To remove rust from a washing machine, clean the machine, and inspect it for rusted areas. Using a repair kit, repaint the areas of rust with a porcelain coating.
- Fill the tub with hot water
Fill your washing machine tub with hot water tub to its highest capacity. Use the hottest temperature setting. Add 1 quart of chlorine bleach to the hot water.
- Run the wash, rinse and spin cycles
Run the washing machine on the longest wash, rinse and spin cycles available.
- Refill the tub with hot water
Fill the tub of the washing machine with hot water again. Make sure you use the settings for the largest load and hottest water. Add 1 quart of distilled white vinegar to the water.
- Run the wash, rinse and spin cycles again
Run the washing machine on the longest wash, rinse and spin cycles.
- Clean the dispensers
Clean the dispensers using heated white vinegar. Soak removable dispensers, and pour hot vinegar in the ones you cannot remove. Run the washing machine using normal settings and cycles.
- Inspect for rust
Using a flashlight, search for the areas of rust.
- Use the repair kit as directed
Use the washer drum repair kit to repair any areas of rust. Carefully follow the instructions provided in the kit.