This is EXACTLY how to clean your washing machine – and why you need to be doing it every 100 washes
- A mum-of-two has revealed exactly how to clean your washing machine
- She said it’s important not to try social media hacks which could cause damage
- Reading your washing machine’s user manual will explain exactly what to do
A busy mum-of-two has revealed why you should be cleaning your washing machine every 100 washes and exactly how to get the job done properly.
The Brisbane-based mum posted the information on her home.with.Leanne Instagram account where it has been seen by more than 10,000 people.
Leanne said it is important to always read the user manual and not ‘rely on viral social media hacks which could damage your machine’.
A busy mum-of-two has revealed why you should be cleaning your washing machine every 100 washes and exactly how to get the job done
The drum clean which includes cleaning of the soap dispenser drawer needs to be done every 100 washes, Leanne said
When reading the instruction manual for her own machine Leanne found out she should be performing a drum clean every 100 washes.
‘It’s so simple, add two scoops of a good quality detergent, wipe out the seals and set to drum clean, easy,’ she wrote on her post.
She said the manual had other handy tips like leaving the door open to allow the machine to dry out properly.
She also learned if her machine or washing smells she probably isn’t using enough washing powder or liquid.
Hundreds of people liked and commented on the post thanking the mum for her responsible approach to cleaning.
‘I see so many viral hacks that will just ruin the machine, thankyou for reminding us to read our manuals,’ one woman said.
‘I am so guilty, thankyou for the reminder,’ another wrote on the post.
The drum should be wiped out thoroughly, as should the rubber seals. Two scoops of washing powder should then be added to the newly cleaned dispenser
The washing machine should be set to an appropriate cleaning cycle and the surface wiped over thoroughly
Others said they were surprised by how ‘gunky’ their machine gets.
‘I have never washed my machine,’ another woman admitted.
Leanne says her washing machine has a flashing light which goes off every time the job needs to be done.
Others said their user manuals said not to use any detergent during the drum clean.
‘I would do whatever you manual says,’ she repeated.
Leanne has 45k followers on Instagram where she posts tips to help homemakers keep their castle’s in order.