Washing machine need a bit of cleansing to give you that clean and germ free clothes every time you uses it. Cleaning your washing machine on a regular basis can increase the life span of your washing machine. Like every other thing your washing machine also need some cleaning. To remove that dust, dirt and germs which get deposited in it while washing clothes in it. Cleaning your washing machine is a easier process if you follow the steps given below.
Tip: Always read the instruction manual given by the manufacturer carefully before you start cleaning your washing machine.
Things to watch out for: Run the wash cycle without adding cloth to the washer. Never mix chemicals as this can be dangerous.
Things you will require:
5.Dish soap ( for outer part )
6.Scrub pad ( for outer part )
8.Washing machine cleaner
Steps: How to clean your washing machine
1.Unplug your washing machine.
2.Clean the outside of your washing machine. Make a mixture by mixing some dish soap in water, apply the mixture on the scrub pad and start cleaning the outer part by using that scrub. Wipe the machine again by using a damp and clean scrub pad. Rub the machine gently to avoid any scratches.
3.Empty your washing machine before you start cleaning the inner part. You can use white vinegar as a cleaner to clean the inside of your washing machine. Turn it on and set the water temperature to hot. Add one cup of white vinegar or lemon juice to your washing machine. Once the solution is added let the machine go through the washing cycle until it is finished. You can also use a washing machine cleanser. The washing machine cleanser can be used on a routine basis to keep your washing machine smell and germ free.
4.After that drain out the water and refill it again and this time add bleach into your washer, as it fills it with water. Let the washing machine run it’s course until it is finished. Drain out the water and turn off the machine. Wipe the washer with a clean and wet cloth. Turn on the machine and let the washer run a full wash cycle by using warm water again.
5.Rust stain can be removed by using one cup lime juice or you can also use rust remover which is available in the market. Fill the washing machine with hot water and add some lime juice in it. Let it run through the whole wash cycle after that drain out the water. Then wipe the washing machine with a clean wet cloth.
6.Run the washing machine through one more wash cycle by using hot water. This will clean all the cleansers which you have added in it and you will get a sparkling germ free washing machine.
Frequently asked questions:
1.How can i remove the stain from my washing machine—If the stains are because of hard water deposits you can use vinegar to remove that type of stains. If the stains are because of rust you can use lime juice or rust remover to clean that stains.
2.How can i remove the smell from my washing machine—Generally the smell come from bacterial growth or mold and mildew build up. Run your washing machine by filling it with hot water and adding some bleach in it or you can also use vinegar in it. This will remove all the smell as these things can kill all that smell.
3.How often should i clean my washing machine—If you are cleaning it with normal water after every time you washes your clothes in it then you need not worry too much. Just clean it once a month by using cleanser like bleach, vinegar and lime juice.