Kenmore Washer Repair – Chicago & Suburbs

Washer Usage Tips


  • Button up pillow cases.
  • Close zippers, hooks and snaps.
  • Don’t allow metal objects in laundry such as pins and safety pins, coins, hair clips etc.
  • Check pockets before washing and remove things such as crayons, pens, gum, lipstick, lip balm, etc.
  • Treat all persistent problem stains by rubbing liquid detergent into them or treating them with a spray quality pre-wash before putting into your washer.
  • Read the care label instructions including water temperature and cycle and set it accordingly.


  • Separate natural fibers such as cottons from synthetics before putting
    them into your washer, thus preventing the oils from the natural items getting into the polyesters and other synthetics causing a color running.
  • Separately wash fleece, sweat clothing, towels etc to prevent lint from getting on the other garments.
  • To avoid color running wash new colored clothes separately the first time and thereafter in your washer until the color bleeding stops.
  • Separately wash fleece, sweat clothing, towels etc to prevent lint from getting on the other garments.
  • Never wash colored items with white garments in your washer.
  • Sort laundry in groups before placing in your washing machine: coloreds, whites, synthetics, delicates, and woolens.
  • Sort laundry in groups before placing in your washing machine: coloreds, whites, synthetics, delicates, and woolens.
  • Wash all lingerie separately.


  • Although it may seem that a fully loaded washer saves time and energy, it will also cause inefficient washing by not allowing clothes to properly swish around as they would if they were loosely dropped into the washer tube which will greatly enhancing washing ability.
  • Avoid placing large items such as towels, house coat etc. on one side with only light items such as underwear on the other side to prevent a tube imbalance in your washer.
  • By loading the clothes evenly together, cleaning is enhanced By evenly mixing large and small items together in the washer cleaning is enhanced.
  • Heavily soiled clothing are washed best in a reduced load size in your Washer.
  • Load synthetics just half way or less and delicates and woolens 1/3 tub in your washing machine.

Special Care Items

  • Flame retardant sleepwear: Do not place in your washer with detergent, doing so will suppress it’s flame retardant ability.
  • Woolen garments should only be soaked in detergent water for 10 to 15 minutes before the normal rinse cycle.
  • Plastic items such as vinyl backed garments, bibs, pants, etc only have to be washed in your washing machine for no longer than four minutes before being tumbled dried in a no heat dryer


  • Rinse only in cold water, this helps to prevent clothes from wrinkling.

Cold Water Washing

  • Cold water washing is normally adequate for most types of loads if liquid detergent used and as long as the water temperature in your washer is at least 70 degrees F. Powered detergent however will require a warmer temperature for it to dissolve. Unless disinfecting cloth diapers, bedding and whites, hot water should not normally be required.

About Kenmore washers

Most of Kenmore’s new line of washing machines are Energy Star compliant and use very little energy and yet the washers’ performance and their ability to clean your laundry is not sacrificed. Being highly innovative, Kenmore consistently develops washers that deliver ease of use. One of Kenmore’s latest innovations is the SteamCare technology, which was integrated into certain models, pre-treat laundry for easier removal of dirt and stains. In addition there are audio-visual controls that lets you know when your wash cycles are finished so that your laundry doesn’t sit in the washer getting moldy. Other automatic features include settings that allow for the correct amount of water to be used which helps conserve water and saves you money.
When the manufacturer’s warranty runs out or just doesn’t cover what is going wrong, North Shore Appliance Repair steps into the picture. We are trained, skilled and certified to repair your Kenmore washer. Our talented technicians are prepared to tackle any problems related to these washers.
A 24/ 7 service is offered by North Shore Appliance Repair which is a convenience for its customers. If a washer by Kenmore breaks down or is having issues, Northern Appliance will immediately answer the call because we know life without a washer is very inconvenient.
Remember for the best Kenmore washing machine repair service, North Shore Appliance Repair will more than just meet your needs!

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