Washing machine serves the purpose of cleaning and washing our clothes. However, you cannot just put in the clothes and run the machine. Here is a step by step guide on how to wash clothes in washing machines.
There are several things to consider and look out for before washing. Here are the steps you need to follow during washing clothes in the washing machine.
Segregation of the Clothes
Before washing the clothes, it is essential to segregate them. There are two important things to consider while segregating the clothes. One is the material of the cloth, and the other is the colour of the fabric.
It is because all the cloth materials are unable to handle the same water pressure and tumbling. On the other hand, washing different colours at one spin results in staining one colour of the fabric on another.
The Care Tag Instructions
Before washing clothes, always have a look at the care tag that comes attached to your clothes. They instruct you about the cloth material and how it must be washed.
These care tags guide you in the right way on washing the clothes. They even mention the washing technique. Therefore, please read the instructions and follow them accordingly.
The Washing Temperature
There are different fabrics and colours of clothes that need different heat settings during washing. Thus, the washing machine comes with a different temperature setting to wash such clothes.
However, it might vary in automatic or semi-automatic washing machines. Here is a small guide about the required temperature of some fabrics.
The Right Loading
Many washing machines come with a switch or a knob. It selects the right size of the load you are washing in one spin. It has three options of loading- small, medium and large.
For the washing machine filled with one-third load, then it is the small option. For the machine filled with two-third load, then it is the medium option. Opt for the large option when the machine is completely filled.
Note that you must not squish the clothes inside the washing machine for one wash cycle. It might save water and electricity. However, it damages the washing machine. This, in turn, incurs a considerable amount of money.
The washing machine comes with different wash cycles for different clothes.
The Right Washing Liquid
These washing liquids are primarily of three types- bleach, fabric softener, and detergent. Furthermore, there are two possible ways to add these.
You can either put the clothes inside and then add the washing liquid. Else you can fill the machine with water and washing liquid and then the clothes.
Here is how and when you must use these washing liquids.
Detergent: The amount of detergent depends on the load of the washing machine per cycle.
A larger load- A full cup of detergent
A medium load- A two-third cup of detergent
A smaller load- One-third cup of detergent
However, make sure that you follow the instructions of the detergent. There are some more concentrated detergents and some less. Therefore, you must add accordingly.
The Right Dryer Cycle
The dryer cycle has different settings, as well.
Never Put These into a Washing Machine!
Here are some clothes and clothing fabrics which you should try not putting into a washing machine.
To sum up, you must be careful about the clothes before washing so that you do not ruin any cloth. Also, if you are confused with any query, do let us know in the comment box. We would love to assist.
Shirsendu Roy Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of REVIEWCIRCLES. He is Bachelor of Computer Science has experience of 7+ years in Web Development, Technology Blogging, Review Video Production. His passion for solving problems shifted him to consumer electronics sector and led to form this platform to influence consumer to take proper purchasing decision.