Do you really know how to maintain your washing machine? 6 things to do to clean it and avoid mold

6 things to do to have a really clean washing machine

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This is a sad fact but most washing machines are not very clean and the reason is simple: First, many people who fail to do routine maintenance such as filter and seal.

Secondly, most users have the bad habit of closing the door a little too quickly after a cleaning cycle.

Result? The machine gets dirty and quickly becomes a nest of bacteria where the mold is proliferating. In short, not the place to clean clothes.

To prevent the mold from growing and to ensure you have a really clean and functional machine at full capacity, here are six (6) things to keep in mind:

GREAT BI-ANNUAL CLEANING

  • Twice a year, it is imperative to clean and descale the inside of the machine by pouring 1 liter of white vinegar into the drum.
  • Launch a short cycle at 30 degrees (no spin).

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CLEANING LAUNDRY BINS

  • Remove them completely to rinse with warm water. You can also scrub them with a toothbrush.
  • Make sure the bins are completely dry before reinserting them.

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CLEANING THE SEAL

  • Eliminate as much as possible the residues that are stuck inside.
  • Then gently remove it and wipe it off with a dry cloth. If the seal is dirty or contaminated with mildew, clean it with bleach and dry thoroughly before putting it back in place.

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MAINTENANCE OF THE DRUM

  • Every month, cycle empty without detergent at 90 degrees.
  • Always leave the machine door open when the machine is not in operation. This will prevent the formation of mold.

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MAINTENANCE OF THE EVACUATION PIPE

  • Do not neglect it because the accumulated deposits can contribute to the unpleasant odors emanating from the machine.
  • Rinse it and then clean the inside with diluted white vinegar and a cloth. Dry the hose completely before putting it back in place. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the process.

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MAINTENANCE OF THE FILTER

  • To do its job properly, the filter must be free of dirt.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and let it dry before putting it back in place.
  • ** CAUTION: Be sure to replace it before leaving the machine.

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