When it comes to operating a commercial laundry, you have a lot of responsibilities and that includes having a supply of commercial laundry parts. You must ensure your business runs smoothly and that your customers get top-quality service every time. Many things can go wrong, especially if you’re just starting or operating the busiest laundry in town. Luckily, most problems can be solved with some common sense and know-how. Some issues are going to crop up sooner or later. Learning how to deal with them when they arise will save you time and money in the long run. Here we will explore some common commercial laundry issues operators face daily.
It’s not uncommon for noise complaints to come in during the middle of the night and continue throughout the day. Install a soundproofing material between the washing machine and dryer if possible, especially if there are any pipes or ducts nearby that you want to keep quiet. A solid rubber gasket or weatherstrip will do just fine. You can even use foam insulation to fill these areas and make them quieter, but it won’t absorb much water during washing or drying cycles, so you’ll need to replace it regularly. Try to install your soundproofing material at the same height as your washing machine or dryer so it doesn’t interfere with their operation. If you’re unsure where to put it, ask a professional for help.
- Failure to Agitate
This happens when the machine does not turn on, and no water gets to the wash drum. The parts of the washing machine that transmit motion to the washer drum are called “drives.” When they fail, the washing machine will not agitate properly. Check all of your commercial laundry machine’s drives for proper operation and ensure they are free of any excess lubricant or debris. If any of them are damaged or worn out, replace them with new ones. Also, check for any broken or missing washers or seals.
- Lint Build-Up
The lint can cause damage to the machine’s interior, causing your laundry to be either too wet or too dry. It can also clog up the clothes-washing mechanism and slow down your machine. To prevent lint from building up on your washing machine, clean it regularly and spray a water-repellent lubricant onto the exterior parts of the machine. Using a commercial lint brush is a great way to keep lint off your washing machine. This tool has bristles designed to scrape off any loose particles that could be causing problems.
- Clothes Not Washing Properly
If you are experiencing an issue with one of your clothes that isn’t washing properly, you may have a problem with dirt or debris lodged between the clothing fibers. You should check all areas around the wash tub for any debris that might have accumulated there or on those areas where there are no hoses attached, such as around door frames and other places where there aren’t convenient hoses to attach them. You should also check for any rust or corrosion that could be interfering with normal washing procedures. Rust can cause clothes not to get clean because it prevents them from being properly rinsed out before they get put in the water again. If this happens more than once, you might have a rust problem.
- Excessive Vibrations
Vibrations occur when the washing machine is not adequately balanced to support its weight. Usually caused by a loose pulley, worn-out bearings, or dry washing machine bearings, this problem can be solved by tightening any loose pulleys or bearings. If the problem is not fixed, the motor assembly must be replaced. The best way to test for excessive vibrations in your commercial laundry machine is to balance it on a flat surface and spin it around at high speed using your hand as the center of balance. The motor should run smoothly without wobbling or shaking. You will need to replace the ball bearing assembly if there are any vibrations. It consists of two or more ball bearings mounted on a shaft that runs through the top of the washing machine drum and connects with the drum shaft via an axle bearing.
- Failure To Start
Laundry machines have many moving parts that need to work together to produce a clean, crisp wash. When these parts stop working correctly, the entire machine will stop working. There are several reasons why this could happen. One is that the wash cycle has been completed, and the machine has shut itself off, but the drain pump is still running. Another problem is that the washer’s motor just won’t turn over when you push the start button. You can also get an error message on your control panel or email if there’s a problem with your washing machine’s communications system. If your washing machine doesn’t start, check to see if it’s plugged into an outlet with enough power to run it, and press Start on the control panel. This will usually clear up the issue right away. If you’re still having problems after doing this, then it is likely that something more serious is wrong with your washer and needs to be repaired or replaced right away.
- Washing Machine Not Spinning
You need to check your washing machine’s spin cycle. This is the time when the drum inside the machine spins around, and it’s what makes it wash clothes. If your washing machine isn’t spinning, you have a problem that needs fixing immediately. It could be that the washer is defective and needs to be replaced, or it could be gummed up with debris like lint or dirt and need to be cleaned. In either case, you’ll need to take action right away. You can’t leave any laundry in the washer while it’s not spinning because bacteria can grow inside them. Bacteria can cause severe infections if they enter your customers’ clothing. Use a vacuum cleaner on its lid and drum as well as its door seals to remove debris and clean out any dirt or lint that might have gotten inside over time. Then wipe down all of its components with a damp cloth. Check for any signs of damage on these parts, too. You’ll want to replace anything that looks worn out or damaged before you put anything else back in there again.
Commercial laundry machines are designed to handle a variety of synthetic and natural fabrics at high speed. Constant use over time can lead to problems with your machine. Check your machine’s maintenance schedule regularly and ensure it isn’t getting too hot. When it is getting too hot, the limescale that builds up in a washing machine can cause many problems, such as soap scum buildup and general sluggishness. The heat from the water will also wear down components faster than usual. Laundry Parts has an extensive selection of parts to get your machines back in business. For a spotless, problem-free wash, call or visit us today.