How to clean smelly washing machine

Have you noticed an awful odour in your washing machine? It probably needs a thorough cleaning and some TLC, that’s all. Here’s how to clean a smelly washing machine.


Try These Super Simple Ways to Deodorise Your Washing Machine
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Due to regular usage, your washing machine mostly remains damp. If kept unclean, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mould, which can leave an odour, and also leave your clothes unclean and smelling dirty. We list a few tips which will tell you how to get rid of that smell in your washing machine. Here's how to restore the freshness of your machine.

All you have to do is try these simple tips to easily remove unwanted odours from your washing machine.

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1) Clean the Body

In a bowl, mix water and vinegar, one cup of each. Dampen a clean cloth with this solution and thoroughly wipe your machine. You can use the same solution to clean the gasket as well. Repeat the process if needed.


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2) Clean the Soap Dispensers

 Make a solution of 2 cups of baking soda, 2 cups of warm water and 2 tsp. of your preferred dishwashing liquid. Rinse the soap dispenser with plain water. Then gently scrub it using this solution, and rinse again with plain water. Pat dry with a clean microfibre cloth. While rinsing, concentrate on the corners as those are the spots where most of the mould gets accumulated. Use an old, clean toothbrush to scrub hard-to-reach places, if any.

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Mix one cup of hot water, one cup of baking soda and two cups of vinegar in a bowl. Fill your washer with water, pour this solution directly into the drum and run on the longest wash cycle with hot water. This solution will help clear the dirt residue in your washing machine and also kill off bacteria, thereby deodorising it.

4) Ensure Proper Ventilation

Because the drum of your washing machine remains moist from regular usage, it’s important to keep your machine’s door open between loads to allow ventilation. Freely circulating air can prevent the build-up of mould.

So you see, a little care after each use can banish foul odours from your washing machine. 

Try these easy ways to keep your washing machine smelling fresh always!

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