Clean Washing Machine


Did you know that a clean washing machine is more effective and less costly to run? It’s true – thanks to soap residue and minerals that build up over time, it is important to periodically clean a washing machine.

The professionals from Home Warranty of America (HWA) suggest the following steps for a clean washing machine:

  • Fill the empty washer with enough hot water for a large load of laundry.
  • Add a quart of bleach (or white vinegar), and let the full machine run for one minute.
  • Open the top of the machine and let it sit for an hour.
  • Shut the cover and let the machine run a complete cycle.
  • Clean the water inlet filter or lint filter (if you have one) according to the manufacturer's instructions.

To control repair costs of washing machines and other critical systems and appliance in your home, consider a home warranty plan. Backed by almost 20 years of experience, an HWA home warranty plan provides:

  • full coverage – there are no age restrictions on the home or any of its mechanical systems or appliances
  • fast, dependable home repairs around the clock -- if something breaks, just place a claim on our website or call 888-492-7359 any time of day, and pay a small trade call fee to receive prompt attention from one of our qualified technicians
  • guaranteed satisfaction

If you’d like to hear more about the benefits of a clean washing machine or a home warranty, view our plans or talk with one of HWA’s customer service agents now! And be sure to check out our Home Maintenance Guide for other suggestions!

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