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Common Mistakes Washing Machine Owners Make

The washing machine is undoubtedly one of our homes’ most convenient and time-saving appliances. It has revolutionised how we do laundry, making the task much more manageable. However, even with this modern marvel at our disposal, there are common mistakes that many washing machine owners inadvertently make. 

In this blog, we’ll explore these blunders and provide valuable insights to help prolong your washing machine’s life and ensure your laundry routine runs smoothly.

  1. Overloading the Machine

Mistake: Stuffing the washing machine with more clothes than it can handle might seem efficient, but it can lead to poor cleaning and strain on the machine’s components.

Solution: Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for load capacity. Overloading affects cleaning quality and can damage the drum and motor over time. The weight also causes stress to the drum and can throw it out of alignment. Distribute clothes evenly and leave enough space for thorough cleaning. If your washing machine needs repair or its service is due, you can book a repair request at OneDios within 60 seconds.

  1. Ignoring Maintenance

Mistake: Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to foul odours, mould growth, and reduced washing efficiency. Ignoring minor problems can become serious and impact your washing machine’s lifespan. Forgetting to check the hose for leakage and cracks can lead to water wastage and harm the machine’s body.

Solution: Clean the lint filter after every wash and periodically check for residues around the drum and seals. Run an empty cycle with vinegar or a washing machine cleaner to prevent mould and keep the machine smelling fresh. Check the hoses for leakages and cracks for optimal washing machine functioning. Lint and dirt can clog the outlet water hose. Call a professional to do the job of repairing and replacing hoses. Download the OneDios app or book an appointment online for washing machine service or repair. Our technicians from OneDios are just six clicks away.

  1. Using Too Much Detergent

Mistake: Pouring excess detergent, thinking it will lead to cleaner clothes, is counterproductive. Too much detergent can create excessive suds that might not rinse off properly, requiring another cycle to clean, thus increasing energy bills. Also, it can harm the washing machine’s drum and lead to blockages. OneDios app is a one-stop shop for all your service, complaints, repair, and extended warranty requests.

Solution: Follow the detergent manufacturer’s recommended dosage and your washing machine’s guidelines. Opt for high-efficiency (HE) detergents if your machine requires them.

  1. Neglecting to Check Pockets

Mistake: Leaving coins, tissues, or other small items in pockets can cause damage to the washing machine’s drum, pump, and other components. Losing money, credit cards and receipts can be frustrating when doing laundry. Additionally, tissues and paper left in pockets often cling to clothing items.

Solution: Always check pockets before loading clothes into the machine. This simple step can prevent costly repairs and save you from unwanted surprises. For repair and service of your washing machine, download the OneDios app and book your washing machine service today.

  1. Using the Wrong Cycle

Mistake: Using the same cycle for all clothes might not provide the best results. Delicate fabrics, heavy items, and different levels of soiling require different wash cycles.

Solution: Familiarize yourself with your machine’s wash cycle options and select the appropriate one for each load. This ensures efficient cleaning and prevents wear and tear on your clothes.

  1. Unbalanced or Non-Uniform Load

Mistake: Ignoring the need to balance the load can result in a noisy and shaky washing machine, potentially causing damage to the drum and motor. Placing the washing machine on an uneven area, vibrations during the spin cycle cause damage to the washer. Unusual sounds are a general sign that the washing machine needs repair. 

Solution: Distribute clothes evenly in the drum to maintain balance during the spin cycle. If the machine vibrates excessively, pause the cycle, redistribute the load, and continue. Ensure that all the feet of the washing machine are at the same level. For repair or service of the washing machine, download the OneDios app and call a service expert here.

  1. Forgetting to Clean the Dispenser Drawer

Mistake: Over time, detergent and fabric softener residues can accumulate in the dispenser drawer, leading to mould growth and reduced efficiency.

Solution: Remove the dispenser drawer regularly and clean it thoroughly. This prevents clogs, odours and ensures the cleaning agents are adequately dispensed.

  • Scale Build-up 

Mistake: If you leave your washing machine dirty, with debris like dust, dirt, and soap buildup, it can lead to a foul smell. In addition, the buildup of detergent, hard water, and lint on the inside of the washing machine can harm it.

Solution:  To keep your appliance in good condition, it’s essential to clean the interior regularly, including the drum, rubber gaskets, and dispensers. You can use a descaling solution every few months to remove any buildup without harming the internal parts. You can also mix baking soda and white vinegar, add warm water to the washing machine, and run an empty load for descaling. Download the OneDios app or book an appointment online for washing machine service or repair.


Owning a washing machine is a blessing, but avoiding these common mistakes can help you maximise its efficiency, extend its lifespan, and save you from unnecessary headaches. By following these simple solutions and being mindful of proper maintenance, you can keep your washing machine in top-notch condition, ensuring clean and fresh laundry loads every time. Do you need to repair or replace your washing machine? Our experts at OneDios are just 60 seconds away. Download the OneDios app today. If you have any queries regarding the AMC and extended warranty of your Washing Machine for all brands such as LG, Whirlpool, Samsung, IFB and Bosch, etc., we are here to help.  OneDios app even logs when you last got your washing machine serviced and parts replaced. 

Remember, a little care goes a long way in maintaining the performance and longevity of your beloved washing machine. OneDios will also help keep track of your previous services, and you can fix your Washing Machine’s next service in advance. OneDios now also covers over 1350 postcodes in India.


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