By running a maintenance wash regularly you will ensure that your washer is working at it’s best! Whilst some washers have a drum cleaning programme, that gets rid of any residue build-up, you can easily do it yourself without this programme.
Find some top tips below!
- Washing your clothes at a lower temperature and using detergents designed for coloured fabrics will keep the clothes fresh and vibrant without fading.
- Remember to keep the door of your washing machine open for a few minutes after each cycle, that way your washer will get rid of any unwanted odour as well as circulating air around the drum – preventing the moisture build up.
- To descale the inside of your washer, try gently dabbing vinegar onto a damp cloth then wipe around the inside of the drum – this should do the trick by removing any black marks and residue that can be transferred from your clothes during the wash.
- It’s important to clean out your pump filter every few weeks which will make your washer run smoothly. Cleaning your filter will prevent the clothes from being soaking wet after the final spin as well as helping the drum to drain away used water fully. The filter is located on front of the washer behind a small door, to clean it you must pop a tray underneath it, in case there is any excess water that may drip out. All you have to do is unscrew the filter and clean it, where you might find lost coins or anything that has been in your pockets!
- By removing wet clothes from the washer as soon as the cycle has finished you will prevent mould and mildew from occurring.
- You must regularly rinse and clean the detergent drawer, this can be done in a dishwasher. If you switch between detergents, it may cause the dispenser holes in the detergent drawer to clog up. If you notice a change in your cycle, gently clean inside the drawer with a damp cloth.