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5 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Commercial Laundry Equipment

By: JJones, 1/24/18

A laundromat, like any business, requires an investment of time and money. You need satisfied customers to build your business. The last thing you need is to have machines that break down, delaying the ability of your customers to have clean clothes to wear or sheets to sleep on. We understand that. That’s why we partner with some of the best brands in the business, such as Speed Queen and Huebsch, to provide reliable equipment, parts and service for your laundromat equipment. Here are 5 preventative maintenance tips from our partners that will help keep your equipment running at optimal capacity and looking great!

  1. Check the door lock for proper operation on a daily basis and leave the loading door open at the end of each day to allow moisture to evaporate.
  2. On washers, inspect the water inlet valve hose connections on the back of the machine for leaks on a daily basis, and check all hoses on a monthly basis for any visible signs of deterioration such as cracks, blisters or material wear. Immediately replace any hoses showing signs of deterioration and leaks.
  3. Thoroughly clean the tumbler every year. Have an authorized service representative perform this maintenance (be sure to give us a call and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment).
  4. Clean all lint from the lint compartment and lint screen daily to maintain proper airflow and avoid overheating. Inspect the exhaust duct for lint build-up after one year of service and clean if necessary. Inspect duct every one to two years as required thereafter.
  5. Clean the door glass and between the door glass and the door with a damp cloth.

Simple maintenance will prolong the life of your commercial laundry machines. And, please, don’t hesitate to call us if you need help maintaining your equipment. Our service reps have you covered, allowing your business to be fully operational as soon as possible and get you back to earning on your investment.

Yankee Equipment has been providing service to New England and upstate New York for more than 25 years. We have skilled service representatives conveniently located in your area.

Contact our service manager if you have any questions about your laundry equipment.

What is that sound?

By: TRistaino, 7/01/15

Have you ever stood in your laundry and wondered what that mysterious sound was? You didn’t hear it yesterday when making your rounds but today you hear it. It may be a thumping sound. It may be a high pitched whistle or a low pitch hum. It may be a grinding or a screeching sound. …

The Importance of Stocking Parts for your Laundry Equipment

By: JJones, 4/30/15

Machinery breaks down. It’s a truth of all industries that rely on equipment and the laundry industry is no different. So how do we keep your downtime on the equipment you depend on to a minimum? Preventative Maintenance programs and following proper maintenance schedules go a long way to keeping equipment of all ages in …

Annual Lint Cleaning

By: TRistaino, 10/09/13

As noted in previous articles the presence of lint in all laundries is a fact of life. We have written about what causes lint and how best to control it. Nonetheless, despite one’s best efforts lint will still be present in laundries. We have all heard of Spring and Fall cleaning as ritual around our …

CCI Card Concepts Laundry Card Reboot Procedure

By: JJones, 8/26/13

Card Concepts has posted a blog about the importance of and procedure involved with rebooting your LaundryCard X-Changer computer systems on a monthly basis. Below is a quick overview of the reasoning and a link to the posted procedure. It is recommended that you reboot your X-Changer computers on a monthly basis. Rebooting your LaundryCard …

Stocking Parts

By: TRistaino, 1/18/13

Years ago it was common for all laundry and dry cleaning operators to stock a good amount of repair parts at their location. Laundromats, hotels, skilled nursing care centers, commercial laundries, all had parts on their shelves.  It was relatively cheap insurance. Since UPS took 2 to 4 days depending on the distance travelled and …

Giving Thanks

By: TRistaino, 11/21/12

In 2000 I began riding in the Pan Mass Challenge which is a 190 mile two day cycling event to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Each rider solicits donations from family, friends, and colleagues. Our team captain at that time made it clear that a key element of fund raising was to thank …

Controlling Dryer Lint in Your Laundry Part 1

By: TRistaino, 10/23/12

If you manage any type of laundry lint is an everyday fact of life. Washers create lint. Dryers create lint. Most washer lint is discharged during the rinse cycles. If a lint interceptor has been installed in your laundry most lint washer lint will collect there. The lint interceptor will require periodic cleaning. Some washer …

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

By: TRistaino, 8/28/12

The title of this post is a well known admontion we have heard since we were kids. I daresay that those who are reading this now have taken it to heart and achieved a level of professional success by its constant application in many aspects of their business. We budget, strategize, analyze every month of …

Alliance Laundry Service Bulletin No. SE12-1R1

By: JJones, 7/19/12

On occasion Alliance Laundry Systems will send us useful Service Bulletins about machinery maintenance and procedures. In the effort to to provide this important information to our valued customers we will be posting these bulletins as we recieve them. The newest bulletin is #SE12-1R1 and covers the proper cleaning technique for Tumbler Baskets. Click on …

Genuine Speedqueen Parts

By: TRistaino, 5/29/12

Yankee sells genuine Speedqueen parts for your washers and dryers. What does that mean and why does that matter? “Genuine Speedqueen parts”  means that the replacement parts you purchase are guaranteed to be the correct part for your machine. They are the parts designed and authorized to be used in your specific machine. They are …