You will need
- Special descaler, citric acid, magnetic water softener.
Use a special descaling agent. You can buy it in hardware store or large supermarket. This tool is produced in the form of liquid or powder. Weak acids included in the composition, effectively remove limescale without damaging the plastic parts of the washing machine. Before use, carefully read the supplied instructions.
Sprinkle or pour the product in the drum of the washing machine and turn the washing programme without Laundry. Set the water temperature from 60 to 90oC. This procedure should be carried out 1 time per month. If you live in an area where water is very hard, to clean the car more often. In any case do not increase the amount. Overdose can cause damage to rubber hoses of the washing machine.
Pour 200 g of citric acid in the boot compartment for the washing powder. Run the longest programme no spin and pre-wash. The water temperature should not be lower than 60oC. After the program, open the drum and pry the rubber elements. Remove limescale flakes with a clean cloth and wipe it. Repeat this treatment 1 time per three months.
Install a magnetic water softener under water inlet hose washing machine or water pipe. Under magnetic field, the salt splits into ions. This helps to prevent the appearance of lime scale on the coil and extend the service washing machine. The only drawback of this method can be noted the high price of the magnetic softener.
After cleansing, the washing machine from limescale take care of prevention. During each wash, use special products that soften the water. Also to reduce the risk of lime-wash operation at a low temperature of 40-50oC.
Advice 2 : How to clean a washing machine
Each brand of washing machines includes manual and care. So before you begin to clean the machine, you should be familiar with the features and instructions. And, of course, if you want to extend the validity of your washing machine, you need to provide the proper care and cleaning.
Easiest way to clean a washing machine outside. There are stains from detergent, water and bleach. Everything is easy to clean with a cloth soaked in warm water. For efficiency, you can add some of the liquid for washing dishes.
In order to remove unpleasant smell that was coming from inside the vehicle, you want to pour directly into the drum a little bleach. And to drive a machine at the highest temperature (without linen).
Also do not forget about cleaning the filter. Put a rag, open the hole for the filter and manually pull out the lint, scale and other debris. To clean the filter is necessary every 3 months.
The washing machine needs to be cleaned from the inside. For this you need to open the door and wash its inner side with a cloth dampened with warm water and liquid dishwashing. Thoroughly clean the cracks around the door rubber (you can use a toothbrush, very comfortable). Do not forget to remove glass powder and bleach. And also good to clean under running water with a brush.
In order to get rid of the scum, you need to take 200 gr. citric acid and fill the hole for the powder. To turn to the highest temperature (usually 90 degrees) and drive (empty). Then you'll see how many scum left. Do this cleaning every six months.
No need to clean limescale with vinegar, it can destroy rubber hoses and tubes.