detergent needed based on how soft or hard your water is, do not use too much oxygenated bleach, and check up on your washing machine regularly to make sure there is no residue that could potentially build up over time.

We Can Help!

If your washing machine is flooding/over-sudsing, we can help! At Expert Appliance Repair Orange County, we can help you identify the reason as to why your washing machine is flooding/over-sudsing and we can fix it if you need us to.

If you have a malfunctioning washing machine and are looking for the best repairment service with the lowest costs, give us a call at (949) 428-1950 today!

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