Washing Machine Guides

How to load your washing machine correctly for best results

Overloading and even underloading your Beko washing machine can cause noise and drainage problems when you run a washing program. Here are some tips for correctly loading your machine to get the best results:

  1. Avoid putting just one, highly absorbent item of laundry into your washing machine – such as a dressing gown or towel. The item will absorb too much water causing excessive movement of the washing machine while it is running. Add some other small laundry items to the drum to balance the load.
  2. Check any pockets to make sure that there are no loose items such as coins or hairclips that could cause damage or problems such as slow draining, increased noise and extended cycle times.
  3. Turn any clothes with a zipper inside out to minimise noise, damage to other garments in the drum and to preserve colour in your clothes.
  4. Do not overload the appliance, this will cause the washing machine to be unbalanced. You should be able to comfortably fit your hand into the top of the drum when you have loaded all of your laundry in.
  5. Make sure no laundry items are stuck between the door and rubber gasket when you close the door.

Different washing programs can handle different loads of laundry, to find out more, take a look at our guide to loading your washing machine for different programs and laundry types.

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†Source Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 2020 ed, as per major appliances definition, retail volume sales in units, 2019 data