Most people have a washing machine and have experienced a break-down in that machine at some time or another. Very often it is not until something breaks down that we really appreciate the convenience the machine affords us. Having to wash clothes by hand like grandmother did will soon send you scurrying for the phone and the spare parts manufacturer for your machine.
Periodically clean the interiors of the machine with water, baking soda (half cup) and white vinegar (3 cups). Run the machine without load after filling water with the above substances. All residues and deposits formed inside will be removed. If necessary consult the company representative about the preventive maintenance. In the case of new machines make use of the free maintenance service offered by the manufacturers. Remember the adage "prevention is better than cure".