Cleaning a washing machine is something we should all be doing regularly. Not just to reduce bacteria, but also to prevent our beloved machines from breaking down.
However, not many people know how to go about doing it.
We have found a lot of our customers ask us “how do you clean a washing machine?”. So as a leading domestic appliance repair company in the UK, we thought we’d put a handy guide together!
Clogged filters is one of the leading problems which cause a machine to break down (check your manufacturer’s manual if you’re not sure where it’s located.)
This is the rubber bit between the door and the drum. Simply rub it down with half measures of water and vinegar if mould is present. Between washes, leave the door slightly ajar. This will help prevent any mould build up on the washing machine door seal
Most machine models allow you to simply pull this drawer out and give it a good wash under the sink tap, or in the dishwasher. However, be careful not to force it!
You should aim to do this as often as possible, around once a month. If you wash a lot of greasy or heavily soiled clothes, then try and do this more often to avoid an issue from building up.
If you’ve tried cleaning your machine with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and your machine is still emitting a smell, then you could have mould lurking around inside your machine. There are two ways to tackle this:
We hope you find this guide helpful! For more information on how to maintain your machine, you might also want to read about how a washing machine works.