How to clean the washing machine

How to clean the washing machine using natural products, green cleaning tips

 

It’s quick and easy to clean your washing machine using natural products.

For this cleaning job we use soda crystals and white vinegar both of which are available cheaply at the supermarket.

I prefer to clean the washing machine using more natural products especially as I have young children at home – chemicals are best kept to a minimum especially around inquisitive types!  You do have to make sure you store soda crystals out of sight and reach of children as they are an irritant.

What you need to clean the washing machine using natural products
  • cup of soda crystals
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • dish washing soap
How to clean the washing machine using natural products
  • First remove the soap dispenser and give it a wash in warm soapy water, scrub any crevices using an old toothbrush. This will remove any build up of black gunky soap that can hang around in there.

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  • Clean inside the soap dispenser space in the washing machine, again use dish washing soap and a toothbrush to scrub any small tight areas and finally wipe around with a cloth before returning the clean soap dispenser.

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  • Add the soda crystals to the soap dispenser.

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  • Tip the white vinegar directly into the drum of the washing machine.

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  • Put the washing machine on the highest temperature cycle to wash.

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  • Once it’s finished use a soft cloth to wipe clean the inside of the glass door and the rubber door seal. Dry the rubber door seal and leave the door slightly ajar so air can circulate.

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  • The outside of the washing machine can be cleaned with a microfibre cloth and warm soapy water.

 

Washing Machine Cleaning Tips
  • Door seal – this is the one part of the washing machine that gets black mould on it the quickest. Once the black mould is on the rubber door seal this can’t be removed. Only option is to change the seal. You can usually order door seals from the parts department of the manufacturer. The best way to prevent the door seal getting black mould on it is to make sure you dry the seal after use and leave the door slightly ajar so air circulates.

Tips on getting the best from your washing machine and sorting your laundry.

 

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