We’ve put together this handy guide to help you get to grips with your new machine. Whether it’s your first or third model, you’ll understand all the settings and how to get the best out of it.
How much you can put in your washing machine will depend on the size of your drum. For example, a standard 7kg drum can fit about 10 towels in. You’ll want to separate the loads into clothes, towels and bedding. And, it goes without saying, you should always separate clothes into whites, light colours and dark colours. Check out our video for more top tips on how to properly load your machine.
Washing machines tend to have a lot of buttons, and it can be tricky figuring out what they all do. Our quick video will run you through some of the most common washing machine settings, what they do and how you use them.
There’s a lot of options to clean your clothes with. But what do you do with them and where do they go?
We always recommend checking the product you’re using and your washing machine’s manual before you wash. Find out more about detergents and how to use them in our short video.
It’s important to give your machine a little love and care from time to time. A lot of models will have a maintenance wash setting, so make a habit of running this once a month to keep your machine in tip top shape. If yours doesn’t have this then run an empty wash on the highest temperature and that should do the job. You’ll also want to keep the compartments clean to stop any unwanted smells creeping in. Find out some more top tips in our short video.
Both liquid and powder detergent tend to be equally as good. Some manufacturers will say that liquid or gel is better for lower temperatures and powder is better for higher temperatures.
For the best results, follow the instructions that come with the detergent, liquid or powder.
This all depends on personal preference. Manufacturers normally recommend non-bio detergent for people with sensitive skin or for babies.
This can vary from model to model. Check your instruction manual.
It depends what you prefer. You can check your instruction manual for your manufacturer’s recommendation.
You can sometimes add extra spins to your cycle, check out your manual for the best advice.
This can differ from model to model, so it’s best to check your instruction manual.