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How to take care of your washing machine

Here're five tips to take care of your washing machine.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2010 02:19 IST
Hindustan Times

Here're five tips to take care of your washing machine.


Remove rust:

To remove rust stains, run two cups of lime or lemon juice through the washer for a cycle, with the hottest setting on.


Make it odour-free:

Run a solution of three cups of vinegar and about five tbps of salt through a cycle on its hottest settings to make your machine odour-free.


All clear:

Just run a normal cycle at the highest temperature setting, with vinegar instead of detergent, once every six months, to keep your machine grime-free and as good as new.


For mildew smell:

Make a thick paste of baking soda with water and apply this on the mold build-up and corners of the tub with a toothbrush. Next, take two cups of baking soda and add it to a tub full of hot water and leave it for 30 minutes. Now run a wash cycle. Once the solution drains off, run a cycle of warm water.


Bleach it:

Fill the tub with warm water and add two cups of bleach. Leave it for 20 minutes and then run it for one washing cycle. Once the water drains off again run a cycle with water.

First Published: Oct 12, 2010 16:07 IST