Do you ever get a funny smell from your washing machine at home? As with any other household appliance, it is important to clean the washing machine thoroughly to avoid unpleasant odors.
Curiosity Insight today presents some tips and tricks for cleaning and removing bad odors in your washing machine.
1. Clean the rubber seal of a front washer
If you have a frontal washing machine it is very important to clean the edge or rather the rubber seal which is at the bottom of the door.
After washing, you should always wipe away the water from it before mold forms and therefore gives off bad odors.
You can also use soapy water or just white vinegar to clean the gasket at the washer door.
2. Leave the washer door open
When you have finished washing the laundry, leave the door of your washer ajar to prevent a smell of moisture from forming inside the washer.
It is an effective tip for front washing machines because of their very hermetic side precisely.
In addition to avoiding unpleasant odors, the simple fact of leaving the door ajar also prevents the formation of mold in the washing machine.
3. Clean front washer with bleach
To kill the germs that cause bad odors in the washing machine you can use bleach.
Just a cycle without clothes or laundry in hot water by adding bleach.
Bleach kills germs in the washer but also in the drain hose to quickly remove bad odors.
4. Homemade recipe against bad smells from the washer
Do you like to test grandma’s tips and tricks? Well here is a homemade recipe to remove bad odors in the washer effectively. You need to:
- 10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oils
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1 cup of cold water
Mix the 3 ingredients in a container and then pour the mixture into the soap tank of the washing machine.
It’s a great trick to quickly remove bad odors and give the washer a fresh, healthy smell.
5. Odor in washer outlet
Do you notice or rather smell an unpleasant odor that emanates from the drain hose of your washing machine?
It is indeed very important to check if the drain hose but also if the water inlet hose of the washing machine is in good condition.
Take the time to check if they are obstructed, dirty, or crushed for example. The bad smell in the washer can come from this problem of the drain hose and water inlet.
6. A white vinegar wash cycle
White vinegar is a widely used ingredient for various household cleaning tasks. So why not wash the washing machine with vinegar?
To do this, start a wash cycle with 4 liters of white vinegar at a temperature of 40 degrees.
Bad odors should be much less present with this natural tip.
7. Never leave wet clothes in the washer
If you have the bad habit of leaving your clothes wet and washed in the washer long after the end of the washing cycle, you must quickly change this procedure.
This bad habit is a direct cause of bad odors of moisture in the washer and therefore also on your clean clothes.