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Quick & Easy Tips to Deep Clean Washing Machine

Quick & Easy Tips to Deep Clean Washing Machine

There are different methods to deep clean your washing machine, depending on the type of machine and the tools you have such as vinegar, baking soda, microfiber cloths, rubber gloves, a shallow basin, and a small scrub brush. Here are some general steps that you can follow:

1. For top-loading washing machines, you need to clean the filter, the soap dispenser, the agitator, and the drum.

You can use vinegar, baking soda, bleach, or washing machine cleaner tablets for this purpose. Some of the steps are:

    • Remove the filter and dispenser from the machine and soak them in hot water and vinegar. Use a toothbrush to scrub away any dirt or mold.
    • Remove the top of the agitator and soak it in bleach diluted with warm water. Use a spray cleaner and a scrub brush to clean the agitator itself. Remove any debris or gunk that may be stuck inside.

  • Add about two cups of vinegar or bleach, or one washing machine cleaner tablet, to the detergent dispenser.
  • Run a hot water cycle to clean the drum of the machine. You can also add some baking soda to the drum for extra cleaning power.
  • Wipe down the inside of the drum with a microfiber cloth to remove any residue.
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2. For front-loading washing machines, you need to clean the filter, the detergent drawer, the rubber gasket around the door, and the drum.

You can use vinegar, baking soda, bleach, or washing machine cleaner tablets for this purpose. Some of the steps are:

    • Place a shallow basin under the filter door and slowly unscrew the filter. Drain the water and remove any hair or debris from the filter. Use a small brush and vinegar to clean the filter and rinse it with water. Put the filter back into the machine and screw it tightly.
    • Pull out the detergent drawer and soak it in hot water and vinegar. Use a toothbrush to scrub away any dirt or mold. Rinse the drawer with fresh water and put it back into the machine.
    • Wipe down the rubber gasket around the door with a microfiber cloth. Use a toothbrush and vinegar to clean the crevices of the gasket. Remove any debris or gunk that may be trapped between the gasket and the door.

  • Add about two cups of vinegar or baking soda, or one washing machine cleaner tablet, to the detergent drawer. Run a cleaning cycle or a hot water cycle to clean the drum of the machine. You can also add some lavender essential oil to the vinegar for a pleasant smell.
  • Wipe down the inside of the drum with a microfiber cloth to remove any residue.

By following these steps, you can deep clean both types of washing machines and keep them smelling fresh and working efficiently. You should do this at least once a month, or more often if you notice any bad odors or poor performance. You should also leave the door and the dispenser drawer open after each wash to prevent mold growth. I hope this helps! 😊.

Have a wonderful day! 😊

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