Is your laundry smelling odd? Chances are you need to clean your washing machine filter. This may seem like a tedious job at first but it is actually really simple!
These are 5 simple steps you can follow to clean your washing machine filter.
Cleaning time: 20 minutes
Prepare the necessary tools
Step one of cleaning your washing machine filter is preparing the right tools. Things you will need are: A large bowl or bucket, and a large towel in case water spills out.
Turn off your washing machine and unplug it
In order to safely remove your washing machine filter, it is necessary to turn off your washing machine. Doing this will prevent water from coming through the filter while removing it.
Drain the water from your washing machine
Before you screw out your washing machine filter it is important to drain the water reservoir. The small black hose next to the filter can be pulled out slightly and the top can be removed. Hold the bucket or bowl underneath the hose and let all the water drain.
Remove the washing machine filter
With most washing machines the filter is located on the bottom right. Here you will see a small door that you can open from the top or side.
Put the filter in the dishwasher or wash by hand
Give the filter a good rinse underneath the tap and place it in the dishwasher.
Alternatively, you can also wash the filter by hand. You can do this by using either a green soap or dish soap. Use a bottle cleaner to clean any dirt inside the filter.