How to Overcome Oversudsing Frontload Washers

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 how to overcome oversudsing frontload washers!

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.

Steps to Overcome Oversudsing Frontload Washers

If you’ve received a message informing you there are too many suds in your machine, you have a problem that should be fixed soon. If not, you will have a machine that doesn’t work and may need repair. Follow these steps to ensure you won’t damage your washer the next time you use it.

1. Check for Oversudsing

Follow machine instructions for the proper amount of detergent to use.

High efficiency detergent is recommended for best performance. When using non-high efficiency detergent, avoid oversudsing by using only 1/2 the machine’s recommended amount. If high efficiency detergent is not used, or the machine instructions are not followed, oversudsing can occur. If suds rise to the halfway point between the handle and the bottom of the tub window, you have an oversudsing situation.

Oversudsing can create a sudslock condition which prevents the machine from draining properly, water and suds coming from the overflow hose on the back of the machine, and/or damage to the machine or textiles.

2. Run Cycle Until Drain Closes

Before you can correct an oversudsing condition, the machine must be in an active cycle with the drain closed.

3. Dilute Suds

Next, to dilute the suds, pour one cap full of liquid fabric softener into the soap dispenser drawer. Flush the fabric softener with water.

4. Continue to Run Cycle

Finally, continue to run the machine through the wash cycle until the suds have dissipated and all water has drained from the tub. It is recommended to run the textiles through an additional full cycle without adding any detergent. This will remove any excess chemicals from the load.

Using Other Laundry Room Equipment

While knowing how to overcome oversudsing frontload washers 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.

Buying or Leasing? The Advantages of Leasing Laundry Machines

A well-equipped laundry room is a vital part of any multifamily building. Whether it be an apartment complex or a college campus, everyone needs to wash his or her clothes. Depending upon the number of tenants, you will need enough washing machines and dryers to reasonably suit their needs. When it comes to obtaining such appliances, one of first questions many ask themselves is whether they should buy or lease. While both options carry unique advantages and disadvantages, there are many cases in which leasing proves to be the wiser choice. Here are some advantages of leasing laundry machines.

Hidden and Long-Term Costs

At first, it may seem that buying your washers and dryers would be the best choice economically. After all, once you purchase the appliance, it becomes yours forever without monthly payments, right? Although this is true, buying your washers and dryers outright may prove to actually end up costing you more in the long term.

Like any major appliance, washing machines and dryers break down, even with meticulous care. Coin slides may jam, money may get stuck and machines may become wobbly and noisy. Repairs for such issues are generally not under warranty for units that have been purchased. Parts may be covered, but other repairs can end up costing a significant amount. When you lease your machines, many repairs are covered, so you can put your money to better use.

Peace of Mind

In addition to unexpected repairs costing a substantial amount, they can cause unneeded stress as well. When you own your machines, repairs become your responsibility. By leasing, it will be much easier to contact professionals about necessary maintenance. You will be able to work with them to come up with a program to suit the needs of your facility so you can rest assured that you are getting the best service possible.

Although buying outright may carry some advantages, most people will benefit more from leasing their washers and dryers. Contact FMB Laundry today by calling 877-709-3599 or sending an email to [email protected] to learn more about great deals for equipping your laundry room.