Well, your washing machine cleans your laundry, but who cleans the washing machine? All that dust, dirt and other textile particles have to gather somewhere, right? In this article you’ll find out how to clean properly your washing machine to last longer and not to ruin your clothes.
Disinfect the washing machine
If you want to get rid of grose bacteria that gather in your washing machine and through the pipes from which water flows over the laundry, use the vinegar.
Start the washing machine on a hot water program, and instead of laundry detergent put 2 cups of white vinegar. Let it wash, without laundry in it, the entire system with this natural disinfectant.
Wash and clean soap and laundry detergent traces
The laundry detergent, whether liquid or solid, leaves traces in the washing machine support, and on the rubber of the drum (in the case of front-loading washing machines).
Use a solution of baking soda, vinegar and hot water and rub with a sponge or old toothbrush each piece of it.
Rinse the entire detergent holder in water with vinegar, if it is detachable.
Rinse all components with hot water
If you have finished cleaning each detachable piece, the drum rubber tire and the scuttle, you should rinse everything thoroughly with hot water.
To rinse inside the washing machine and its other non-detachable pieces, start the hot water program to rinse all detergent traces and to get rid of textile threads. This way you’ll get rid of any stinky bacteria.