How to clean a washing machine
To extend the life of your washing machine, you should clean it from time to time. This includes not only the external, but also the internal cleaning of the drum from scale and filter from dirt. The country of the Soviets will tell you how to clean the washing machine.
The breakdown of the washing machine is not only caused by its improper operation, but also by the presence of scale inside the drum or dirt in the filter. Like any other household appliances, the washing machine should be cleaned of dirt so that it will serve you for a very long time. Let's see how to clean the washing machine.
Every home appliance manufacturer makes an instruction that describes the proper care and cleaning. Therefore, before cleaning the washing machine, carefully read the instructions so that you can accurately know all the directions and features of this process.
Cleaning the exterior of the washing machine
Outside, cleaning the washing machine is very simple.
- First remove all the stains that appeared on the body of the machine, with a sponge moistened in a warm solution of dishwashing detergent.
- Pay special attention to the car door. All the cracks around it should be well cleaned because they accumulate the greatest amount of dirt.
On a note! To clean the door and rubber seal slots, you can use a toothbrush.
The easiest is already behind, now you need to clean the drum and the filter of the washing machine. In this case, we remove all dirt from the filter, and remove the inner part of the drum from scale.
Cleaning the filter the washing machine
Why do I need a filter in the washing machine? Naturally, any dirt and hair does not clog the drain hose of the machine. A filter that has not been cleaned for a long time can cause an unpleasant smell from the machine and even lead to its breakage. Therefore, cleaning the washing machine filter is very important.
It is recommended to clean the filter every 3 months.
- Open the cover panel, behind which is the filter.
- Take any sufficiently deep bowl into which you will merge water from the emergency drain hose.
- The drain hose should be emptied before pulling the filter.
- Make sure that the water in the drain hose no more, only now you can pull the filter.
On a note! From the filter, a small amount of water can pour out, so just in case, put a rag near the washing machine.
Cleaning washing machine drum
The drum of the washing machine also requires careful care. Lime deposits on the inside of the drum often lead to breakage of the washing machine. Therefore, it is simply necessary to remove lime in the washing machine in a timely manner.
You can buy various water softening powders to use them with each wash from the very first day of operation of the machine, and you will be able to reduce the amount of scale that will be deposited on the TEN. But still, cleaning the drum of a washing machine will never be superfluous.
You can use special expensive tools or resort to a good proven method: cleaning with citric acid. Cleaning the machine with citric acid does not take you very long.
- Pour 6-10 packs of citric acid in a Cup for supplying washing powder
- Turn the machine on the longest wash cycle.
- In this case set to the maximum wash temperature. If you have a boiling mode, you can use them.
Citric acid is absolutely harmless for TEN and rubber hoses inside the machine. You can clean the machine with citric acid once every six months.
Separately it is worth mentioning that often from the drum of the washing machine an unpleasant smell spreads. To eliminate the smell, you should not only clean the machine and filter, but also to ventilate the drum.
After each wash, leave the door slightly open. If you still can not eliminate the unpleasant odor, try pouring a little bleach into the drum and starting washing the machine without laundry.
If you follow all the instructions clearly, your machine will serve you very long. And now, when you know how to clean an automatic machine, caring for your equipment will not be very difficult for you.
And every time I go to the rinse aid compartment (instead of it, because the rinse contains chemicals that can cause allergies) I add 9 percent vinegar, up to the MAX mark. This is approximately 50-70 ml. This helps keep the machine clean and also softens the laundry. Removes also an excessive "fragrance" from a detergent or gel (recently they are excessively flavored!). I use this way for 10-15 years - cars (and I have 3), as new!
bleach in general can not be poured into the washing machine in any case
You directly inspired me to a general cleaning, I must try! And so I try to observe the prevention, I always add Calgon to soften the water, wipe it from moisture and air it.