When washing machines are older and are long in use, residues are stored at various locations in the device.
A sure sign of a lack of cleaning of the washing machine is a bad musty smell that attracts even in the freshly washed laundry in extreme cases. Almost simultaneously dark spots form on the seals in doors or – with top loaders – around the drum, which look suspiciously like mildew.
Now it is time to clean the washing machine. On the seals dirt and bacteria have been deposited, but not a replacement of the seal are indeed unhygienic necessitate.
The cleaning of the seals and rubber parts is pretty easy. Enter vinegar or vinegar on a damp cloth and rub the dirt from all rubber seals. Then rinse with warm water. It is important to remove the vinegar essence of the seals, otherwise the acid contained eats through the material and the damaged parts.
Detergent drawer and all surfaces are cleaned with a mixture of warm water, detergent, and a splash of vinegar or vinegar. For basic cleaning of the washing machine also includes the cleaning of the lint filter.
To destroy the bacteria, you can use a washing machine cleaner, give a cup of vinegar instead of detergent into the final rinse of the next wash or wash regularly a machine with at least 60 ° temperature.