Posted on: 11 October 2018
When you open your washing machine, you shouldn't smell anything but fabric softener and detergent. If your nose is filled with the musty mildew smell that many washing machines end up smelling like, it's time to get busy. You can eliminate that smell from your washing machine for good – here's how.
Use Washing Machine Cleaning Products
Have you ever use the washing machine cleaning products? These products are so easy to use, but many people just never do it. To use these products, you simply put it in an empty washing machine and run a wash cycle. The solution will work to break down the mold, mildew and other gross stuff lingering inside the machine. If it's been awhile since you've cleaned the machine, you may need to run the cleaner through a few times before you see a substantial difference.
Clean the Seals
If you have a front-load washing machine, you have seals around the door that will need to be cleaned every few weeks. This seal holds all kinds of moisture and will eventually grow mold. When the water inside the machine comes into contact with the mold, it breaks the pores loose and your clothing gets washed with moldy water instead of clean.
Mix one part bleach with three parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the seal and let it sit for a minute or two. Use an old toothbrush to clean the seal, and then, rinse it well.
If you notice that the seal is damaged in any way, contact your local repair technician to have it replaced. A cracked seal will only make the mold and mildew issue much worse for you.
Keep it Open
When the washing machine isn't in use, or when you are waiting for the dryer to finish so that you can put the next load in, keep the washing machine door open. The more air that you can get circulated into the machine, the less likely the mold will be to grow.
Don't forget about your laundry. If you leave your wet clothes in the washing machine for a day, or longer, they will begin to stink and will contribute to the mold growth.
If you haven't had any luck getting that smell out of your washing machine, contact your local home appliance repair technician. He or she will be able to find the cause and provide a solution.Share