Step-by-step: this is how you clean your washing machine

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This is how you clean your washing machine

To maintain your washing machine properly, it’s important to clean it on a regular basis. This isn’t just better for the machine itself, but also for the things you wash in it. It’s not that much work to give your washer a good clean. We’ll give you a step by step guide on how to do it exactly!

You’ll have a perfectly clean washer in just a few steps.

Step 1

Step one is the drum of the machine. Get a kitchen towel and use it to wipe clean the rubber seal around the drum. This is one of the spots where a lot of dirt can stay behind after you’ve used the machine, and this can cause fat lice. Properly clean the rubber, and also get the paper towel behind the seal. You’ll notice you’ll wipe away a lot of grey and black dirt.

Step 2

Step two is the soap drawer. Take the drawer of the machine (in most machines, they’re loose and can simply be taken out) and wash it by hand. Dampen a cloth with water and a bit of all-purpose cleaner and use it to wipe the compartment where you usually put the detergent. Some detergent and grease is usually left behind here and this can cause nasty smells. Dry the drawer and place it back into the machine.

Step 3

Pour a little bit of cleaning vinegar or white vinegar into the drum and let the machine run at 90 degrees without anything in it. In the meantime, clean the outside of the machine with a damp cloth and some all-purpose cleaner. Clear away any mess or clutter that’s accumulated on top of the machine and clean away all the dust and dirt on the outside of the machine. Your machine will be as good as new!

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Source: Libelle | Image: video still