Make sure your washing machine is clean on the outside to avoid spills and debris staining your laundry. If there are any spills, wipe them up immediately with a damp paper towel or cloth. The machine’s surface and electronic control panels may be damaged by chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, abrasive cleaners, and household solvents.
Wipe down your washing machine’s exterior once a week or so with a soft cloth and your favorite all-purpose cleaner or a mild dishwashing liquid and water mixture. Cleaning the inside of the washer’s lid and the edges of the opening is easier when the machine is opened. Make sure crevices and seams are clean by using a folded paper towel or cotton swab. After rinsing, wipe dry with a clean cloth.
The drum inside the machine should be cleaned with a damp cloth or a paper towel. Any residue left behind by laundry detergent will be removed, as well as lint and other debris.
It is also necessary to clean the dispensers for bleach and fabric softener that are removable. With an all-purpose spray cleaner and paper towels, clean the dispensers by soaking them in warm water for 10 minutes. For this task, do not use laundry detergent. Following the drying process, return the dispensers to their original locations.
Lint and other debris can be removed from the floor around the washing machine by vacuuming it (but keep an eye out for stray buttons!). Make sure to vacuum behind the washer as well. Pull the washer away from the wall gently.