Sources of grease and dirt in Washing Machines
When tidying the house from top to bottom, whether for your comfort or in preparation for a move, pay attention to cleaning the interior of the laundry machine. The grease that washes from the garments collects on the drum, door, and rubber seals, so it’s important to use a good quality washing machine descaler. Our 3-in-1 washing machine and dishwasher limescale remover & cleaner is approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute and hygienically cleans and sanitizes all brands of washing machines and dishwashers.
Steps of degreasing a washing machine
- Pour the contents of a washing machine degreaser sachet into the drum. Start a cycle at 60°C without pre-wash. The appliance must be empty. Do not add additional detergent during treatment. It is recommended to use it once a month
- If the empty machine still has a bad smell, rerun it. Fill the detergent tray with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar this time. Use the highest setting once more.
- In a basin of boiling water, dilute a small amount of detergent. Clean the rubber gaskets around the machine's door, and any inside gaps where the door shuts with a toothbrush dipped in the solution.
- Using the detergent mix, wet a towel. Use it to clean the inside of the washing machine lid.
Descaling a washing machine has various steps and different options. Limescale layers can be eliminated, and your devices' internal components can be refreshed using vinegar or lemon juice. Use either liquid instead of your regular cleanser in a large cup and perform a typical washing operation in the machine.
The fastest way to improve the smell of a washing machine is to clean the surface areas and places where grease may collect. Spray washing machine degreaser or white vinegar onto a damp towel and rub it along the edges, front, and top of the lid of your upper washer, making sure to cover every inch of space of the device. Then, use an old brush to reach the dirty areas in the machine's fabric softener and soap receptacles.
How to deep clean a washing machine
Use water and detergent or an all-purpose cleanser to completely clear out the waste from the rubber gasket around the lid of a front-loading washer to eliminate grease. After that, use degreaser to scrub the door's exterior and interior until they are spotless. Take care to thoroughly clean the front of the washer, such as the control panel and buttons, where hard water may cause damage.
You may find it difficult to degrease a washing machine, especially the first time you try. If you make this cleaning routine a regular part of your household chores it will become easier over time.