A washing machine is like a car, the more you maintain it the longer it lasts. If you feel that your machine is losing power, washing less well or giving off an unpleasant odor, it may be time to clean it!
To maintain your machine over the long term, pour 1L of white vinegar into the drum and run it at 30 ° without spinning. Inexpensive and very effective tip, it needs to be renewed twice a year to remove all bacteria and descale.
2.CLEAN THE LAUNDRY CONTAINERS
We don't always think about it, but machine maintenance also involves cleaning the detergent drawer. It could not be easier ! Rinse with lukewarm water then scrub with a brush, wipe dry, to remove any moisture responsible for mold!
3. CLEAN THE WASHING MACHINE SEALS
Remove the seals from the machine after removing all dirt. Rub them with liquid soap or bleach! Rinse and put them back!
4. MAINTAINING THE DRUM
It is important to maintain the rubber drum bellows properly! For this, once a month, run a machine “empty” at 90 °. Ventilate your machine well after use to prevent mold and seal deterioration.
5. CLEAN THE DRAIN PIPE
The bad smells from your washing machine are probably coming from your drain. Clean it once or twice a year, referring to the machine manual. This is also an opportunity to check whether the hose is in good condition and does not contain deposits that could interfere with drainage.
6. CLEAN THE FILTER
The last thing you need to do to maintain your machine is to thoroughly clean the filter with lukewarm water. Be careful to put it back properly, as this may cause leaks!
You will understand, it is very easy and economical to maintain your washing machine! It is all the more so with the simplicity of washing balls such as Oiko balls which help prevent deposits of chemical detergents that could deteriorate the seals of your machine.