If you notice that your clothes after washing have a strange odor and have black stains between the rubber rings or in the washing powder compartment you should take some action. These black stains are actually dangerous fungus that cause many diseases in humans.
Bathroom is the ideal place for the growth of fungal spores because mold normally appears in conditions of high humidity and heat. Fungal spores can easily spread through air and nest on different surfaces.
Here’s how to get rid of fungus in your washing machine:
You will need:
25gr salt of lemon or potassium hydrogen oxalate
some liquid cleaning detergent (preferably containing chlorine)
First of all wipe the inside of your washing machine with some tissues in order to remove the accumulated dirt. After that apply the cleaning agent (with chlorine content) over the entire surface of the rubber ring, distributing evenly. Close the door and leave it few hours to act.
Then set your washing machine on ‘rinse’ program, and turn it on. Put some salt of lemon in the detergent compartment and set your washing machine on the highest temperature. Turn it on.
In the end, your washing machine will look like new. If necessary, repeat the procedure in a month in order to completely get rid of the mold.
Note: you should always leave the door of your washing machine open after a wash cycle. This will prevent bacteria and mold proliferation.
With this preventive maintenance you will significantly extend the life of your washing machine!