When it comes to running a commercial laundry, you have a lot of responsibilities, including stocking up on commercial laundry parts. You must ensure that your company runs smoothly and that your customers receive excellent service every time. Many things can go wrong, especially if you are just getting started or running the busiest laundry in town. Fortunately, most problems can be solved with common sense and knowledge. Some problems will arise sooner or later. Learning how to deal with them will save you time and money in the long run. We will look at some of the most common commercial laundry issues that operators face on a daily basis.
It's not uncommon for noise complaints to arrive in the middle of the night and last all day. If possible, install a soundproofing material between the washing machine and dryer, especially if there are any nearby pipes or ducts that you want to keep quiet. A strong rubber gasket or weatherstrip will suffice. You can even fill these areas with foam insulation to make them quieter, but it won't absorb much water during washing or drying cycles, so you'll need to replace it on a regular basis. Install your soundproofing material at the same height as your washer or dryer to avoid interfering with their operation. If you're not sure where to put it, consult a professional.
Inability to Agitate
This occurs when the machine fails to turn on and no water reaches the wash drum. "Drives" are the parts of the washing machine that transmit motion to the washer drum. The washing machine will not agitate properly if they fail. Check the drives on all of your commercial laundry machines for proper operation and make sure there is no excess lubricant or debris. Replace any that are damaged or worn out with new ones. Check for any broken or missing washers or seals as well.
Lint can damage the interior of the machine, causing your laundry to be either too wet or too dry. It can also clog the washing machine's mechanism and slow it down. To keep lint from accumulating on your washing machine, clean it on a regular basis and apply a water-repellent lubricant to the machine's exterior. A commercial lint brush is an excellent way to keep lint out of your washing machine. This tool's bristles are designed to scrape away any loose particles that may be causing issues.
Clothes not being washed properly
If you have a problem with one of your clothes not washing properly, it could be due to dirt or debris lodged between the clothing fibers. Check all areas around the wash tub for any debris that may have accumulated there, as well as areas where no hoses are attached, such as around door frames and other places where there aren't convenient hoses to attach them. Check for rust or corrosion that might be interfering with normal washing procedures. Rust can cause clothes to become dirty because it prevents them from being properly rinsed before being washed. If this happens frequently, you may have a rust problem.
When the washing machine is not properly balanced to support its weight, vibrations occur. This problem is typically caused by a loose pulley, worn-out bearings, or dry washing machine bearings, and can be resolved by tightening any loose pulleys or bearings. If the problem is not resolved, the motor assembly will need to be replaced. The best way to test your commercial laundry machine for excessive vibrations is to balance it on a flat surface and spin it around at high speed with your hand as the center of balance. The motor should run smoothly and without shaking. If there are any vibrations, the ball bearing assembly must be replaced. It is made up of two or more ball bearings that are mounted on a shaft that runs through the top of the washing machine drum and connects to the drum shaft via an axle bearing.
Failure to Begin
Many moving parts in laundry machines must work together to produce a clean, crisp wash. When these components fail to function properly, the entire machine fails. This could happen for a variety of reasons. One possibility is that the wash cycle has finished and the machine has shut down, but the drain pump is still running. Another issue is that the washer's motor simply does not turn on when you press the start button. If there is a problem with your washing machine's communications system, you will receive an error message on your control panel or via email. If your washing machine won't start, make sure it's plugged into a power outlet and press the Start button on the control panel. This usually solves the problem right away. If you're still having problems after doing this, it's likely that your washer has a more serious problem that needs to be repaired or replaced right away.
The washing machine is not spinning.
Check the spin cycle on your washing machine. This is when the drum inside the machine spins, which is what causes the machine to wash clothes. If your washing machine isn't spinning, you have a problem that needs to be addressed right away. It is possible that the washer is defective and must be replaced, or that it has become clogged with debris such as lint or dirt and must be cleaned. In either case, you must take immediate action. Bacteria can grow inside laundry that is left in the washer while it is not spinning. If bacteria enter your customers' clothing, they can cause severe infections. Vacuum the lid and drum, as well as the door seals, to remove debris and clean out any dirt or lint that has accumulated over time. Then, using a damp cloth, wipe down all of its components. Examine these parts for signs of damage as well. Before you put anything else back in there, replace anything that appears worn out or damaged.
Commercial laundry machines are built to wash a wide range of synthetic and natural fabrics at high speeds. Constant use can cause issues with your machine over time. Check your machine's maintenance schedule on a regular basis to ensure it isn't overheating. When it gets too hot, the limescale that accumulates in a washing machine can cause a variety of issues, including soap scum buildup and general sluggishness. The heat from the water will also cause components to wear out faster than usual. Laundry Parts has a large selection of parts to get your machines back up and running. Call or come in today for a spotless, problem-free wash.