Good commercial washing machines are built to last, but even the best washing machine needs regular care and maintenance to keep it clean, working efficiently and avoid breakdowns. So what should you do to look after your commercial washing machine and extend the life of it?

1. Follow The User Guide

As simple as it sounds! The instruction manual has lots of important and helpful information specific to the machine and using this will help keep it in the best condition.

2. Do Not Overload The Washing Machine

This causes the machine to go out of balance and can lead to expensive repairs or even a new machine being required.

3. Run a Hot Cycle With No Clothes or Detergent in

Run the washer on a hot cycle once a week to help keep the machine clean. Your machine may have a special ‘maintenance’ cycle for this.

4. Protect The Seals

Do not pull all the laundry out in one go as this can tear the seals.

5. Wipe Down Regularly

Cleaning the machine inside and outside each day will help get rid of bacteria, stains and dirt.

 6. Clean The Soap Drawers

To avoid blockages, to keep it efficient and hygienic, and avoid trapping odours.

 7. Leave the Door Ajar

Do this when the wash is finished to get air in to cool down and reduce the build up of bacteria.

 8. Contact JTM Service

If there are errors, report it to JTM Service who can advise the best course of action.

 9. Planned Preventative Maintenance

Regular maintenance from your specialist commercial laundry support company ensures your machine stays in the best possible condition, reducing breakdowns and saving cost.

 10. Keep An Issue Log

If you have an intermittent fault, keep a log and this will help the engineer speed up the problem resolution.

At JTM Service we have 40 years’ experience providing support to businesses including Care Homes, Hospitals, Housing, Education, Construction and FM, Animal Care, Sports & Leisure, Hotels and Hospitality. If you have found these 10 Tips useful and would like more information or support on keeping your commercial washing machine in the best possible condition, please get in touch at or call 0113 2572221.

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