How to Disinfect a Washer and Dryer?

Since the washer-cum-dryer are always in touch with detergent or any other washing materials, it doesn’t require any deep sanitization. Rather you can give it a thorough wash once or twice a year.

If you are seriously chemo-phobic, afraid of giving the machine any chemotherapy (chemical wash) by any of chemical cleaners, follow some natural ways to clean your washer. We will guide you with the below-mentioned steps to give your washer and dryer an awesome wash:

  1. One cup of baking soda
  2. Four cups of vinegar
  3. Pour the solution into the washer
  4. Turn the washer on at the hottest, largest, and longest setting
  5. When the tub gets full of water, stop the cycle for an hour

How to Sanitize and Disinfect a Washer and Dryer?

Now, you have to make another solution for the other parts:

  1. The amount of baking soda will be half of the vinegar.
  2. That means baking soda 1% : vinegar 2%. Prepare the solution for how much you need following the ratio.
  3. Use a toothbrush, sponge, or towel as per the parts.
  4. Wash the lid, dispenser, display, everything with the solution. Be very careful not to wet the electronic parts.
  5. But wash the lint trap with a soapy-warm water solution with a toothbrush.
  6. And if your dryer is a separate one, then use the baking soda and vinegar solution with a soaked towel or microfiber cloth. 
  7. After that, wash the inside of the washer that is still filled with water.
  8. Remove all the gunk that you come to see.
  9. Finally, turn the cycle back on. Let it finish the whole cycle.
  10. If you see any stain still now, clean it with the latter solution. 

Hopefully, that will give your washer as well as dryer a better look. At the same time washing, cleaning, and taking extra care of the electronic devices will help them live longer.

Shane Quaashie

Shane Quaashie is a 30-year-old technician who loves to introduce himself as a nerd for electronics and mechanics. He grew up in a higher middle-class neighborhood and loves to travel around the country. He is a passionate writer, a creative geek, but can also be a bit untidy and impatient. He always finds creative ways to improve the inner beauty of his house. Being a part of The Home Impro, Shane Quasshie found the platform to write about his love for electronics and mechanics.

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