Vinegar and bleach are excellent dishwasher cleaning agents, but they should be used separately. Vinegar can be used as part of a weekly cleaning routine, whereas bleach only needs to be used if there is staining or mold.
Vinegar can bleach hair. Vinegar is an inexpensive and natural bleaching agent.
Mixing bleach with vinegar causes a chemical reaction that releases chlorine gas, which can be very dangerous. Chlorine gas attacks the mucous membranes, causing painful burning in the eyes, throat and lungs. Inhaling chlorine gas can cause pulmonary edema, which can, in severe cases, be fatal.
Whether you use your washing machine several times daily or a few times per week, it gets dirty after a while. Clean and maintain the appliance that is responsible for keeping your clothes clean with a few simple steps.
To clean a washing machine, wipe down the outside, run an empty machine with detergent and bleach and then run it again with only vinegar to remove soap scum and hard water stains. Clean the fabric softener dispenser in the kitchen sink, or run vinegar through it.
To clean with vinegar, mix together one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. Test the solution on a small area, and then spray the entire surface to be cleaned. Wait a minute for the cleaner to loosen dirt, and wipe with a soft cloth.
White vinegar is a popular household cleaner because of its high level of acidity and multiple uses. It can kill mold, bacteria and some germs.
To clean the inside of a washing machine, fill the drum of the machine with hot water and add one of several cleaning solutions, including bleach, baking soda and vinegar. After the drum of water and solution has soaked, allow the cycle to run and the water to drain.
Types of washing machines include traditional top-loading washers, high-efficiency top-loading washers, front-loading washers and compact washers. As its names indicates, top-loading washers require users to load from the top of the unit. Clothes are loaded from the front of front-loading washers.
Washing machines are primarily made of sheet steel. Usually, the spin tub is made of steel with a porcelain coating. Plastic parts also constitute a small part of a washing machine assembly.