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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Manual Washing Machine

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Did you recently get a new manual washing machine? We’re here to help you figure it out! We’re Teko.ph, the largest aircon, appliance, and computer services provider in the Philippines, with an easy-to-follow guide for your laundry days.

What is a Manual Washing Machine?

First things first—from its name, a manual washing machine is the basic version of an automatic washing machine. Here, you can control the wash cycle, water level, and other functions manually. It is more affordable in terms of purchase price and energy consumption.

How to Use a Manual Washing Machine

You’ll need some effort to use the manual washing machine, but it’s relatively easy. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Start by filling the washing tub with water. Check the washing machine’s manual on the water level recommendation depending on your load size.

You can use a hose or bucket to add water to the machine. Make sure you add enough water to fully submerge your clothes.

2. Add in your preferred laundry detergent to the water. You may go for liquid detergents since it dissolves better and rinses out more easily than detergent powders.

3. Load your clothes in the washing tub. Make sure not to overload it! Check if the tub has enough space for the clothes to move around freely.

4. Select the wash cycle. Most manual washing machines have dials or levels for different settings.

5. Once the wash cycle is done, drain the dirty water from the tub. Look for the spout, drain plug, or hose and make sure the water will flow to the nearest drain.

6. Refill the tub with clean water and do another cycle to rinse your clothes. You may have to do this for 2-3 times more to ensure all the soap is gone.

7. After rinsing, use the manual washing machine spin tub to remove excess water. Transfer all clothes into the tub and do one cycle to dry your clothes faster.

Tips in Using A Washing Machine: Manual Edition

Apart from the basics, here are some tips when using a manual washing machine:

  • Sort clothes before doing the laundry. Separate clothes with delicate fabrics, whites, and darks to prevent color bleeding. 
  • Check all pockets and remove any loose items.
  • Pre-soak clothes with heavy stains so you’re sure to remove them.
  • Clean the manual washing machine every few months to avoid molds and soap buildup.

Compared with an automatic washing machine, you may need more effort to use a manual washer. But it does the job! By following this guide, you can make laundry days more convenient even by yourself—through piles of dirty clothes.

Once you decide to upgrade, here’s a guide on the Best Washing Machine Brands in the Philippines. And in case you may need to hve your washing machine repaired, a Teko technician is just a few clicks away. Read here to know how to book Best Washing Machine Repair Service.