Do front loading washers need pedestals?
You do not need a pedastal. Your washer can sit right on the floor, however, if you had a pedestal, you can store items in it and it makes washing and drying a lot easlier by not having to bend over.
Are front loading washers better?
The Verdict. Front-load washers are generally considered to be better at cleaning clothing than top-load washers, and with less wear and tear. Front-load washers also use less water than standard top-load washers.
Why do front loaders take so long?
First, front-load washers don’t fill deeply with water, only to dump it all out a short while later. Rather, they pump in a minimal amount of water (some models use sensors to determine the size of the load). Also, heating the water often takes longer in a front-loader. A sanitation wash cycle takes about two hours.
How often should you clean your washing machine?
It’s recommended to have your washer go through a cleaning cycle once a week or bi-weekly, depending on how often you are using the machine. If you aren’t using it as often, it’s recommended to give it wash (both inside and out) once a month.
How dirty is your washer?
Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, has done extensive research on the germs that fester in our washing machines. “If you wash a load of just underwear, there will be about 100 million E. coli in the wash water, and they can be transmitted to the next load of laundry,” Gerba said.
Why does my front loader washer smell?
The stinky situation is compounded by the fact that front-load washers use a rubber door gasket to keep water from leaking out. Dirt, soap, and bits of fabric can get trapped under the gasket, creating yet another breeding ground for nasty smells.