To do without a washing machine in the home is very difficult. Manual laundry is a time-consuming process, which is why a washing machine should be in every home. The automatic washing machine provides an opportunity to easily get high-quality clothes washed.
How to properly clean the drum of a washing machine from dirt and limescale
Regular cleaning of the drum is a guarantee of uninterrupted operation of the equipment. Preventive removal of accumulated dirt in the drum is very important for the quality of work and long life of the washing machine.
Appliance repair technicians recommend cleaning at least once every 60-90 days. Such a measure will prevent breakdowns from the accumulated plaque on the vital parts of the machine.
Increased attention should be paid to cleaning the drum. Modern automatic machines are equipped with a self-cleaning option, but this does not mean that you do not need to monitor the cleanliness of the equipment. Even if the washing machine has an auto-cleaning system, it is recommended to monitor this process. This will help to avoid serious problems in the future.
There are many methods and preparations with which you can quickly and qualitatively deal with dirt and limescale, without making special efforts and without making material investments. Let’s review the most popular methods of cleaning an automatic washing machine.
To clean the drum, you need to pour 100 milliliters of bleach into the compartment for laundry detergent and turn on the machine. It is not necessary to include a washing mode with water of too high temperature, 140 F will be quite enough. This method will not only remove the dirt but also eliminate the smell.
To combat scale, it is optimal to use citric acid. In the compartment for laundry detergent, you need to pour 100-150 grams of acid and run the wash without laundry with the highest possible water temperature. If your washing machine has an extra rinse function, you should use it. Thanks to such cleaning, the internal parts of the appliances will acquire a pristine shine.
After cleaning, it is recommended to run the machine in the “Rinse” mode, and when finished, leave the door open until it is completely dry.
What must be cleaned in the washing machine?
The degree of contamination of the drum is easy to assess visually, by looking into the open door of the washing machine. But what about the internal elements of the appliances? If you see that the drum of the washing machine is covered with plaque, and shining a flashlight into its holes you see plaque and rust, it is obvious that the internal parts are in the same condition. In addition to the drum, regular cleaning is required:
– The heating element – the tenure;
– The rubber seal located around the circumference of the drum;
– Drain hose;
Contamination of the drum and internal parts of the equipment occurs in several ways. Together with the laundry the washing machine often gets sand, coins, paper clips, and other debris, which creates a favorable breeding ground for fungal microorganisms. To avoid this, it is highly recommended that you check the pockets of your clothes before loading them into the drum, or better yet, use bags designed specifically for washing.
After washing clothes in a washing machine, traces of oils and other contaminants remain on the walls and inside elements, forming a deposit and contributing to an unpleasant odor.
Regularly clean the tray for powder and conditioner. The easiest and most convenient way looks like this: remove the tray from the body of the washing machine, press on the mount (most often there is a sign on the mount), put it in a basin or bucket full of water, and add any detergent that contains chlorine or alkali. After a few hours, armed with a brush, clean the tray of plaque. The procedure can be repeated several times. Be sure to wear personal protective equipment, such as gloves and a respirator, when working with aggressive detergents.
Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of washing machines is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient washing machine repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of washing machine repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a washing machine repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your machine will work properly for a long time.