Keep your washing machine’s seal clean and hygienic with our handy cleaning guide. For more, in-depth cleaning information, check our how to clean a smelly washing machine guide.
To keep your machine fresh and hygienic, you should clean your washing machine regularly. The frequency of your cleaning schedule will depend on how often your use your machine, but, generally, we suggest deeply cleaning your appliance once every 1-3 months. When cleaning your machine, it’s important to remember to clean your appliance’s rubber seals. By regularly cleaning your machine’s seals, you can prevent the build of mold, bacteria and bad odours, ensuring perfectly hygienic, fresh laundry every time.
As aforementioned, how often you clean your machine, and it’s seals, depends on how frequently you use your appliance. Whilst we suggest cleaning your appliance every 1-3 months, it is important to frequently check your appliance for signs that it needs a clean. Unpleasant damp or musty smells are an indication that your washing machine needs a good clean. Equally, you should clean your appliance if there is any visual dirt of mold on your machine’s seals.
To clean your machine’s door seal, follow these simple instructions:
Firstly, you should clean the washing machine drum to remove residue from dirt and detergent and bacteria.
Following this, to keep your machine’s rubber seals free from mold and mildew, use a damp cloth and soapy water. Carefully wipe around the rubber seals, making sure you do not lift the seals away from the metal. If any dirt remains, use a toothbrush to scrub the surface.
Top Tip: To keep your machine in top condition, look out for self-cleaning functions. Many Beko washing machines comes with a self-cleaning function, such as DrumClean+ that removes the bacteria that build up and cleans the drum at a hot 70°C.
Did we answer your question?
We are so sorry we were unable to answer your question. You might be able to find the answer you are looking for in the ‘Related Questions’ below. If your query is still unanswered, please head over to our Contact Us page for further assistance.
Search or browse our frequently asked questions to find the answer to your query.