As you have to wash your clothes when they are dirty. You need to wash the washing machine regularly like once in a while as your washing machine keeps all the dirt or bacteria from clothes in every wash cycle. If you are avoiding cleaning for a very long time then it may smell bad and it also won’t clean your clothes perfectly. Thus, you need to clean a washing machine once in a month at least but if you use a washing machine very frequently then cleaning should be done every week as well.
If you do not want to hassle a lot then you can also buy washing machine cleaners which you can buy online or offline as well. If you are using washing machine cleaner in an automatic washing machine with auto cleaner functionality then what you have to do is take the recommended amount of cleaner and you can also check on the backside of cleaner for reference. Then just drop it down inside the machine and start the auto clean mode and make sure that machine power is switched on. Hence you can clean your washing machine by yourself like that too.
How to Clean a Washing Machine?
If you want to know everything step by step then below we have mentioned everything in a procedure and you can just follow it accordingly.
1. Take out clothes after washing cycle-
Once you have done with washing clothes, the first mandatory thing you have to do is take the clothes out from the washing machine. You can skip this step if you are not washing clothes and move on to the second one.
2. Remove the small elements which may be inside your washing machine’s drum-
You have to check if there are small elements like pet hair or small wastage element is inside the machine or not. If there are any remains inside the drum, then make sure you remove everything from inside.
3. Washing machine cleaning-
If your washing machine model is new, then you might have the auto-clean option in the machine. Do not worry if you did not have that option. You have to take half a cup of washing liquid and run a washing machine with warm water for 15-20 minutes. You can take any washing machine cleaner present in the market or you can use the dishwasher liquid if you do not want to buy a cleaner.
4. Drying and wiping the machine-
You have to dry the warm water present inside the washing machine and after the drying of a machine, you can wipe the machine and make sure that your washing machine is cleaned perfectly.
Note– Cleaning washing machine with vinegar or baking soda is not recommended as according to our experience it may not work like washing machine cleaner works. But if you want to do that, check the information below.
How to Make a Washing Machine Cleaner at Home?
Yes you can also make the cleaner at home by using kitchen ingredients easily but they are not as effective as the washing machine cleaner is and it is recommended if you do not want to spend money on a washing machine cleaner. You can wash with this method when you can not have a washing machine cleaner at a particular point in time.
What Do You Require?
- 2 Cups Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1 Sponge
How to Make and Wash With The Mixture?
- Take a container
- Mix baking soda with water inside a container.
- Pour vinegar before the mixture inside the drum.
- Now pour the mixture inside the drum
- Start the washing machine for 15-20 minutes.
We have explained everything about how you can clean a washing machine. Make sure that you are cleaning the washing machine once in a month because it will increase the life span of the washing machine and eliminate the chances of bad odour in every wash.