- How to clean the washing machine's rubber seal?
- washing machine
1. If you often wash at low temperatures or choose quick wash cycles, this may cause marks or stains on laundry.
Cleaning may solve this problem.
2. Run a number of wash cycles at 90°C without any laundry in the machine, but add a cup of sodium carbonate.
3. Also, use the sodium carbonate on the drum in order to clean the seal.
Warning: Use extreme caution – when using sodium carbonate! Sodium carbonate irritates the skin and mucous membranes.
Alternatively, use the special AEG/Electrolux cleaner for washing machines, which is available in our Webshop.
4. If mould does not disappear with cleaning, then seal will need to be replaced
- Constant washing at low temperatures and excessive use of detergents (enzyme-based) can lead to a build-up of mold and gel-like dirt in the door seal, pipes and drum. It can block hoses, cause a bad smell in the washing machine and even leave deposits on the laundry.
- Using too much detergent or regular washing at a low temperature. If you only wash at temperatures of 40°C or less, detergent residue and dirt will accumulate in the washing machine. This may lead to dirt, stains or greasy deposits on the seal.