A washing machine is not an easy object to clean. Just wiping the surface with a damp cloth is often not enough. Difficulty to access parts requires special care.
How to clean the washing machine powder tray
Remove the structure from the compartment and clean the surfaces with soap, hot water, and an old toothbrush.
The coating containing chlorine with a toilet bowl cleaner will also help to cope with mold and mildew. In the presence of strong contamination just fill them with a tray and leave for 1-2 hours, and then proceed to clean.
How to clean the washing machine under the gum
Mix bleach with warm water in a 1: 1 ratio, soak a rag in the solution and, pulling back the rubber gasket, go over all internal surfaces.
In the presence of heavy dirt and mold, leave the towel soaked in the solution under the pad for half an hour. Then remove the cloth and remove dirt with a sponge or toothbrush.
How to clean the drum
Pour 100 ml of chlorine bleach into the drum of the machine and start washing at a temperature not lower than 60 degrees C, Without linen, of course.
You can use citric acid to remove scale. Pour 100 g into the drum and run the wash at maximum temperature. Ideal if the mode will include a double rinse. Then the raid will be removed by 100%.
Mix a small amount of water and soda in a 1: 1 ratio and pour the solution into the compartment for detergent. Pour some vinegar into the drum itself: no more than 400 ml. Set the maximum temperature and let the machine do almost all the work for you. Then remove the remaining dirt with a sponge and wipe the drum dry. Plaque, mold and unpleasant smell will disappear without a trace.
How to clean the heater from scale
Citric acid will again help to get rid of the scale on the electric heater. The amount of powder depends on the degree of contamination, but on average a machine with a load of 5 kg requires 250 g. Pour 200 g into the powder compartment, and 50 into the drum and start washing at the maximum temperature.
More aggressive acetic acid is also able to cope with scum. It is enough to add 50 ml of vinegar in the container for the air conditioner and turn on the machine. Be careful: vinegar can damage the rubber elements.
How to clean the drain filter
Usually, the filter is located in the lower part of the front side of the machine behind the plastic cover.
Put a dry towel on the floor, place a container under the cover: when you take out the filter, water may run out of the machine. Now feel free to open the lid and pull out the stopper.
Manually remove all trash that has collected inside. If necessary, clean the surface with a detergent and wipe dry.
How to clean the drain hose
While cleaning the drum with soda and vinegar, the drain hose is also cleaned. But if there is a serious blockage, it is necessary to take additional measures.
Unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet and shut off the water supply. Disconnect the hose from the machine (water may pour out in the process, so be sure to substitute the container).
Now you can start cleaning. For it uses a kevlar cable with a non-metallic (!) Brush at the end. First, clean the hose on one side, then the other, and at the end, rinse it under running hot water.
How to clean a top-loading washing machine
Cleaning is done at the highest temperature. First, pour 2-3 cups of vinegar into the water and let the machine mix the solution for a couple of minutes.
Then add half a cup of baking soda. Let the components react, then turn off the instrument and let it soak. It takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
While the inside of the machine is being cleaned, take care of the rest of its parts. Mix vinegar and water in a 1: 1 ratio and wipe the surface of the device with a solution, clean the powder compartment.
When the machine is wet, resume washing. Wait until all the water has drained and removed the remaining dirt with a sponge.
Recommendations for the care of a washing machine
To keep your cleaning machine as clean as long as possible, try to follow these tips:
Do not use too much powder. The excess detergent may accumulate inside the machine.
Clean clothes from heavy dirt before washing.
Use special anti-scale agents.
After washing, leave the door open. So you’ve reduce the risk of fungus formation.
From time to time, make an empty machine work at maximum temperature.
Hot water in itself copes well with small pollution.