Cleaning the Rubber Seal – Washing Machine Tips

You would expect the washing machine that you own to generate a level of cleanliness for your clothing. When it does not do this, people want to understand why. In quite a few cases, the problem is that the seal around the washing machine, the rubber component, is not clean. This is having a knock-on effect for the rest of the washing machine.

To try and make sure that you are getting the best experience from your washing machine, we are going to take a look at some tips for cleaning the rubber seal.

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What You Will Need

To effectively clean the rubber seal on a washing machine, you will need white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, a clean towel, cotton pads, an old toothbrush that you don’t mind using, and washing up liquid.

Bicarbonate of Soda

bicarbonate of soda

The first tip that we can recommend for cleaning a washing machine is to use the bicarbonate of soda and put it directly into the washing machine and then run the machine on a 90° cycle without anything in it. Once you’ve done this, use the towel and some warm water to properly clean up the seal. An added bonus of doing it this way is that you also clean the washing machine itself.

White Vinegar

white vinegar

Another popular method that you can use to clean the washing machine is the white vinegar approach.

Basically, what you will need to do is use the white vinegar in conjunction with the cotton pad to clean around the seal and remove any of the dirt and grime. Once you are done, you run the washing machine on empty to remove any traces of vinegar before you start using clothes in the machine.

General Hygiene Tips

When it comes to the successful care of your washing machine, there are definitely a handful of basic general hygiene tips and tricks you can utilise for the best results. Here’s a bit of what you should know:

  • You can easily prevent the build-up of mould and dirt by leaving the door open. This will drain the hot air and moisture out of the washing machine after it has been in use.
  • Take the laundry out of the machine as soon as you’ve finished with the washing cycle – this helps to prevent a build-up of moisture.

Final Thoughts

Looking after your washing machine can definitely be a tricky experience and one you need to think carefully about to get the best results. Obviously, you will want to make sure that you settle in and focus on keeping your machine in as good a condition as you possibly can. It’ll pay dividends in a big way, long-term.

Not having to replace a washing machine part or risk exposure to massive issues will be helpful for your wallet and your daily life. Thankfully, the majority of issues are easy to spot.

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