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How to descale a washing machine

Over time, mineral deposits can build up inside your washing machine, which can affect its performance and potentially cause damage. Here are some steps to descale a washing machine:

  1. Empty the machine: Make sure the washing machine is empty and unplugged before you begin.

  2. Mix the solution: In a bucket, mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water. Pour this mixture into the washing machine drum.

  3. Add vinegar: Pour two cups of white vinegar into the detergent dispenser or directly into the drum.

  4. Run a cycle: Run the washing machine on the hottest setting with the longest cycle. This will help to dissolve the mineral deposits.

  5. Wipe down the drum: Once the cycle is complete, wipe down the inside of the drum with a clean cloth to remove any remaining residue.

  6. Run a rinse cycle: Finally, run a rinse cycle to ensure that any remaining vinegar or baking soda is flushed out of the machine.

By following these steps, you can descale your washing machine and keep it running smoothly for longer. It's a good idea to descale your machine every six months to a year, depending on how hard your water is.

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