How to Clean Your Washing Machine

How to Clean Your Washing Machine?

How to clean your washing machine?

In a market, you will find fully automatic washing machine, half automatic or manual washing machine. All of them require maintenance and cleaning practice to keep them in a working condition.

Washing machine used to clean and wash the clothes. It removes stains and dirt from the clothes without damaging them in a minimal water usage. If your washing machine isn’t cleaned from the inside then clothes won’t be clean properly. Regular cleaning requires for your washing machine maintenance. Washing machine can gets dirty because of left over liquid, washing powder, clogged water pipe, filter and washing machine bowl.

To clean the washing machine, you require a few basic kitchen items such as baking soda, white vinegar, salt, and dish washing liquid.

Types of washing machine:

Front loaded washing machine
Top loaded washing machine

How to clean Top loaded washing machine?

Make a paste of 1/2 cup of backing soda (bicarbonate soda) and 2 cup white vinegar in a bowl. Pour this mixture in a washing machine and start the machine to fill pit the water. Pause your washing machine for 30-40 minutes so mixture can start it’s effect. Start washing machine in a hot water complete cycle of 40-60 minutes.

Use your washing machine instructions to clean the filter. Disconnect the water pipe and clean thoroughly from inside so it doesn’t create mould inside it. Wipe down Outer surface of washing machine with the wet microfiber cloth. It will remove the dust, mark and water stain. Toothbrush can easily remove the dust inside the washing machine barrels. If you have separate part for pouring dish washing liquid/ powder then remove it to wash. You can clean this plastic container with the dish washing liquid or soapy water. Rinse well and put it aside to dry.

How to clean Front loaded Washing machine?

Front loaded washing machine is easy to wash with the 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 2 spoons baking soda (bicarbonate soda). Pour this mixture directly to the detergent compartment so it can remove the residual detergent and dirt. Start the washing machine with the full cycle of 40-50 minutes, and use hot water settings for cleaning wash.

Use scrubber or brush to remove mould from the detergent container and wash with the hot water. Put in a sunny place to dry them completely. Front door seal requires scrubbing and cleaning after every wash. Front loading washing machine requires to clean the filter according to the company instructions.

General tips for your washing machine:

  • Use minimum detergent as per company guidelines.
  • Don’t put extra detergent otherwise it leave the leftover detergent marks on the cloth.
  • After wash, you need to keep dispenser drawer open so water can dry.
  • Door seal may have leftover water, you need to wipe down the door seal with the dry cloth after every wash.
  • Follow all instructions from the washing machine guidebook.
  • Don’t load your clothes over washing machine’s capacity. It won’t help you to wash the cloth properly.

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