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How to Clean your Washing Machine!

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I am often asked if there is an easy way to keep washing machines clean.  I’m pleased to say that there is!

Front loading washing machines are by far the most popular type of washing machine in the UK.  They do have a tendency to harbour unpleasant odours, however, and can accumulate mould.  A monthly clean will avoid these problems and have your clothes cleaner into the bargain! 

You may already have the ingredients I am suggesting.  If not, they won’t cost you much.  Some people recommend bleach but my way is a more eco-friendly way of achieving the same thing.

What you need:

• 2 cups of vinegar

• ¼ cup of bicarbonate of soda

• ¼ cup of water

• A sponge scourer

How it works:

1. Mix the bicarbonate of soda together with the water in a small bowl.  This is the effective detergent for cleaning your machine.  Pour the vinegar into a separate measuring jug.

2. Pour the bicarbonate of soda mix into the detergent drawer of your machine.  The vinegar should be poured into the drum.  Set the machine for a normal wash at the highest temperature.  Close the door, press ‘start’ and let it do its work.  The combined mixtures break up any mould and deposits while cleaning the machine.

3. Use a clean scourer to wipe off any stubborn deposits, especially around the door opening.  Finally, wipe round again with clean water. 

Repeat once a month and I’ll bet you will see many years of fresh and clean clothes!

For repairs, sales, service and spares, not just for your washing machine but for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website www.powerpointglos.co.uk