Stocking Parts for Laundry Equipment Saves Valuable Time

When you have so many people depending on reliable washers and dryers to accomplish their laundry tasks, there is no good time for your machines to break down. Typically, the ratio of tenants to washers and dryers is not equal, so even one machine that’s out of order can cause users to be upset and waste valuable time. Keep your residents happy and your machines working properly by keeping up with proper cleaning and routine maintenance. To save time and frustration, stock some basic and even brand-specific parts on hand for quick repairs and limited delays between loads.

Reasons Units Break Down

When laundry machines stop working, it doesn’t always mean they have to be replaced. Quite often, it’s as simple as a small part that needs to be changed. Here are some typical parts that may be causing the issue:

• Belts
• Motor Couplers
• Thermal Fuses
• Water Pump Seals
• Gaskets

Parts on Hand Avoid Longer “Out of Orders”

Although you can usually count on the repairman servicing your unit to stock his van with the most necessary parts, there’s a chance he won’t have exactly what you need at the time of the call. Sometimes multiple calls in one day, or a unit-specific part, can lead to a return trip to you several days later after the part has been ordered and received. This waiting period can be frustrating and unnecessary. Keeping the common problem parts on hand for your laundry machines ensures prompt repair once the service technician arrives. This is a great way to get your machines back up and running without causing unnecessary delays to your residents.

Have a good selection of backup parts on hand, and contact FMB Laundry today by calling us at 877-709-3599 or sending an email to [email protected] for all of your laundry room needs. Consider a whole new design of modern machines and set up regularly scheduled preventative maintenance to keep everything running smoothly.

How to properly load a top load washing machine

Using Your Community’s Laundry Room Equipment

Welcome to another FMB Laundry How To Video! This video teaches residents, guests, and anyone else using your laundry room’s equipment the proper way to load a top load washing machine!

Property and community managers, please feel free to share this informational video with your residents and let them know they can contact FMB Laundry with any questions about how to best use their laundry equipment.


Step By Step Instructions

Video not working properly? Here’s how to properly load your top load washing machines:

  • Always load the washing machine tub with like items such as linens, towels, darks, whites, or colors
  • Loosely load items until the second row of perforations from the top of the tub
  • Avoid overloading your washing machines in order to ensure proper operation
  • Add detergent and fabric softeners based on the package directions
  • Close the lid and select the appropriate wash cycle for your items

While it seems easy and obvious, many people still overload their laundry room’s top load washers.

Why Residents Need to Know How to properly load a top load washing machine

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Due to the way washing machines work, proper loading of clothes is crucially important. This is especially relevant in community laundry rooms where washers are heavily used. Here are a few of the potential problems caused by overloading.

Clothes Remain Dirty

As a result of overloading a washer, clothes can actually be just as dirty as they were before the wash cycle. This is because they do not soak, spin, and rinse properly, meaning the clothes are not actually being cleaned. Another reason clothes remain dirty is that bigger loads require more detergent. Clothes can actually come out smelling just as bad, or worse, than when they went in the washing machine!

Damage to Machines

Since washers are designed to handle certain sized loads, overloading puts undue stress on the machine’s components. Over time, this can lead to damage and even motor failure. To dispel a common myth, socks do not disappear from washing machines. They do, however, get stuck in washing machine drains due to overloading. This can ultimately cause machines overflow, flood the laundry room, and break. Avoiding overloading is a surefire to keep your washing machines working.

Unnecessary Resident Complaints

When a property’s laundry equipment isn’t working it typically causes a flurry of resident complaints. Since overloading leads to dirty clothes and broken machines, it also leads to resident complaints. When resident’s do not overload machines, they indirectly reduce the amount of laundry room related complaints in the property management office!

When resident’s know how to properly load a top load washing machine it keeps their clothes cleaner and means less broken machines in the community laundry room.

Using Other Laundry Room Equipment

While knowing how to properly load a top load washing machine is important, it is just one of many important steps in properly using your laundry room’s equipment. Ready to learn how to best use your laundry room’s other equipment? Check out all of our How To Video Posts!

This video was provided by Alliance Laundry Systems, the world wide leader in commercial laundry equipment and exclusive manufacturer of Speed Queen Washers and Dryers.