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How to clean your washing machine?

Regularly cleaning your washing machine doesn't only help it last longer, it also ensures your clothes are actually clean when they leave the drum. In this article, I'll tell you how to clean your washing machine.

Remove smells

Your washing machine smells and doesn't clean your clothes properly anymore. The good news is that you can make your washing machine smell lemony fresh again in just a few steps. You could run a high-temperature cycle, for example, clean the rubber ring, or empty the washing machine filter.

Unclog the drain

If the washing cycle suddenly takes a suspiciously long time, or if your drum is still full of water, your washing machine could not be draining the water anymore. Your washing machine can't pump the water away anymore because the filter or the drain are blocked, or because the pump is broken. If your washing machine drain is blocked, your laundry pile will keep growing. By taking matters into your own hands, you can make your drain flow again in a few steps.

Remove limescale

Limescale is bad for your washing machine, and shortens its lifespan. Limescale also prolongs the time it takes before water is heated up. This means you use more energy, and risk a broken heating element. The good news is that you can do something about it.


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