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.