Cleaning Your Washing Machine

Did you know that residues and minerals can build up in your washing machine, reducing its effectiveness over time?

The experts at Home Warranty of America (HWA) have the following suggestions for cleaning your washing machine:

  • Fill an empty washer with hot water (enough for a large load).
  • 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.

In addition to cleaning your washing machine on a regular basis, another way to reduce your washing machine repair bills is to purchase a home warranty plan. Backed by almost 20 years of experience, an HWA home warranty plan can provide:

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

If you’d like to learn more about home maintenance, check out our Home Maintenance Guide. And for more information about cleaning your washing machine or home warranties, contact one of HWA’s customer service agents now!

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