Being able to wash your clothes is something that we might take for granted. We are able to have a room set up in the house that allows you to place a load in the wash and clean clothes will come out. Then you can place them in a dryer that will use heat and air to fluff and dry the clothes so that you can hang them up and they are ready to use again. The ease that a washer and dryer brings to your home is something that makes life so much easier. You want to make sure you are aware of some of the potential problems and what you can do about them. One of the problems many people seem to have whether they have a front or top load washer is that it might smell bad. The odor that comes out is from the water that is supposed to be draining from the tank. Sometimes the water or moisture does not completely dry out and this can lead to a musty or even rotten egg smell to occur. That is not a pleasant smell to walk into when you are expecting some nice clean laundry. You want to know what you can do to clean and care for this potential problem. Amaidzing Agency Inc. outlines how to clean a smelly washing machine.
Why Does Washing Machine Smell?
One of the biggest problems that occurs when you are using a front end washer is that it has a large gasket to hold the water in. The gasket has grooves in it that can and will hold the water inside them. Once that water has had time to sit in the space provided it can start to grow mold and mildew. This will cause odor to emit from the machine and it can be quite strong. The other problem is if you have a top loader and the machine is not draining properly. If the water is not able to drain all the way out it will become stagnant and that will allow the same mold to build up. The odor that comes can be an annoyance and most people want to have it taken care of right away.
Clean Inside Washing Machine
One of the first things you want to do if you notice that your washing machine has an odor is to clean out some of the parts that will hold moisture. You can use a clean towel to wipe along the inside edge of the gasket of a top loader. You want to look for signs of mold and make sure they are wiped out. Then allow the area to dry completely. You can wipe down any and all surfaces that may be holding moisture.
Deep Clean Front Loading or Top Loader Washer
You want to use a cleaning solution that is able to clean out as well as sanitize the machine. You can use a cup of water with a half of a cup of baking soda. You want to add this to the machine and let a hit cycle run on the longest setting. If you are still noticing that the odor is continuing then it is important to have the machine looked at by a professional.
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Amaidzing Agency Inc. can come out to your home and custom clean your residence including your washing machine, refrigerator and other appliances. We also offer a convenient wash and fold laundry service for whenever you need it! Call us today to learn more about our services.