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Common Safety Precautions for Your Washing Machine

The washing machine has revolutionised laundry, making it an indispensable part of our daily lives due to its convenience and efficiency. However, like any other appliance, a washing machine is also prone to accidents. Ensuring safety while using a washing machine is crucial. Hence, knowing how to take proper care and follow precautions while handling your washing machine is vital. 

In this blog by OneDios, we’ll discuss some standard safety precautions to keep in mind to ensure your washing machine’s safe and efficient operation.

  1. Read the User Manual

Before you even start using your washing machine, take the time to read the user manual provided by the manufacturer. This manual contains essential information about the machine’s features, operating instructions, and safety guidelines. Ensuring the safe use of your washing machine starts with understanding how it works. Download the OneDios app to learn more and request a service.

  1. Proper Installation

Proper installation is key to the safe operation of your washing machine. Ensure it is installed on a level surface and at least four inches of space from the wall to prevent vibrations and movement during the spin cycle. Also, ensure that the machine is properly grounded to avoid electrical shocks. If you’re not confident about installation, consider hiring a professional from OneDios to do it for you.

  1. Check the Power Cord

It is important to plug the washing machine into a power outlet that can handle large appliances. The outlet must be positioned away from water splashes. Regularly inspect the power cord and plug for any signs of damage, such as frayed wires or exposed conductors. If you notice any issues, immediately unplug the machine and get the cord replaced to avoid electrical hazards. Book a service request with the manufacturer or download the OneDios app now.

  1. Water Supply and Drainage

Ensure the water supply and drainage connections are secure and leak-free. A loose connection can lead to water damage and electrical problems. Regularly inspect the hoses for any signs of wear and tear, leakage or cracks and replace them as needed. If you need to replace your water hose, you can quickly and easily book a repair request through OneDios within 60 seconds. Manufacturers recommend replacing your water hose every five years, and it’s important to ensure that your hose is made from high-quality materials to avoid any potential leakage.

  1. Overloading

Overloading your washing machine can cause it to become unbalanced and put pressure on the motor, leading to overheating, excessive vibrations and potential damage. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for load capacity to avoid overloading. 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. Use the Right Detergent

Using the wrong type of detergent or excess detergent can damage your washing machine and affect its performance. Always use the detergent recommended by the manufacturer, and be cautious not to overuse it, as excessive suds can lead to problems with the machine. OneDios app is a one-stop shop for all your service, complaints, repair, and extended warranty requests.

  1. Child Safety

If you have young children, taking extra precautions to prevent them from accessing the washing machine is essential. Many modern machines have child-lock features that help keep your little ones safe. It is crucial to keep the door of your front-loading washing machine closed. This is because young children or pets may climb inside the washer and cause damage to the machine or even hurt themselves. Educating children about the potential dangers of washing machines is necessary to prevent accidents.

  1. Daily Maintenance

Regular maintenance on your washing machine to keep it in good working condition. To prevent musty odours and maintain a refreshing smell in your washing machine, it’s important to keep the door open after every wash to allow moisture and dampness to dry out. Additionally, cleaning the walls of the washing machine tub with a damp cloth will help remove any slimy buildup that may have accumulated. 

Clean the lint filter, check for loose or damaged parts, and ensure the drum is free from foreign objects like coins, sharp objects or small toys that can cause damage. Always check the pockets of your clothing items before putting them into the washing machine. Remove the dispenser drawer regularly and clean it thoroughly to prevent clogs and odours and to ensure cleaning agents are adequately dispensed. 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. Unplug When Not in Use

When your washing machine is not in use, it’s a good practice to unplug it to prevent electrical issues and save energy.

  1. Stay Nearby While Operating

Never leave your washing machine unattended while it’s running. Be present to monitor its operation and respond quickly in case of unusual sounds or movements.


Your washing machine is a valuable appliance that simplifies your household chores, but it’s essential to prioritise safety when using it. By following these standard safety precautions, you can ensure your washing machine’s safe and efficient operation, prolong its lifespan and provide a secure environment for your home. 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, safety should always come first!