Cleaning Washing Machines

Did you know that cleaning washing machines is important? It’s true – over time, soap residue and minerals in commonly used detergents can build up in the washing machine, and reduce the effectiveness of your washing machine.

The professionals from Home Warranty of America (HWA) have the following suggestions for cleaning washing machines:

  • 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.
  • If you have a problem with your clothes washer not working, as with all systems or appliances, check for blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers and proper power first.

To keep washing machine repair costs under control, consider a home warranty plan. Backed by almost 20 years of experience, an HWA home warranty plan can provide:

  • full coverage – there are no age restrictions on the home or any of its mechanical systems or appliances
  • fast, dependable home repairs are available around the clock -- if something breaks, just place a claim right here on our website or call 888-492-7359, any time of day, for just a small trade call fee.
  • guaranteed satisfaction

If you’d like to learn more about cleaning washing machines or home warranties, 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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