What can be worse than having one of your important household appliances going out of service? The cause of the problem may be of any nature. It may be caused because of a mechanical failure, accumulation of dirtiness, or human mistake. Whatever the cause, you may not always be in a position to replace the appliance with a new one.
Are you finding your clothes beginning to give smell of mildew when you pull them out of the wash? If you are facing this problem, there’s a simple method to eliminate all the dirt and grime in those inaccessible parts of the washing machine. These 2 ingredients are all that you need.
Typically, washing machine cleaning means calling the service center. A professional would then visit your place, pull the machine apart and fix it. Most of the time people would simply get a new washer rather than dealing with all the hassles.
Why get into the trouble or buy a new washer when you could clean it yourself and give it a new-like condition. Some white vinegar (16 oz) and Clorox bleach are all that you will require. But before you start using, let there be a clear warning – don’t use the two compounds together. They can be excessively toxic and poisonous. It will be safe and best to use them separately in two different cycles.
In the first cycle mix bleach and warm water in equivalent proportions. Then wipe down all parts in the washer by soaking rag in this powerful solution. Make sure it is also wiped below the rubber sealing.
All the areas which cannot be scrubbed, you can use an innovative strategy. Soak a towel in the solution and leave it on the areas for up to 30 minutes. This will cause the bleach to destroy any mildew.
The scrubbing job is not complete with the machine being cleaned. You should then run the washer at its hottest cycle without any clothes. This is done to remove all the bleach.
In the second cycle, add the 16 oz vinegar and work the washing machine by setting it to its highest temperature. This will leave the washer clean, free from mildew and operational. The best thing – it is not going to cost you anything that the service man or a replacement would cost.