When your commercial washer is leaking water, it can create a huge mess, so you’ll want to correct the issue right away. Here are a few things to look out for:
Drain Hose – If the washer is leaking during the spin cycle, you probably have a problem with your drain hose. Check the connections to make sure it is secure, ensure it is in good condition and free of damage, and then check for clogs. If there are any cracks or leaking around the hose where it attaches to the dryer, you will either need to purchase a new one or cut the end off and re-clamp it.
Fill Hose – The next thing you should do is make sure that the fill hoses are in good condition and are still securely in place, but [...]
You just got a call from a customer at your laundromat, or a tenant in your apartment complex – the washing machine will not spin. What do you do? The first thing you should do is make sure that they did not overload the machine and cause it to become unbalanced. If that isn’t the case, check out the following:
Switches and Setting – There is a switch within the lid that detects when the door is open or closed. The washing machine will not run if the lid is open. Make sure the switch is in good condition. If it is broken, it could be preventing the machine from spinning.
Next, check the speed selector switch to make sure that it is not positioned between speeds.
Drain Pump – It is also possible that a foreign object [...]
Drainage problems are a common issue that you may face with your commercial washers. There is a range of issues that could be causing your machine to malfunction, but there are four main culprits that you should look into first:
Drain Hose – If your commercial washing machine is not draining properly, a clogged drain hose could be to blame. Remove the hose and check for clogs. You should also ensure that there are no kinks in the hose that could be causing a blockage.
Drain Pump – It is also possible that your drain pump could be clogged. You can check for this by draining your tub and disconnecting the hoses to check for objects in the pump. If the pump is locked up for any reason, it can cause your motor to seize [...]
A broken washing machine can cause your laundromat to lose money, so it is imperative to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible. If your washer suddenly does not turn on, there are four possible solutions:
Power – The first thing you should do is make sure that power is getting to your washing machine. Use a multimeter to check the voltage of the outlet. If there is no electricity flowing into the washing machine, check to make sure your circuit breakers aren’t tripped.
Lid Switch – Your washing machine is designed to shut off when the lid is open. There is a special plastic piece under the lid that lets the washer know when the lid is shut properly. If your washing machine will not turn on, there is a chance your [...]
The hotel industry is fast-paced and competitive, so a responsible hotel owner is always looking for ways to edge out the competition. One of the ways you can set yourself apart from other hotels in the area is to maintain the cleanest hotel. When it comes to keeping a hotel in top shape, having efficient laundry equipment is vital.
Quicker Turnaround Times
The last thing you need is for your laundry equipment to malfunction. When you run a busy hotel, having the sheets, towels, and linens clean for every room before check-in is essential. When your OPL equipment is running efficiently, you can get the quick turnaround times you need to ensure that every room is up to your highest standards for every guest.
When you are looking into starting your own business, you may be overwhelmed by the options you have. Investing in a laundromat is a great decision for a variety of reasons. Not only are you providing a service that everyone needs, but it requires minimal effort on the part of the business owner.
Everyone Needs to Do Laundry
Many apartments do not come with a washer and dryer installed. They either provide a hookup so the tenants can buy their own machines, or they don’t have them at all. Laundromats are essential for this reason. Many individuals cannot go about their daily lives without a weekly trip to a laundromat. Additionally, the laundromat is a handy backup for homeowners who are dealing with broken laundry equipment. When you run a laundromat, you are pretty much guaranteed to have [...]
Whether you are starting up your laundry business, or are in need of new commercial washers and dryers in Florida for your on-premises laundry, it pays to lease equipment from Commercial Laundries of West Florida.
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In our last post, we identified the most common issue that occurs in commercial dryers (no heat) and walked you through the various causes of this issue. Here are two additional problems you may encounter and what to look for when they occur.
Nothing Turning On
If you turn the dryer on and lights won’t come on the drum won’t turn, it can be the result of a few different problems:
The Circuit Breaker – With 220V machines, you need to make sure you have all legs of your power working properly.
The Neutral Leads – This issue may be the result of a bad power cord, especially in 120V machines.
The Control Fuses – Make sure all of the control fuses are in working order.
When you run a commercial laundry service, you may encounter issues with your dryers from time to time. Here are some common problems that can occur:
The most common problem that occurs in commercial dryers is a lack of heat. The drum continues to turn, but the clothes just won’t dry. The most common problem is a bad ignition, depending on what type of ignition system the dryer runs on.
Glow-Bar Ignitions – A glow-bar ignition works by sending electricity through a heating element until it is hot enough, which signals the gas valve to turn on. Check the glow bar when the dryer is in operation. If it doesn’t begin to glow red hot, you will need to check the voltage.
When it comes to the longevity of your commercial laundry equipment, preventative maintenance is essential. Being familiar with the inner workings of your commercial washers and performing regular maintenance tasks will keep them in excellent condition, so you avoid a costly replacement. Here are some tips for maintaining your commercial washers in Florida.
Clean the Screens – To keep your commercial washer in top shape, we recommend cleaning or replacing your water filter screens on a regular basis. These screens can be blocked by accumulated particles which can slow down water flow to the machine.
Use the Right Cleaner – Always use the manufacturer-recommended cleaners to prevent damage to the machine or the clothing that is washed in it.
Check the Hoses – Inspect the outlet and inlet hoses along with the joints [...]