In our last blog post, Omega Force Services, the best appliance repair shop in the Twin Cities, discussed the importance of dryer maintenance and some of the reasons you want to keep your dryer in tip-top shape. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why you need to keep your washing machine maintained.


  • Safety. Although your washer poses less of a fire risk than your dryer due to the fact it doesn’t use heat (except through hot water), your washer can still pose a safety hazard. By keeping your washer free from moisture build up, you can prevent the growth of mold, which can be dangerous to your health. Omega Force Services in the Twin Cities recommends drying the washer’s door and gaskets after every use, as well as making sure your washer’s lid is left open after every use to prevent any moisture build up. Furthermore, by removing your washed clothes promptly from the washer and into the dryer, you’ll prevent mold or mildew buildup as well.
  • Longevity. Washers aren’t exactly cheap, and by maintaining your washer, you’ll prolong its life. One thing you can do to promote your washer’s longevity is to only use the recommended laundry detergent for your make and model of washing machine. You can actually cause damage if you use the wrong detergent, so make sure you know which ones to use and why. By preventing clogs by cleaning your drain-pump filter on your front-loading washers and by cleaning your rubber gaskets on a regular basis, you’ll help promote the health of your washer.
  • Prevent damage to your home. If you’ve ever had a washing machine spew out water due to a leaky or loose hose, or a bulge or a crack, then you know how quickly that water can damage the rest of your home. The water can seep into your floor and fall onto the lower levels of your home if your washer and dryer are on upper floors, leading to expensive water damage repairs. Furthermore, by keeping your washing machine on level ground, it won’t move during the spin cycle, which protects your floors from dents and scratches. By replacing the rubber washing machine hoses with braided-metal ones, you’ll increase the strength of these hoses that carry water, which will help to reduce the risk of them bursting.
  • Clean smelling clothes. No one likes a musty smell, and if you wear clothes that weren’t exactly washed correctly, you won’t create the best first impression with strangers. Your laundry detergent can leave behind soap residue, minerals, and chemicals, which then creates a place for bacteria to grow. This bacteria can infiltrate the small parts of your washer and clog it, causing your water to not get as hot and your future detergent use to be less effective. This film can also trap odors, which will transfer onto your clothes, causing wrinkled noses wherever you go. Omega Force Services in the Twin Cities recommends cleaning your washer with safe chemicals, such as baking soda and white vinegar for optimal results. If your washer has a self-cleaning cycle, run that as well regularly.


We’ve probably all been there at some point in our lives — having to hand wash an article of clothing because our washing machine decided it needed a vacation. In some ways, a washing machine is more important than a dryer. After all, it’s a lot less work to hang your clothes on a clothesline than it is to hand wash clothes.

Omega Force Services in the Twin Cities is there to help you get your dryer up and running once again. We offer the best washer and dryer repair that is quick, efficient, and affordable, so you don’t have to worry when your dog, cat, or kid has the flu. We offer a quick turnaround time, often with the same day service.

Omega Force Services offers repairs on all of your appliances, including washers, dryers, dishwasher, microwave ovens, refrigerator repair, and oven repair. We exist to help make your life easier through our stellar appliance repair services and our desire to go above and beyond in all that we do. When you need appliance repair in the Twin Cities area, contact us today to get started!