Improper maintenance will cause periodical breakdown of the machines causing avoidable expenses. Some of the consumers are under the impression that warranty conditions attached to the machines will take care of the expenses in case of breakdowns. But they forget the fact that they can invoke the warranty conditions only for inherent manufacturing defects and not for defects caused by improper handling and maintenance of the machines. In many cases manufacturers find that the problems caused to the machines are not due to any deficiency on their parts, but due to sheer negligence of the users. Ultimately consumers will have to pay for the repairs or replacements of the parts in the machines, causing avoidable expenses.
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.