How to remove mold from the rubber seal of the washing machine with no chemicals
Your washing machine runs regularly to keep your clothes clean, but it also needs maintenance. In particular, the rubber door seal collects small particles of fibers and dirt and retains water, which can lead to mold growth.
Home appliance experts advise servicing your home washer every 1-3 months. OBOZREVATEL found out what product can not only clean the appliance but also disinfect it well.
Of course, there are many washing machine cleaners on the market. You can also use chlorine bleach to care for the seal. But it's worth using a more environmentally friendly and cheaper product, which is white vinegar. It also destroys bacteria and mold spores and dissolves limescale that collects on the parts. In addition, it eliminates the unpleasant odor that can come from the drum.
Unlike chlorine, vinegar is also less toxic. It is also less aggressive to the materials used to make the seals, so it will clean the parts more gently.
To clean the inside of the washer, fill the detergent compartment with vinegar and run a hot water cycle with no clothes in the drum. For greater efficiency, you can pause the machine when it is full of water.
Vinegar can be used to wipe the exterior of the appliance during weekly cleaning. Wipe the glass door with a cloth moistened with a small amount of the product to make it shine. You can also wipe the drum in the same way. Even if a small amount of detergent remains on it, it will not harm the clothes during the next wash, and will even make them a little softer.
You can also pour a small amount of vinegar under the seal and leave it for 30 minutes. After that, the liquid is removed with a sponge and the treated area is wiped properly with the same sponge. Finally, the only thing left to do is to rinse the seal with water.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL shared how to clean your shower with a homemade solution to shine.