At home

How to clean a washing machine

Clean your washing machine with these simple tips.

By Wendyl Nissen
Many of us simply load our washing machine every day but never think about giving the appliance itself a jolly good clean.
It’s really easy to wash your machine. Just follow these simple steps...
Set the machine to the longest cycle using hot water. Into the machine bowl, put 1 cup of washing soda and leave it to do its stuff.
The washing soda will help clean the pipes of any soap build-up. Once it has finished, set it to a hot-water rinse cycle and throw in 2 cups of white vinegar to get rid of any washing soda that might be left.

For more how-to tips, take a look at how to remove stains from white clothing here.

Image: James Moffatt/ bauersyndication.com.au

read more from