Our best tips on how to clean your washing machine

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Cleaning your washing machine, is that really necessary? Yes! Even washing machines can become dirty over time, often in areas you can’t see. As well as affecting how well they clean your clothes, a dirty washing machine can also cause bad odours.

You may notice when you remove your clothes from your washing machine that they have bits of debris on them, such as limescale. If this is the case, this could mean your machine needs cleaning to keep it working well and smelling great. You will find various tips on the internet for cleaning your washing machine, as well as a few methods of prevention. Read below to see how to clean your front load washing machine.

Tips to prevent having to clean your washing machine


Your washing machine probably looks clean. But you still need to clean out your washing machine occasionally, because after every wash limescale, soap and dirt can remain in the washing machine.

Many people now wash at lower temperatures, which means the washing machine does not always get hot enough to dissolve all of the detergent. This can cause grease to form in the washing machine and cause stains on your clothing. It is important to run your washing machine at a higher temperature once in a while, for example, when washing bed linen or towels. This ensures that the detergent dissolves completely. You should also be careful not to use too much detergent, certainly when washing at low temperatures as this is likely to cause a buildup as well as problems with your washing machine.

HG washing machine and dishwasher deep clean and service prevents build up in areas of the washing machine that you can’t see or reach, like filters, floats and drainage pipes. If you can keep these areas clean, you can help to prolong the lifespan of your washing machine. If you do not clean out your washing machine, problems such as the following can gradually occur:

  • Wash does not get clean
  • Programme takes too long
  • Machine does not heat properly
  • Machine continues to pump water or even a defective heating element

HG washing machine and dishwasher deep clean and service ensures that the rubber seals in your washing machine remain flexible and watertight so that there is no leakage, defect or short circuiting.

HG solution for cleaning the washing machine

how to clean your washing machineIf you’re wondering what to use to clean your washing machine, look no further than HG. We have the ideal solution for carrying out a deep clean on your washing machine.

HG washing machine and dishwasher deep clean and service is mainly used for preventing problems. It thoroughly cleans the parts that are not visible so problems are prevented and your appliance runs smoothly.

 

DIY tips for cleaning your washing machine

Here are some DIY methods for cleaning your washing machine and keeping it clean.

cleaning washing maching with hottest setting1. Hottest setting 
Some blogs say you can descale and deep clean your washing machine by occasionally running it at 90 degrees. This has a softening effect. While cleaning the inside of the washing machine, you can also put a dishwashing tablet in the drum for even more deep cleaning.

2. Vinegar
You can try using vinegar to descale your washing machine. Clean out your washing machine by running it empty at 60 degrees.

Have you tried the tips above on how to deep clean your washing machine and had little or no success? Then try the various solutions from HG developed especially for washing machine cleaning.

Cleaning different parts of your washing machine

How to clean your washing machine drawer

To clean your washing machine drawer, you should remove it and leave it to soak in warm soapy water. This should soften any buildup of detergent, limescale and mould. You can then brush the drawer clean using an old toothbrush or sponge. If the stains are especially tough, you can also add vinegar to the solution.

How to clean your washing machine filter

When you take out your filter, use a paper towel to remove any lint residue. You can also use a brush if the lint is thick. Remove the screen from the filter. Then leave it to soak in warm water to soften any debris. You can then reattach the filter to the washing machine.

How to clean the inside of your washing machine

There are a few ways you can clean the washing machine drum. Now and then putting on a hot wash (60°C) is beneficial when cleaning the inside of your washing machine. You can also use baking soda and vinegar in this wash to remove tough stains. However, the most effective way to clean the inside of your washing machine is with HG washing machine cleaner and odour freshener.

How to clean the washing machine seal

Once you’ve done a hot wash at 60°C, you can wipe clean and remove mould from the rubber seal on the washing machine using a cloth and some baking powder.

You can also see how to descale the washing machine and how to fix a washing machine. If you have any more tips for cleaning the washing machine, please let us know!

Frequently asked questions for cleaning your washing machine

Why clean the washing machine regularly?

Grease and soap build up is one of the reasons you need to clean out your washing machine regularly. Skin grease, soap and skin cells and other dirt can clump together to form blockages. This can cause your laundry to smell less fresh.

How often should I clean my washing machine?

How often you should clean your washing machine will depend on how often you use it, as well as what temperature you use for washes. Generally, you should clean your washing machine every 1-2 months.

How do I clean a washing machine with vinegar and baking soda?

To clean your washing machine using vinegar, simply pour two cups of white distilled vinegar into the washing machine drawer. You can also add baking soda then run a cycle on the longest and hottest setting. Vinegar can be effective for cleaning your washing machine, however the best way is to use HG washing machine cleaner and odour freshener.



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