How to Easily Eliminate Smells from LG Washers

One issue common with all front loading washers, including LG washers, is the smell they develop over time from continued use. The cause of this smell is from humidity and moisture being trapped inside the machine. It does not matter whether you use the machine on a regular basis, or if it sits unused for a short period of time: eventually a smell becomes apparent.

While there are commercial cleaning products on the market you use with the clean cycle on LG washers, these are not always the most effective in completely getting rid of the smell. There are other more cost-effective things you can do that work much better. The two primary areas causing the smell are the rubber gasket around the door and the washer drum.

  1. Wipe down the rubber door gasket and drum after each laundry cycle so they are completely dry.
  2. Clean any mold on the door gasket using a small amount of undiluted bleach. Wait about 5 minutes after applying the bleach on the mold before wiping it off with a damp cloth, and then completely dry the door gasket. You may also use a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda in place of bleach.
  3. Mix about 1 quart of warm water and ¼ cup white vinegar into a bucket. Wet a cleaning rag but do not wring it out. Wipe down the inside of the drum, and then dry the drum.
  4. Pour about ½ cup of white vinegar into the soap dispenser and run the clean cycle on the washer. Vinegar naturally kills any bacteria growing inside your washer and gets rid of unwanted odors. For stubborn smells, add ½ cup of baking soda to the drum before starting the cycle.
  5. Leave the washer door open for about two hours after the last cycle. This allows any humidity to escape from the machine.

By following these tips, you will have a fresh-smelling washer all of the time. Feel free to contact us at 800-875-1533 for other useful tips, or assistance in picking out new laundry appliances.

Choosing the Best LG Washer Dryer for In-Home Laundry

Picking out the best LG washer dryer for your home involves more than merely selecting the model with the features and options you desire. While purchasing a washer and dryer that you like is important, there are other considerations to weigh before making your final decision. Evaluating these is highly recommended before you start shopping, to avoid being disappointed in certain situations, like if you find a full size capacity laundry pair, but then later discover you have to remodel your home in order to get them installed correctly.

The first step to selecting the right LG washer dryer for your home is to determine where it is going to be installed. If you have an existing laundry room with washer and dryer connections, the only thing you need to do is measure the available space. For households without existing laundry room and connections, this can be challenging. The easiest way to have in-home laundry is to choose an area of the home where it will be not be difficult to tap into existing water and drain lines, and electrical wiring, like in your bathroom or kitchen.

In situations where you simply lack sufficient space for an individual washer and dryer, consider a LG combination washer and dryer. This is a single appliance that incorporates both washing and drying functions into a single machine. For further assistance in selecting a LG washer and dryer for your home, contact us now at 800-875-1533.

Attract New Renters by Featuring In-Home Stackable Washer and Dryer

Keeping rental occupancy rates high is important in order to make sure you have the resources necessary to maintain the property, as well as to earn profits for the owners. One effective way to increase rental retention rates, as well as draw in new tenants, is to feature in-home stackable washer and dryer models in each of your units. Depending on the size of your community, this could be a major project, but, once it is complete, not only will your tenants appreciate being able to do laundry at home, but you will also start to notice a return on your investment in purchasing washers and dryers for your community.

Preparing for Your Stackable Washer and Dryer Installation Project

The first thing you need to do is determine where the stackable washer and dryer models are going to be installed in your rental units. If the units do not currently have washer and dryer connections, you want to select a hallway storage closet or other area that provides convenient access to hot and cold water lines, 110V and 220V electrical wiring, and a discharge drain. One suggested location is in the kitchen or near it, since the kitchen has all of these connections. You do not have to worry about dryer venting if you select ventless dryer models.

After you decide where you are installing the stacked laundry pairs, the next step is to prepare the units and order your washers and dryers with stacking kits. Feel free to contact us at 800-875-1533 to discuss your rental community’s laundry needs. We are able to work with you and help you develop an effective project plan.

Surprise Your Family with LG Washer Dryer Combo for the Holidays

An LG washer dryer combo makes a great holiday present for the entire family, especially if your home currently has to make trips to the laundromat to do laundry. The best thing about a new all-in-one washer dryer is not worrying about whether your home has existing washer and dryer connections or dryer venting. Even if you are currently renting and are not able to make modifications to the home, it is easy to upgrade the combo washer and dryer and convert it into a portable laundry appliance.

How to Select the Right Size LG Washer and Dryer Combo

There are two basic sizes available in an LG washer dryer combo: 24 inch compact and 27 inch full size. 24 inch compact models are well-suited for couples who do not have a large amount of laundry to do on a weekly basis, or if you have very limited space in your home. Twenty-seven inch full size all-in-one washers and dryers are ideal for families and single parent homes where there is normally much more weekly laundry to wash and dry. You may also want to consider a full size model if you want to be able to wash larger items, like comforters, at home and avoid trips to the laundromat.

Feel free to call us at 800-875-1533 for further assistance in selecting the best size LG washer dryer combo for your home — and surprise your family this holiday season.

Teach Your Kids to Do Laundry in Your LG Washer and Dryer

For those of you with tweens and teens, it is worth your time to teach your kids how to do laundry. Not only will this be a beneficial skill for them to have when they head off to college or leave home, but it also helps you now by reducing the amount of laundry you have to wash each week. While some parents are reluctant to allow their kids to do all of the laundry, letting them wash and dry their own clothes in your LG washer and dryer means you have more free time on your hands. You no longer have to spend hours picking up their clothes off of the floor and washing and drying numerous loads of laundry.

There are several essential steps your kids need to learn to successfully wash and dry their own clothes, including:

  • Learning how to sort clothing
  • Measuring the correct amount of detergent and other laundry aids
  • Selecting the right settings on the LG washer and dryer

Many of the settings on your washer and dryer are preset, and the machines might remember any changes you made to the settings. You should assist your kids for about the first month they start doing laundry on their own. One useful tip parents follow is making a step-by-step instruction sheet and hanging it up in the laundry room for their tweens and teens to reference any time they are washing and drying clothes.

For more information about LG washer and dryer sets, contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Save Money on a New Washer and Dryer Combo with Year End Incentives

November and December are great times to find deals on a washer and dryer combo. Many manufacturers, like LG, offer a wide range of incentives at this time of year. By taking advantage of these limited time offers, you can save some money replacing your existing laundry pair, or purchase a new all-in-one washer dryer to gain the convenience of in-home laundry. Combination washers and dryers provide flexibility and ease of installation in any home, regardless of whether you have an existing laundry room or washer and dryer connections.

You can install a washer and dryer combo in just about any room in your home, such as your bathroom, kitchen, hallway closet, or basement. The only connections required are access to hot and cold water lines, a discharge drain line, and a standard 3-prong 110 volt electrical outlet. Modern combination washers and dryers use ventless drying technology, so there is no need for dryer venting. This key feature is well suited for any home looking for an in-home laundry solution currently lacking a dryer vent.

You can convert an all-in-one washer dryer into a portable machine if you are unable to make modifications to your home to tap existing water and drain lines, like for people renting an apartment or townhouse. The conversion kit allows you to do laundry easily by simply rolling the machine up to your kitchen sink, plugging it into an outlet, and turning on the water.

To learn more about current deals on combination washers and dryers, feel free to call us at 800-875-1533.

Preparing to Install a Stackable Washer and Dryer

Adding a stackable washer and dryer to your home requires some planning and preparation. First, you need to consider the dimensions of the laundry pair you are considering purchasing. Use these measurements, along with the recommended clearances for the machines, to determine exactly how much space is required for the appliances. You can avoid venting space requirements and dryer vent installation hassles by choosing a ventless dryer.

Next, select an area in the home which has easy access to plumbing and electrical wiring to make tapping lines and installing electrical outlets less expensive. Once you have selected the location to install your new stackable machines, you must attach to tap water and drain lines, and have electrical outlets installed. Do not hesitate to hire a qualified, licensed and insured contractor to do this work if it is beyond your skill level.

Creative Laundry Room Ideas for Installing a Stackable Washer and Dryer

There are several different creative ideas about where you can install a stackable washer and dryer in your home. Some people use a pantry cabinet in their kitchen, remove the doors and shelving, and use this for their washer and dryer. Another design idea is to remove a tall linen cabinet in the bathroom and use this space for the laundry pair. You could also convert a hallway closet and use the extra space for storing your laundry supplies, and add a pull-out folding/ironing table.

Feel free to contact us at 800-875-1533 to obtain dimensions for our stackable washer and dryer models, or for further assistance in ordering your new appliances for your home.