There are two major types of washing machines, the top loader and the front loader. The top loading washing machine is the established type of washing machine that are found in most homes. They are called such because the bin where you place your laundry opens at the top of the machine.
On the other hand, front load washing machines were employed before largely for mercantile intents and these were commonly seen in laundromats. Unlike the top loader, the front load machine has a tub which opens at the front, thence the name. However, in the recent years, the front loader has gained much popularity and is now widely used in households.
No matter what type of washing machine you are using, you ought to give it ample care and maintenance. A former article talked with regards to cleaning a top loader. This time, this article is going to talk when it comes to the proper ways of cleaning a front loading washing machine. Here are a lot of basic tips that will give you a better front loader.
Try draining it completely
Unlike top loaders which may be drained thoroughly, front load washing machines do not drain wholly as the drain pipe in the latter is located at it is side. With that design, galore water is bound to be left inside the washer or tub. Sometimes, these remaining water may be the cause of that funky odor you have been smelling lately. To stay clear from this, try draining it out completely. If it does not drain out the hose, well, you may undertake draining it manually.
Let the moisture escape
Make it a habit to always leave the door to the washer open. Unless, of course, you are washing your laundry. Sometimes moisture is trapped inside and it causes the musty smell. Trapped moisture inside the washer is likewise a very beautiful breeding place for molds and mildew not to mention germs and other destructive microorganism.
Use high-efficiency detergent
The kind of detergent you use is likewise very helpful in cleaning the front loader’s tub. No, I’m not saying that you ought to scrub the tub with detergent, that may cause in more lime deposits. Anyway, you ought to undertake buying high efficacy detergent, which construct less suds and less fragrance because of their high concentration.
Suds are a big element to why you may have difficultness draining water out of the tub of your front loading washing machine. The detergent suds mix with water and make it thicker. Also, suds that are left inside the tub will harden and will cause lime deposits in the tub. Sudsy water may look cute and all but they cause problems. To keep out of the way of these problems, well, refrain from the suds.
Wipe the inside of the tub
If you have the lavishness of time, you may do this each after you finish doing the laundry. This way, you may be sure that the inside of the tub is genuinely arid and that no detergent suds nor fabric conditioner remnants are there. There may likewise be galore dirt inside the tub which came from your laundry. Clean these dirt and the like unless you want them mixing with your clothes the next time you do your laundry.
You also have to be careful in cleaning each and each nook and cranny inside the tub that may gather water and moisture. Even a little amount of moisture may lead to disaster. Remember, the enemy here are microorganisms. They are the ones to blame for dirty clothes and that musty smell. Clean even the hard to reach areas. However, if you can not do this each after doing the laundry, you may try doing this twice a month. Then again, the more times you do it, the better.
Clean the drain pump filter
The drain pump filter is one of the parts of the front loading washing machine that receives the dirty work. Over time, you may only imagine how much dirty water and the like assembled in the filter. Water that is never drained is still there, because where else would they go, right? Suds and all the other dirt filtered from the clothes are likewise there.
The drain pump filter, which is normally located at the bottom of the machine, may be taken by pulling out the drain plug. Remember to put a bucket or anything else that may catch water underneath the drain hose before pulling it out. Take out the filter and clean it. Doing this, you did not only clean the drain pump, you will also make the draining procedure quicker without all those obstructions.
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