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How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Jul 2, 2008
Cleaning washing machines are important. Washing machines are engaged with detergent deposit, mineral deposits, dirty water and including the washing of diapers so you should keep your washing machine clean and in superb condition.

Most dishwashers, bathtubs and sinks could get dirty even though their job is to clean things. The same goes for your washing machine - it could become a mess with all the washing, dirt and soils from your used laundry. The dirt washed out with soap and water and other dirt particles could be left behind in your washing machine.

As such, it's important for you periodically clean and divests this filth away. Every time you wash your clothes, detergents and hard water builds up and accumulates inside hoses, pump and tubs. This could be the reason why a washing machine could not perform well and this may be cause future problems with clothes, diapers and other things you wash.

Steps to cleaning

In cleaning your washing machine, there are four general steps to follow.

Step #1

Release grime and soap by putting lemon juice or two cup vinegar along with hot water.

Step #2

Remove the container of the fabric softener and bathe it in a detergent with hot water. Cleaning the bleach dispenser is done using Q-tips, paper towels and spray cleaner. The top rim of wash bucket is usually being forgotten to clean because it is hardly seen and it could easily becomes dirty.

Step #3

After this, put in a hot water and run the washer. While the washing machine is running, check all the hoses for leaks because this may lead to leaks and bursts. It is good to practice maintenance in checking hoses periodically for any signals of leaks and weaknesses. Make sure that your hoses are replaced because manufacturers recommend replacing a new hose in every 5 years because this could be a mess if not replaced.

Step #4

After soaking the container of the fabric softener, replace one and don't forget to polish up the exterior part of washing machine by using cloth towel and vinegar. You can now wash happily with a better washing machine.

The above steps should be able to help you to clean your washing machines effectively. If there are still odors remaining, it is very likely that some inner parts of the washing machines have been clogged up with dirt particles. Check to see if your washer is still under warranty. If it is still warranty period, send it to your vendor for repairs.
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