Preventative Maintenance Can Help Your Laundry Machines Perform at Their Best

Commercial laundry machines are built to last. Like your automobile, they are robust mechanisms that should go many miles. However, just like your car, a commercial laundry machine requires routine care. Preventative maintenance is just as important to your laundry machine as it is to your car. Without it, you may lose money watching broken machines take up space. Preventative maintenance is easy if you follow some best practices.

Read the Manual

First and foremost, for both washer and dryer, consult the owner’s manual. Your commercial laundry manual has ideas and tips for preventative care, especially for things you can do on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning. Keep the manual handy and read it.

Important Regular Maintenance Tips

There are some maintenance tasks you should perform more often than others. For example, on a very regular basis, you should make sure the washer does not spin when the lid is open. It’s also a good idea to leave the lid open at the end of each day so the excess liquid will evaporate. And don’t forget about the coin slides; you will want to frequently double check that they work.

Less Frequent, But Equally Important Maintenance Tips

  • Check for leaks – Always check the drain hose and the pump hose for leaks.
  • Clean the water inlet filters – A simple cleaning of the filters can prevent clogs. If cleaning the filters does not help, they may need to be replaced.
  • Check the belts – Make sure the belts are intact and are not wearing out.
  • Check the hose connections – Make sure they are tightly connected and are not leaking.
  • Clean the lint from the exhaust duct – This is very important to prevent overheating and to prevent a fire.

Taking these basic steps will help you maintain the investment you’ve made in fine quality laundry machines. To consult an expert, contact FMB Laundry for superior products and service.

Product of the Month: Is Your Laundry Equipment ADA Compliant?

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now requires at least one front control washer and dryer for ADA compliance. Speed Queen’s Quantum Gold Commercial Front Control Single Dryer and Front Control Front Load Washer are built for reliable performance and are the most noteworthy products in the commercial equipment lineup.

Commercial Front Control Front Load Washer

Engineered and built like no other, the Speed Queen front load waster is designed to be everything people thought a washer couldn’t be, beginning with its revolutionary suspension and sensing technology. Neighboring residents won’t even know your machine is running due to the quiet operation and elimination of vibration. This innovation manages and redistributes out-of-balance loads to deliver uninterrupted cycles. This smooth-running, laundry-optimizing machine delivers increased water efficiency. It’s everything you never knew it could be. Some highlighted features are:

  • Revolutionary balancing technology
  • Industry leading 1200 RPM spin speed exerts 440 G-force extractions
  • Integrated meter
  • Extra-wide 15.5” door opening and 180° door swing
  • Rugged suspension system
  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Large capacity coin box standard
  • Multi-level vend pricing
  • Individual cycle modifier keys
  • Durable stainless-steel tub standard
  • Four-compartment soap dispenser
  • Wash Alert™ with Service Alert capable


Commercial Front Control Single Dryer

Speed Queen’s dryer, defined by its simplicity and its performance, provides everything you need to get the job done – and nothing you don’t. They’re designed with less moving parts for one reason: so you’ll face fewer maintenance problems and less wear and tear down the road. Speed Queen’s dryers provide the perfect balance of heat, airflow and tumble action for optimal performance and efficiency. Front load products have met every design standard to be 100% ADA compliant. Some highlighted features are:

  • Integrated meter case
  • Industry’s largest door opening 2.06 sq. ft.
  • Quiet, efficient blower system
  • Door is reversible for installation flexibility
  • High efficiency exhaust blower with superior airflow 220 cfm
  • 100% serviceable from the front
  • Space-saving narrow cabinet 26.875”
  • Upfront lint filter easy to clean and secured
  • Durable galvanized steel cylinder
  • Large capacity coin box standard


Quantum Control System from Speed Queen

Cutting edge Quantum control system from Speed Queen gives you the freedom to manage laundry your way and the power to achieve unmatched levels of revenue. This revolutionary technology provides users with more cycle choices than ever, offers unprecedented options to help lower operating costs and incorporates tools and options to increase revenue.

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