The regular use of the washing machine involves the formation of powder leftovers which can cause an unpleasant odour and even mould. In this situation it is absolutely necessary to clean the entire appliance including of course the drum.
The washing machine is an appliance that you buy for long years. In order to ensure its proper and faultless operation it is required to clean it regularly and thoroughly. In this way you can avoid the dirt accumulation and your laundry will be fresh every time you take the laundry out of your washing machine.
Cleaning the drum of your washing machine
The basic part of every washing machine which needs to be cleaned regularly is the drum. What do you need to clean it? First of all, you will need vinegar and bleach, cleaning powder or liquid, hot water as well as dishcloths and bucket may be helpful. Before you start the cleaning you should make sure that the drum is completely empty. Then, please activate the wash program in full cycle. And here another very important thing – it is necessary to put the washing machine on a boil wash. Activate the program and wait till the drum is filled with hot water. As soon as this step is completed, prepare approximately two glasses of vinegar and pour it into the dispenser drawer, into the compartment for washing powder. What do we need the vinegar for? This natural cleaner will help you get rid of all unpleasant odours which come from the washing machine. We let the washing machine complete the full wash program. As soon as it is finished, activate the same program once again. But his time, when the drum is filled with water, please pour approximately two glasses of bleach into the dispenser drawer. The bleach will eliminate the remaining vinegar smell and will remove all discolouration. Let the washing machine complete the full wash cycle for the second time. The last step is the activation of the third wash cycle. This time do not add any detergent into the dispenser drawer. This washing cycle will help you remove the remaining smell of the vinegar and bleach. After those three wash cycles leave the door of the washing machine open and let the drum dry completely.
Cleaning of the door gasket
After you have finished cleaning the drum of the washing machine we recommend you focus also on taking care of the door seal – gasket which runs around the door. You will need for this purpose a dishcloth and a cleaning solution made with one glass of bleach and approximately 3 litres of very hot water. Then wipe the door seal thoroughly with the dishcloth soaked in this cleaning solution. After that, wipe the gasket once again, but this time with dishcloth soaked only with water.
Of great importance is also the cleaning of the dispenser drawer where you put the washing powder. Actually, you should rinse it with running water after every washing cycle which will prevent the powder and detergent leftovers from building up. But, from time to time it is necessary to clean this dispenser drawer thoroughly. How to do that? Please remove the dispenser drawer and leave it in very warm water for about half an hour. Then, clean the drawer with cleaning powder or cleaning liquid. As soon as this step is completed, rinse the drawer thoroughly so that there are no more detergent leftovers and wipe it dry.
Modern washing machines easy to clean
The modern washing machines are so constructed that they can be cleaned and maintained in an easy way. So you do not have to exert yourself to care for those appliances. You should only obey the above mentioned cleaning procedures and you can enjoy your fresh and clean washing machine. One of those functional and easy to clean washing machines is the model KFWM 856141 which you will find in the offer of the company KERNAU. This is the allergy-friendly appliance because it comes equipped with the innovative anti-allergy program which effectively removes allergens and bacteria. The variety of programs and functions available for this model makes the use of this appliance comfortable. The structure of this washing machine is built in such a way that it can be cleaned and maintained effortlessly and in many different ways.
How to prevent dirt from building up?
The cleaning of the washing machine from time to time is an absolute must. In order to avoid impurities and unpleasant smells for longer, the washing machine must be maintained properly. Very important is here that you take the laundry out of the washing machine as soon as the washing cycle is finished. Once you have removed your clothes leave the door open until it is dry.