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Keeping The Outside of Your Washer Clean

While we speak a lot about the dangers of soap scum and germs on the inside of your machine, it’s worth mentioning the importance of keeping the exterior of your appliance clean as well.

Despite being universally popular appliances, washing machines usually have to put up with a reasonably large amount of irritations in their lifespan. This is because most homes simply don’t accommodate washers very well and are often designed to hide them away from the eyes of guests.

We understand it’s not exactly the most glamorous thing out there to have. Still, a washing machine is crucial to the operation of the modern home, and keeping its surroundings, and exterior, clean is almost as critical as keeping the machinery clean inside!

So, with that being said, it’s time to take a look at some of the best methods and techniques to use to make sure your washing machine stays in tip-top shape for its entire lifespan.

Under the Hood

Most washing machines sit on short little legs with rubber soles. The reason for this being that your washer needs a consistently stable surface to make sure the spin cycle doesn’t send your poor washing machine on a trip out of the front door. The raised gap also allows for heat to dissipate away from under the device as the spin cycle mechanism achieves its top speed, generating considerable heat in the process.


As a result of this slight gap, there’s also the issue of things getting underneath your machine. Dust, to a degree, is fine, but excessive dust, hair, and dog fur can make the heat dissipation of the washer largely ineffective. As a result, it’s essential to keep your machine away from a carpet when possible and make sure that you keep the underneath of your machine clear from those constantly breeding dust-bunnies.

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

The front panel of the washing machine has evolved over time to become a complex and comprehensive system that can make your appliance operate for just about any scenario. While this has been great, for the most part, the front control panel of your washer also has a few drawbacks beyond confounding fathers across the country.


With all of those settings on your control panel comes more opportunities to use your fingers to press, and press again, until you get the proper setup. Unfortunately, those buttons and touch panels will get dirty over time and can be havens for bacteria if left unchecked.


So, take the time to wipe your machine’s control panel and/or dial with an anti-bacterial wipe or two to ensure a clean and safe laundry experience. For those tiny crevices that are hard to reach, we usually find the best technique is to use a new toothbrush for scrubbing before rinsing with distilled water.


That’s it for today’s blog, be sure to check out our other blogs from Wash Warrior on the latest tips and tricks for keeping your washing machine clean and operational. Also, if you have any questions about our products, then feel free to contact us!

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Happy Washing!

The Wash Warrior Team

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