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How to Clean and Sanitise Your Washing Machine

Having a washing machine at home is an absolute convenience. It saves us time and effort and has revolutionised how we do laundry. However, keeping your washing machine clean and sanitised is essential to maintain a healthy home environment and ensure your clothes come out fresh and clean. Over time, soil, detergent residue, hard-water minerals, mould, and mildew can accumulate, affecting the efficiency and cleanliness of your machine. If your washing machine needs repair or its service is due, you can book a repair request at OneDios within 60 seconds. 

Whether you own a front-load or top-load washer, there are effective methods you can use to clean and sanities it:

For Both Front-Load and Top-Load Washing Machines:

1. Vinegar and Baking Soda

To clean your washing machine thoroughly, begin with an empty and dry machine. Then, set it to the cleaning or the hottest and largest setting available. As the washer fills, add 3-4 cups of white vinegar. Allow the machine to agitate, then pause the cycle, allowing the vinegar to soak for a minute. After that, add 1/2 cup of baking soda, then resume agitation briefly. Pause again and let it soak for an hour for deep cleaning. Finally, complete the cycle and repeat if necessary for extra cleanliness​​.OneDios app is a one-stop shop for all your washing machine service, complaints, repair, and extended warranty requests.

2. Washing Machine Cleaning Tablets

To clean your washer, place a tablet in the empty tub of the machine. Then, run a normal cycle at the hottest setting to ensure a thorough cleaning. This straightforward method can effectively remove any buildup or residue from your washer and keep it running smoothly.​​

3. Borax and Washing Soda

Mix 2 tablespoons of oxygen bleach or borax with 2 tablespoons of washing soda directly in the tub to clean your front-loading washing machine. On the other hand, for top-loader washing machines, you can use 1/2 cup of each ingredient and run the machine at the hottest temperature. Once the cycle is complete, add vinegar to the dispenser or tub and run another hot cycle to thoroughly clean the washing machine.​​ For repair and service of your washing machine, download the OneDios app and book your washing machine service today.

Additional Cleaning Tips:

  • Rubber Gasket: Clean the rubber gasket around the door for front loaders or the top of the drum or lid for top loaders with a damp cloth. If concerned about mould or mildew, use a bleach and water mixture or vinegar and water instead​​.
  • Detergent Trays and Washer Parts: Remove and clean any soap or fabric softener residues from detergent trays and other removable parts​​.
  • Sterilizing Cycle: Run the washing machine on the hottest water setting with two cups of baking soda, followed by a cycle with two to four cups of white vinegar for a natural sanitizing cycle​​.

Maintenance and Sanitization Tips:

  • Always wipe the rubber gasket with a dry cloth and open the door to prevent mold growth​​ after each wash.
  • Avoid leaving wet laundry in the machine for extended periods and measure detergent usage to prevent soap scum buildup​​.
  • Clean the lint filter after every wash and periodically check for residues around the drum and seals.
  • Check the hoses for leakages and cracks for optimal washing machine functioning. Lint and dirt can clog the outlet water hose. Call a professional to do the job of repairing and replacing hoses. Download the OneDios app or book an appointment online for washing machine service or repair. Our technicians from OneDios are just six clicks away.

At OneDios, we understand the importance of maintaining your household appliances in top condition, so we emphasise regular cleaning and sanitisation of your washing machine. As the sole provider of brand-authorised extended warranties, we encourage our customers to choose brand-authorised extended warranties for their appliances. If you have any queries regarding the AMC and extended warranty of your Washing Machine for all brands such as LG, Whirlpool, Samsung, IFB and Bosch, etc., we are here to help.  OneDios app even logs when you last got your washing machine serviced and parts replaced. 

Trust OneDios for your appliance protection needs and enjoy the assurance of knowing your home is in good hands.


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