Keeping your washing machine in good condition is vital step to having fresh, clean clothes...who knew?! Fairy Non Bio would like you to share all your methods and tips on how you keep your washing machine clean and in tip-top shape.
Here’s what Fairy have to say: “With the amount of washing we all do, we need to keep our faithful machines in tip top condition to keep it running for the long haul. Whether it is running a powder wash or a hot cycle every now and again, we would love to know your tips!”
Perhaps you give everything in the machine a wipe down after every wash? Do you have a schedule for how often you do an empty load? Or maybe you have some home remedies that you turn to that you think work brilliantly?
Whatever your methods are, share them on the thread below and you will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).
I live in a really hard water area so I do a empty wash cycle with a descaling treatment monthly or thereabouts. I used to use a calgon in each wash till I realised my dc was allergic to the stuff and my washing machine service dude told me it wasn’t worth it.
I do look after my machine The door is constantly open. I do a hot empty wash regularly but not as often as I'd like - as I keep forgetting The door inside and rubber seal gets a wipe daily to keep it dry and the dispenser drawer a good hand wash and scrub with a brush every now and then.
Previously I used descaling sachets from Hotpoint but not anymore.
One of my friends kisses her machine every time she uses it!
I like to keep on top of keeping my washing machine clean & hygienic, considering that it gets alot of use. After every use I leave the door open to air and about three times a week I clean all inside the door seal etc with a cloth. Every fortnight I put it on a hot wash with an empty drum using a treatment especially for keeping the inside hygienic. It leaves it smelling really fresh.
I have a few tips - leave the door ajar so it dries out after washing. every 3 months or so add half a mug of white vinegar in the drum and a few tablespoons on bicarbonate of soda to your soap dispenser and put on a quick wash. works a treat.
I do a regular hot wash with white vinegar. I also muse sure I check it thoroughly before I put it on as it’s one of dds favourite hiding places. Last week I found a pillar candle and a handful of mini shredded wheat in there.
I always leave the door ajar when I'm not using it, put a limescale prevention tablet through the machine every so often (too expensive to do it every wash) and I clean out the drawer of mould etc from time to time.
I leave the door open between washes. I occasionally take the drawer out for a scrub and pour some boiling water down the hole. I also do a maintenance wash on 90 with just vinegar whenever I feel like things are getting a bit stinky or gunked up.