How to Clean your Washing Machine

Clean your washing machine once a month.

Read your manual

Clean the parts

Wipe down rims and seals. If you machine has a removable agitator, take it out to clean.

Clean the filter

Remove the lint filter and clean it.

Clean the drum

  • Choose a 90/95°C drum clean cycle with no detergent (bleach optional), or
  • Select a long cold cycle with no detergent and add one cup of chlorine bleach, or
  • Use a commercial descaler if you have flakes on your laundry.

Note: bleach is effective while the water is heating. Even in hot water, the rate of degradation is not significant enough to render it immediately ineffective.