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6 Commercial Laundry Equipment Repair Tips and Tricks

In the bustling world of Laundromats, the seamless operation of machines is essential to your success, allowing you to bring in revenue while keeping your customers happy. 

Whether you’re a seasoned laundry business owner or just embarking on your entrepreneurial journey in the laundry industry, Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales, Inc. will equip you with valuable insights, expert tips, and practical strategies to keep your equipment running smoothly. 

1. Train Your Staff for Efficient Equipment Maintenance

Training your staff is a critical step in ensuring the efficient maintenance and repair of laundry equipment. A well-trained team helps prevent potential issues and responds promptly when challenges arise. 

Ongoing training is essential to keep your team up-to-date with the latest technologies and laundry industry best practices. Empower your staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, address, and resolve equipment issues effectively. 

Start by reviewing equipment manuals and getting an in-depth understanding of your washers, dryers, and other commercial equipment. Once your team understands the machines, you can regularly conduct hands-on troubleshooting exercises and participate in workshops to familiarize staff with practical problem-solving techniques. 

By investing in the training of your team, you not only enhance the overall functionality of your Laundromat but also contribute to a culture of excellence and professionalism within your business.

2. Invest in Genuine Alliance Laundry Systems Parts

Since 1968, our team has been committed to providing the right laundry equipment replacement parts to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. We believe investing in high-quality, genuine parts is a key component to effective laundry equipment maintenance.  The longevity and performance of your machines are directly influenced by the durability and reliability of the replacement parts you choose.

While cost is likely at the top of your priority list, finding a balance between affordability and quality ensures that you’re making a wise long-term investment. Our genuine Alliance Laundry Systems parts contribute to the smooth operation of your vended laundry equipment and reduce the frequency of breakdowns and the need for costly repairs.  

We offer an extensive inventory of factory-made genuine parts for Huebsch, Speed Queen, or UniMac commercial laundry equipment.  Contact our parts department at – parts@metropolitanmachinery.com

3. Respond Quickly to Equipment Issues

Maintaining a rapid and efficient response system to equipment issues is extremely important for you as a laundry business owner. Swift problem resolution directly impacts customer loyalty and the overall profitability of your Laundromat. 

Establishing a systematic approach to identifying and addressing issues quickly is imperative for your business.  Implementing a protocol for urgent repairs ensures that equipment downtime is minimized, reducing disruptions to your customers’ laundry routines. 

  • Designate a responsible staff member to assess the reported issue promptly.
  • Communicate the urgency of the situation to the maintenance team.
  • Maintain an inventory of critical replacement parts onsite to expedite the repair process.
  • Train staff to know what each error code means and implement temporary solutions when appropriate to minimize downtime.

A commercial laundry partner like Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales, Inc. is a great option when issues arise.  We are located in South Richmond Hill (Queens), New York. Whether you are in our neighborhood or the surrounding areas, feel free to drop in or contact our team at 1 (866) 448-7135 for quick responses to all your commercial laundry equipment needs.=

4. Leverage Technology for Efficient Repairs

Leveraging technology is a game-changer when it comes to efficient laundry equipment repairs. Integrating advanced diagnostic tools and predictive maintenance solutions can significantly enhance your repair processes.

By incorporating technology into your equipment and staff training programs, you empower your team to leverage online platforms for remote troubleshooting, reducing the need for on-site visits and minimizing downtime. 

Utilizing these innovative tools that are often built into your Huebsch or Speed Queen laundry equipment speeds up the identification of issues and allows for more accurate and targeted repairs. 

Technology loaded into all of our Huebsch and Speed Queen commercial laundry machinery allows you to monitor your machines remotely and receive real-time alerts.  These advancements include leak detection, wash alerts, and power assist modes that allow you full control of your equipment.  With real-time alerts, you can take swift action to address issues immediately and reduce downtime.  

Embracing technology as a strategic ally in your repair efforts not only enhances operational efficiency but also positions your business at the forefront of the commercial laundry industry’s technological advancements.

5. Set an Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Schedule

Regular equipment inspections and maintenance form the backbone of a successful laundry operation. Implementing a consistent and thorough inspection schedule is paramount to identifying potential issues before they escalate into major problems.

By creating a maintenance schedule that addresses key components and systems, you can proactively address wear and tear, prevent breakdowns, and maintain the efficiency of your machines.

  • Daily Inspections:
    • Check for any visible damage or abnormalities in the equipment.
    • Empty lint traps and filters to prevent blockages.
    • Wipe down equipment to prevent build-up and corrosion. 
  • Weekly Inspections:
    • Examine the condition of door gaskets and seals.
    • Check to make sure the water inlet valve is functioning properly.
    • Empty and clean coin slots and check for updates to your app payment systems to ensure they’re running smoothly.
  • Monthly Maintenance:
    • Verify the calibration of temperature and pressure settings.
    • Inspect and tighten electrical connections. 
  • Quarterly Maintenance:
    • Inspect the condition of drive belts and replace them if necessary. 
    • Clean and inspect the interior of equipment for any residue. 
  • Annual Maintenance: 
    • Schedule professional services like Metropolitan Laundry to conduct a comprehensive inspection. 
    • Conduct a calibration check on sensors and controls. 


Regular equipment check-ups save you from unexpected disruptions and showcase your commitment to providing reliable and high-quality laundry services to your customers.

6. Work With a Trusted Commercial Laundry Equipment Specialist 

Working with a trusted laundry equipment partner means you always have someone in your corner, ready to assist with choosing the right equipment & parts, answer questions, and quickly assist with maintenance needs. 

At Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales, Inc., our commitment is to provide you with best-in-class commercial washers, dryers, laundry payment systems, and ancillary products to help keep your laundry business up and running efficiently. 

You can experience a partnership far beyond the sale with Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales, Inc. We’ll work with you to choose the right Huebsch and Speed Queen vended laundry equipment for your business, as well as provide you with parts and services that you can rely on.

Our team has over 55 years of experience distributing industrial-grade commercial laundry equipment to laundry business owners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We can help you boost revenue and enhance the customer experience. Let our team help you find the right commercial laundry machinery for your business. Request a quote or call us today at 1 (866) 448-7135.

 

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