Cleaning your washing machine: how to do it correctly to preserve its duration

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Drum, drawer and filter: do you know how to clean the inside of your washing machine ? Here are a few useful tips!

The washing machine is an indispensable appliance in your daily routine, and  taking care of it the right way is essential to extend its performance over time and to always get clean and fragrant laundry. Taking care of your washing machine is easy; just follow a few tips to prevent the creation of mould and bacteria and limescale build-ups. Here is how to clean it properly.

How do I clean the washing machine drum?

The washing machine drum is the beating heart of this appliance, and exactly where germs and bacteria can lurk. How do I take care of it?

  • To keep it clean, your should do an empty washing cycle at 90 degrees, at least once a month. To ensure a deep cleaning and complete hygiene, you can add a sachet of 3 in 1 Care+Protect: its triple degreasing, antiscale and sanitizing action will make your appliance more efficient and long-lasting.
  • After every washing cycle, remember to remove the laundry from the washing machine right away, to prevent the formation of mould.
  • Don’t forget the door: remember to clean also the washing machine gasket inside the door, where excess detergent and dirt build-up, causing foul smells.
  • Another tip is keeping always the door a little bit open after a wash, to let the air circulate through and avoid foul odours.

How do you clean the washing machine filter and its internal parts?

The trick for perfect laundry is having a washing machine that works well. A clogged washing machine filter can be the cause of inefficient washes and water waste. For this reason, even the washing machine filter needs to be cleaned regularly: overtime, it could get clogged, due to detergent residues, and also objects you forgot in your pockets.

To clean the filter, just remove the drawer on the bottom of the washing machine and unscrew it slowly (remember to place a container to collect any water that may come out), Once removed, remove any trace of dirt or foreign objects, and rinse it with hot water. Clean it, fit it back and screw it back on.

To avoid the filter and the interior of your washing machine to get clogged excessively, you can use the Care+Protect cleansing tabs: thanks to the active enzymes, they help clean filter and the inside of your washing machine deeply. They degrease, sanitize and remove any washing residues at once. 

How can I do an antiscale treatment?

One of the main causes of washing machine malfunctions are limescale build-ups that may occur both in the detergent drawer and in the internal gaskets. To descale your washing machine, just take care of the tray and the rubber gaskets on the internal and external parts every 3 or 4 months.

To clean your washing machine drawer, follow the disassembly instructions for your appliance, and clean it with a wet microfibre cloth; if it’s very dirty, or in case of dried detergent, you can soak it in a degreaser and water bath for a few hours and rub the angles and scale build-ups with a brush.

For descaling internal gaskets, by installing a magnetic antiscale device between the tap and the washing machine water hose, you can remove limescale build-ups even from the inner parts. The magnetic antiscale device helps prevent the formation of build-ups and keeps the resistors clean, extending the washing machine’s life. In addition, by braking the calcium molecules in water, it optimizes the washing performance, ensuring energy savings and lower detergent consumption.

Apart from these tips, if you want a fragrant laundry and know how to remove any foul smell from your washing machine, you can use some essences to freshen up your clothes without damaging them, to the washing machine!

Carefully cleaning and servicing your washing machine correctly, along with the perfect washing routine, are basic elements to obtain a sparkling laundry, even if your washing machine has already a few years under its belt!

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