How to clean a washing machine

Clean your washing machine with these simple tips.

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.

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