We’ve come to rely on the washing machine to keep us on top of those piles of never-ending laundry, but often people forget to clean the appliance itself, meaning their belongings actually stay dirty even after going through a cycle.
After many years of use, the washing machine can become filled with gunk which builds up in the little cracks and crevices around the lid and throughout the appliance.
That’s why it’s so important to give it a deep clean every now and then just like you would with other items in the house. These handy tips will make it feel like you’ve got a whole new washing machine and, as a plus, will have your clothes smelling fresh once again!
The lint collector is usually quite noticeable, it looks like a pocket within the drum of the machine. If you can’t see it there it could be around the top of the tub and needs to be pulled up. Or it could be in the agitator, attached to the drain hose, or on the front panel.
Once you’ve found it, pluck off or throw out as much as of the lint as you can This should be fairly easy. The hard part is getting all the little bits off. You may need to give it a soak in hot water for 15 minutes and then use a toothbrush to scrub off the remaining fluff.