Washing machine: Cleaning tips and tricks

Like other machines, washing machine also need our attention, regular cleaning and maintenance to help the machine proper functioning, otherwise, we may face the problem of unclean clothes or we can say it will not do its work properly.

Proper care of machine leads to the durability of the washing machine.

Required materials for cleaning the washing machine.

We do get commercial cleaning solution in the market, but along with it we can use products easily found in our houses.

  1. A scrubbing sponge
  2. Dishwashing liquid
  3. Distilled white vinegar
  4. An old toothbrush
  5. Baking soda

Cleaning of the washing machine with front loading.

Washing machine with front loading is different from the washing machine with top loading.

  1. We need to empty the machine, if there are clothes remove them all, we must not forget to remove small items as socks and ties and handkerchief.
  2. Before cleaning different parts of the washing machine, cleaning detergent tray would be an appropriate Separate the tray from the machine. Clean it with the help of warm water and dishwashing liquid. If you can find traces use an old brush, toothbrush, to remove it.
  3. After tray, move onto tray house. Use a toothbrush to clean the corners as our hand would not reach up to there. For cleaning either use dish washing detergent or baking soda, and water.
  4. Now it’s time to clean the filter. Remove the filter cap and the clogged filter as well. Remove all the dirt and other particles which are trapped over there in the net. Now, clean it with dishwasher and warm water.
  5. Replace the detergent tray, now put a mixture of vinegar, water, and some baking soda in the tray and also baking soda in the secondary tray, so that it is released later.
  6. Now turn on the washing machine, let it complete full wash cycle. We need to set at highest water temperature. After completing the machine is fully cleaned. If you think necessary, repeat the step.
  7. Now, wipe out the exterior part of the machine. You can use water and vinegar’s mixture. To wipe out you can use a sponge. Rubber seal must be given special attention. Clean all parts including door as it may hub with mould and bacteria.
  8. You can also run the machine without clothes for light cleaning but must consider that we must run a full This will help to clean filters regularly to remove any dirt if trapped in the filter.

Cleaning of top loading of the washing machine.

Washing machine with top loading must be clean regularly. The steps of cleaning are similar with few differences.

  1. As before removing all the clothes and linen from the washing machine before starting the cleaning process. Don’t forget to remove small items such as socks and ties and handkerchief from machine drum.
  2. To clean the fabric softener and bleach dispenser lets carefully use a solution of vinegar and water. This solution helps to soften any hardened clumps of softener and help to clean it completely.
  3. Now let’s fill the washing machine drum with the hottest water possible and let’s add a quart of vinegar. Pour this solution into the machine. Now allow the machine to spin a little to mix the mixture by closing the lid.
  4. After some time, pause the machine to add some of the baking soda. Leave it for an hour or more. This will help the solution to loosen any dirt formed at the walls of the drum.
  5. Clean the exterior part with vinegar and water solution. The exterior part includes hinges, lids and also rubber seals.
  6. After one hour, restart the machine, let the machine complete a full wash cycle and also drain the water from the drum.
  7. To clean the dirt and smell completely repeat the process once again.
  8. After cleaning it is better to keep the lid open for some time just to let the moisture escape. This process also helps to get rid of the smell as well.
  9. You can also run the machine without clothes for light cleaning but must consider that we must run a full This will help to clean filters regularly to remove any dirt if trapped in the filter.

At last.

It’s good to clean the machine regularly, as directed by the technicians, they asked to do once in six months. Cleaning gives the machine rid from all dirt and smells, it might be from hard water or from the detergent. If you use the machine more, clean it frequently or little later, as you use it.

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Happy cleaning.