How to clean your washing machine and dryer and prevent mold?

How to clean your washing machine and dryer and prevent mold?

Washing machines and dryers need to be clean, after all, we used them to wash our clothes so it would defeat the purpose if they were not up to standard. A clean washing machine and dryer not only functions better, it’s also healthier for you and your family, and better overall for your appliance life cycle. So, how do you clean a washing machine and dryer plus prevent mold from forming? Let Maydone show you! 

Why should you clean your washing machine regularly? 

It’s important to have clean appliances and a clean home, but especially your washing machine and dryer for a few very important reasons. 

  1. It’s better for your skin, remember if your washer and dryer are dirty your clothes aren’t going to be as clean as they can be 
  2. Saves you money, a clean appliance runs smoother and needs less power than one burdened by debris and dirt. Less washing machine and dryer repairs needed 
  3. Helps your washing machine and dryer last as long as possible 

How to clean a washing machine and prevent mold?

  1. Clean the door, door gaskets, and door brim with a cloth, you can add cleaning disinfectant liquid or cleaning vinegar. Get rid of mold and debris.  
  2. Run a cycle of the wash with hot water, vinegar, and baking soda. You can also run a self-cleaning cycle if you have one 
  3. Empty and clean the filters.
  4. Let the inside dry and repeat the process often. 

How to clean a dryer and prevent mold?

  1. Clean the door, door gaskets, and the brim with a cloth, you can add cleaning disinfectant liquid or cleaning vinegar. Get rid of mold and debris.  
  2. Run a self-cleaning cycle if your model dryer has one, or clean the drum by hand with a cloth and vinegar or cleaning liquid. 
  3. Clean the filters.
  4. Let the inside dry and repeat the process often. 

Extra tips to keep your washing machine clean 

  • Use good detergent 
  • Make sure you install the washing machine in a comfortable spot so you can clean it 
  • Consider plant-based detergents 
  • Use bleach or baking soda everyone in a while 
  • Let the drum dry after every wash and drying cycle 
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