How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Many people think a washing machine is a self-cleaning machine, but it isn’t. It needs to be cared for and cleaned every once in a while.


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At times, when you overlook the cleaning process of your washing machine, it starts stinking, and sometimes it even does not clean your clothes properly.\

Worry not, as we have outlined a process to clean your washing machine thoroughly:

Run the machine with hot water on an empty load once a month.

Step 1:

Clear the drum. Using a dry cloth, clear all the lint from the drum walls.

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Step 2:

Make a solution. Mix ¼ a cup of baking soda with ¼ a cup of water. Add this solution to your machine’s detergent container. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the drum and run an empty load at high heat.

Step 3:

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Technique. Post the empty load, clean and scrub all the dirty spots with the rough side of a sponge dipped in a solution of one ¼ a cup of vinegar and ¼ a cup of water. Also, do not forget to clean the rubber seal and the lint filter using the same solution.

Step 4:

Final move. To maintain freshness, use detergents made for high-efficiency machines. Keep the drum dry between cycles, clear the detergent drawer, lint filter, and clean the gasket whenever required.

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