Scale in the washing machine is a problem for every housewife. Scale appears over time of use of the washing machine and can reduce the life of the equipment. Below we will consider what is the scale, why it is necessary to get rid of it, and how to clean the washing machine from the scale.   Instructions “How to Clean a Washing Machine from Scale” Consider the step-by-step instructions that will allow you to get rid of salt, and chemical scale on the heating element of the washing machine and not only.   Step 1. Cleaning the washing machine inside, remove plaque from the heater and drum. Let’s look at the two most common recipes for descaling.   Vinegar and baking soda. Take: – Two cups of regular 9% vinegar; – 1/4 cup of baking soda and water; – a stiff sponge.   Mix water and baking soda, gradually add the mixture to the powder tray and pour the vinegar into the drum. Activate the washing mode with the maximum temperature mode, on the timer set for about 1.5-2 hours.   Citric acid Buy about 6 packs of citric acid, how much to pour into the tray depends on the volume of the machine and the degree of pollution. Activate the washing mode with the maximum temperature mode, on the timer set for 1.5-2 hours.   Step #2 After cleaning the inside of the machine, it is necessary to wash the seal. It is allowed to use cleaning agents, such as a variant Domestos, Duckbill, which you use at home, or baking soda.  
  1. We apply the detergent on a moistened rag, gently pull the rubber band over itself and thoroughly wipe the metal part of the case.
  2. Clean the rubber cuff in the same way.
  3. Wipe the entire cuff with a clean, damp rag.
  Step #3 Cleaning the tray or dispenser, in which the powder and conditioner are poured. Look in your washer’s manual for how to disconnect this dispenser. Most containers are taken out according to this algorithm:  
  1. Pull out the tray itself to the maximum. More often in the compartment, there is a part in blue, you need to press and pull on itself, and hold the container.
  2. When there is no blue part, pull the powder compartment toward you and down, gradually rocking it sideways until you pull it all the way out.
  After pulling the dispenser out, look at the amount of powder residue and the degree of buildup. Use a cleaner to remove the dirt, then wipe the compartment dry. To clean the tray itself of plaque, powder residue, and other products, you can apply:   – Detergent and other chemicals; – A mixture of warm water, vinegar, and baking soda.   Pour the cleaner of your choice into a bowl and submerge the container. Leave the dispenser for 1-2 hours, taking into account the level of soiling. Additionally, go over with a toothbrush, then a dry rag.   Step #4 Proceed to clean the scale on the drain pump filter. If you do not clean this part in time, the washer will not be able to drain water, and then the water will leak. For cleaning take:  
  1. A container that is the right height.
  2. A dry cloth.
  3. A flat screwdriver.
  Algorithm of action:  
  1. open the filter, located at the bottom of the front housing of the machine. If the hatch is difficult to open, you can use a screwdriver to gently pry it open.
  2. Before you open the cover on the filter, lay a towel and place a container of water.
  3. clean debris, and dirt and rinse the filter.
  4. Wipe the opening with a clean rag, then put the filter back in, and close the hatch.
  Step #5 The fill hose filter also requires cleaning. Over time, rust, plaque, and sand are collected on the part, which can cause the washer to malfunction. the washer will not draw water while the washing mode is activated. This filter should be cleaned once every 6 months.   You will need a toothbrush and pliers to clean it. Then:  
  1. Turn off the tap with cold water – this is a must.
  2. Unfold the washing machine, so as to see the back body and the fill hose.
Unscrew the hose nut. Inside there will be a filter with a grid, it must be taken out very carefully with a flat sponge.
  1. 4. Clean the filter with a toothbrush.
  2. Put the filter back, and screw the hose as tight as possible.
  3. Open the faucet with cold water and put the washing machine in place.
  Step #6. In the end, wipe the control panel, wash the hatch, and the top and side walls.   What you can’t clean the washing machine with The prohibitions apply to:   – Cleaning the metal parts of the machine, where there are already traces of rust. Aggressive agents accelerate the spread of rust, deteriorating the quality of washing; – the use of acid and alkaline detergents at the same time, the seals can burst, the water intake control valve can fail; – frequent use of aggressive detergents.   It’s time to call for professional appliance repair in San Diego county. San Diego Appliance Repair Service is here to help with professional and experienced appliance repairs.   Contact us   (619) 719-5005   [email protected]