How to Get Rid of Mold on the Cuff of the Washing Machine

The washing machine is not only a very convenient and useful thing but also very expensive. It must be used extremely gently and carefully if you do not want to urgently look for a new “helper” for washing in war conditions.

How to clean the cuff of the washing machine from mold and not only: whether you can pour vinegar into the washing machine.

Is it possible to remove the rubber band from the washing machine?

In principle, with a screwdriver and “such-and-such mother” from the famous joke – you can remove anything. And on YouTube, there are enough videos “How to correctly remove the rubber band from the washing machine with your hands. Just note that in these videos we are often talking about the dismantling (that is, replacing the old rubber band with a new one)!

That is, remove the rubber band in the washing machine, wash it under the tap, and put it back – you probably will not work. It is better not to experiment and not try to disassemble your washing machine yourself. And if the part does not leak water, is not coarse from detergents, and copes with its function – do not touch it at all unnecessarily.

How to clean the washing machine with baking soda and vinegar

Making a solution:

  • 9% table vinegar – two cups;
  • Water – a quarter of a cup;
  • ordinary baking soda – also a quarter cup.

Where do I pour the vinegar into the washing machine when washing? This vinegar and baking soda mixture is poured directly into the drum.

On what mode to wash with vinegar? Run the machine for the maximum duration at the maximum temperature.

This wash will clean not only the drum of the machine – but also the cuff of the washing machine from lint, dirt, hair, and debris. After completing the wash, be sure to leave the door open – for drying and airing.

How to clean the cuff in a washing machine with citric acid

The easiest and fastest way. Most often a 1:5 ratio is used, for example, 100 grams of acid per half-liter of water.

Where to pour citric acid into the washing machine when washing? Crystallized citric acid – in the powder compartment, dissolved – in the drum.

What mode of washing with citric acid? Select the mode with 2-3 stages of rinsing at high temperatures (up to +95°C). At the end of washing, leave the door open again – so that the “insides” of the machine normally dry.

The second option: mix a tablespoon of baking soda with dishwashing detergent – apply it to pollution – allow it to act (as a rule, enough and half an hour) – be sure to wash off the remaining mixture with water at room temperature.

How to clean the gum in the washing machine whitewash

The gum of the washing machine often stagnates water after washing – which makes it an ideal breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Antibacterial and chlorine-containing products work best with this type of contamination. The most common is a trivial whitewash. It is better to work with it in rubber gloves – to protect the skin from chemical burns.

Whiteness applied (with a brush or sponge!) To the rubber cuffs – and leave for two to three hours. Then turn on the machine for a couple of cycles: first rinse – to remove all the chlorine. In the second cycle, you can add antiscale and liquid laundry detergent – directly to the drum of the machine, then start the washing mode at +40°C.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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