Breaking down of your washing machine when it is most needed is really painful and the things become even more disturbing when you don't have any idea about its different spare parts. So it is really important to have complete knowledge about your appliance. Your little awareness about the washing machine will save you from those tough times, helping you to fix it on a temporary basis.
It is therefore essential for a consumer to maintain the washing machine whether it is old or new. Remember that washing machine has many moving parts as can be seen. Moving parts will cause wear and tear. Similarly the temperature of water also causes impacts on the parts of the machine. Detergents, bleaches and softeners used for washing have acid contents which will react with certain parts of the machine especially metallic parts. Residues formed after the washing process may get deposited in different places in the interiors of the machine.