Washing machines are indispensable; they provide convenience by saving us a lot of time and effort. You load your machine, press the button, go around the house to finish other chores, and come back later to unload clean clothes.
But those cleaning results and high-performance wouldn't last if you don't know how to clean front load washing machines.
With constant use, front load washing machines start accumulating detergent residue, lint, and fuzz, affecting their efficiency and lowering the quality of your laundry results. If not maintained properly, your front-loading machine will have a shorter life span and fail to serve its purpose, and it may even make your clothes dirtier.
But don't worry; our work continues beyond providing you with the best front load washers, employing revolutionary energy-saving, spinning, noise control, and cleaning features.
We are here to guide you and answer your questions about how to clean front load washing machines to enjoy the most satisfactory laundry results.
Does your washing machine smell of musty odor, or do you notice your clothes are coming out of the washer as stained as they were before washing them?
A dirty washer interior may be the reason behind these issues. So, how can you clean the inside of your washing machine to maintain a fresh smell and the best laundry results?
To be safe, empty your front load washing machine of any laundry loads, drain water from the tub, and unplug it before you start cleaning it.
The gasket is that rubber piece that goes around your washer's door, and it is one of the parts of the washer that collects the most hair, lint, and soap residue and builds up mold.
You can't remove the gasket, but it is folded, so you can pull the fold to clean it. Clean it with a clean cloth to remove any dirt. Notice any black spots? This means that mold is growing in the gasket. Grab a spray bottle, fill it with hot water and soap, spray the gasket, and wipe. Repeat this process until the gasket is mold-free. You can also use bleach and a toothbrush to scrub the mold.
Many may tell you to use vinegar to clean your washing machine. It is an effective cleaning option. But with constant use, vinegar may wear out rubber and plastic parts in the washer, e.g., hoses.
A better alternative is using a designated washer cleaner. There are many washing machine cleaner options that are safe and effective, including powder and tablets.
With powder tub cleaning products, all you need to do is make sure the washer is empty, add the powder cleaner to the detergent drawer, and set your washer to do a cleaning cycle.
Cleaning pods or tablets have the same process and give the same cleaning results, and the only difference is that they go straight in the tub rather than the detergent drawer.
Another good option is bleach. It helps eliminate bacteria and remove any traces of mold in the gasket or tub. Bleach may leave an irritating smell. To avoid this, run a rinse cycle after the cleaning cycle.
Remove the detergent drawer to clean it every once in a while or whenever you feel it needs to be cleaned. Soak the drawer in warm water and soap. Using a toothbrush, scrub any build-up detergent. The toothbrush will make it easier to clean all the parts you can't reach using a sponge or a rag. Finally, dry the drawer and clean the drawer housing before putting it back.
If not cleaned regularly, your front load washer's drain filter will clog, which will affect your machine's efficiency. It traps lint, hair, detergent, tissues, and even coins and paper clips. That's why you should check your pockets before washing your clothes.
A clogged filter will cause your clothes to smell musty and have lint and soap residue. It may also result in more electricity consumption and water accumulation in the tub.
You may have noticed a small door at the bottom corner of your front load washing machine; that's the drain filter.
The first thing you need to do is to open that little door. It will be easy to open. If you face a problem opening it, the washer manual will guide you through the process.
Once you open it, you'll see a drain hose and the drain pump filter. Keep a small bucket around, pull the drain hose, but be careful not to pull it too far to avoid twisting it and preventing it from draining properly. Now, drain the hose in the bucket. Once it's done draining, put it back.
Next, you'll be cleaning the drain pump filter by turning it counter-clockwise, pulling it, and removing any visible things clogging the drain. Put the drain pump filter back in place by turning it clockwise.
If you face any issues cleaning your LG front load washer drain pump filter, our support team is always there to answer your questions.
Make sure you keep your washer's door open after cleaning it or doing laundry to allow it to air dry and get rid of any moisture to avoid unwanted odors and mold. Wiping the gasket dry between loads will also help you keep it mold-free.
This is simple. All you need is a damp and dry rag. Wipe the outer body and remove any spots, then dry it.
Now you know how to clean front load washing machines from LG for a lifetime of efficiency and convenience.