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.
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 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.
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.
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Use a washing machine by adding detergent, filling the machine with clothes, setting the temperature, selecting the correct cycle and starting the machine. Once you start the machine, it completes the cycle, and your clothes are ready to dry.
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.
White vinegar is an effective natural cleaner for washing machines. The acerbic nature of the vinegar removes soap residue, grime and bacteria from the washer. The vinegar is poured into the soap dispenser and run through a wash cycle.