Your washing machine cleans the clothes and removes all the dust from the fabric, but who cleans her?
But all the dust and all kinds of dirt particles must deposit somewhere, right? Find out how to clean the washing machine in order to get clean laundry and free of dangerous germs.
Disinfect the washing machine
If you want to get rid of degrading bacteria that can accumulate inside the washing machine and inside its water pipes, use vinegar.
Turn on a program that uses hot water, but instead of using detergent just put two cups of vinegar. Leave the washing machine empty (no laundry inside) and rinse the entire system with this disinfectant solution.
Remove the soap residue
The washing detergent you use, either liquid or solid, leaves build-up traces inside the detergent holder, on the drum’s rubber (for front-door washing machine types), etc.
Use a solution of baking soda, vinegar and warm water and rub with a sponge or toothbrush every such piece of the washing machine.
Rinse the detergent holder in water with vinegar (if it is removable).
Rinse all the components with hot water
If you’ve finished cleaning each removable piece (drum’s rubber and the door) you need to rinse everything now.
Turn on the washing machine and run the cotton program on maximum temperature without using detergent or vinegar (no laundry inside).
The boiling water will remove build-up soap residue, the remaining threads inside the pipes and all the bacteria.
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