Solve your washing machine’s odor problem!Tips for cleaning the washing machine

Sipping coffee by the window on a rainy day, reading a favorite book. It would be nice to spend such a peaceful time during the rainy season, but in reality, you may be too worried about the smell of laundry drying indoors to read.

You may think that it is inevitable because of the high humidity, but it is actually said that the smell of laundry drying indoors can be controlled by cleaning the washing machine. So, in this article, we will introduce the maintenance methods for washing machines that should be done during the rainy season.


Taking care of your washing machine can reduce laundry odor!

Many people are concerned about the smell of their laundry when they dry it indoors during the rainy season. There are two main causes of this smell.

Bacteria growing on clothes
Bacteria grown in the washing machine

At this time of the year, it is easy to sweat, and if you leave your undressed clothes damp in a basket or laundry tub for a long time, more and more germs will grow on your clothes. It would be great if we could get rid of all these germs by doing laundry, but unfortunately, if the washing machine itself is also breeding germs, no matter how much you wash, germs will remain in the laundry.

To prevent this from happening, it is important to clean the washing machine. Even if you have cleaned your washing machine before the rainy season starts, you can’t be too careful. You need to sanitize it about once a month during this season. Not only that, there is also maintenance that needs to be done every day.

It is not an exaggeration to say that whether or not you do this maintenance properly will determine whether or not your laundry will smell. So, what kind of maintenance should you do? The next chapter will show you how to maintain your washing machine during the rainy season.

Regular washing machine maintenance to prevent odors

During the rainy season, you should clean the lint filter and drying filter of your washing machine every day. If you can’t be bothered to clean them every day, clean them two or three times a week. The lint filter, in particular, collects dirt when it is damp, so if you don’t clean it frequently, bacteria can quickly grow.

If you are using detergent from the detergent inlet, clean it as soon as you notice any dirt. Use lukewarm water (about 40 degrees Celsius) to soften and remove the hardened detergent.

It is also important to clean the washing tank. If your washing machine has a tub drying and tub washing course, dry the tub once a week, and wash the tub once a month with the tub washing course according to the instruction manual. The key point is to use a chlorine based cleaner for washing the tank.

Chlorine cleaners are strong against mildew and will remove mildew from the root. Some people recommend oxygen-based cleaners or baking soda, but if you want to clean your laundry tank well, I recommend chlorine based cleaners.

Every day: cleaning the lint filter and drying filter
Once a week: Drying the tub
Once a month: cleaning the detergent inlet, cleaning the laundry tub

Do not leave undressed clothes in the washing machine.

The most important thing to remember is not to leave your clothes in the washing machine after you take them off. The most important thing to keep in mind is not to leave your clothes in the washing machine after you have taken them off.

It is easy to imagine what will happen if you leave such clothes in a poorly ventilated laundry tub. Put your undressed clothes in a laundry basket. Of course, when you are done washing, take them out and hang them to dry as soon as possible.

If you are worried about the smell, you may want to add a little more detergent, but the remaining detergent can breed bacteria. However, the leftover detergent can breed bacteria, and using a lot of detergent will have the opposite effect and make your laundry smell even worse, so try to use the right amount of detergent.

If you use the right amount of detergent, you can reduce the odor of your laundry and also reduce the strange smell from the washing machine itself. Keeping the machine clean reduces the amount of maintenance you have to do on a daily basis, so be careful not to leave your laundry in the machine or use more detergent than necessary.