How to clean your washing machine’s door seals

washing machine door seals

As a household appliance that is constantly used, your washing machine requires regular cleaning to keep it in tip-top condition. Neglecting to clean your washing machine's door seals can lead to a build-up of mould, mildew, and bacteria, which can cause an unpleasant smell and affect the cleanliness of your laundry. In this article, we’ve pulled together a step-by-step guide that explains how to clean your washing machine's door seals.

  1. Before you start cleaning, make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies. You'll need a clean cloth, a toothbrush, a bowl of warm water, and a cleaning solution. You can use a commercial cleaning product or a homemade solution of white vinegar and baking soda. To avoid damage, make sure to check that the cleaning solution is suitable for your appliance.
  2. Using a dry cloth, remove any visible dirt or debris from the door seals. Make sure to clean both the inside and outside of the seals thoroughly.
  3. Dip a clean cloth in the cleaning solution and wring it out well. Wipe the door seals with the cloth, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies without lifting the seals away from the metal. For stubborn stains or mould, use a toothbrush to scrub the affected areas.
  4. Once you've finished cleaning the door seals, rinse them thoroughly with a clean, damp cloth, removing all traces of the cleaning solution.
  5. Using a dry cloth, wipe the door seals dry. Make sure to remove any excess moisture, as this can lead to mould growth.
  6. After you've cleaned the door seals, leave the washing machine door open to allow air to circulate and prevent moisture build-up.

By regularly cleaning your washing machine's door seals, you can prevent the build-up of mould, mildew, and bacteria, ensuring that your machine remains clean and hygienic. Make sure to follow these steps monthly or more frequently if you notice any odours.

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