How to Clean Front Loader Mould
Your front-loading washing machine may have served you for years, and it has some significant advantages and features – it uses less water, it’s quiet and uses less detergent. In general, it’s an essential part of your laundry room, but one day when you opened the washer’s door, you are suddenly shocked to discover that it is accumulating mould.
Front loaders have airtight doors that seal with rubber gasket. The rubber seal usually traps moisture, and this is the main reason why mould and mildew grow and thrive inside the machine.
Another reason for this issue is high sudsing detergents and liquid fabric softeners, which leave behind films and residues that invite mould growth. So, it is always advisable to use eco-friendly detergents, because they usually blast away residues their counterparts leave behind.
Unlike top-loading washing machines that have a slightly loose-fitting metal door, which can easily let the air out and allow the tank to dry out between loads, front-loaders are sealed tight, so it takes more effort to maintain them.
How to prevent mould:
What to do if your washer has developed mould:
However, if you have tried every all the steps that we have enumerated in this article and it still smells, and the mould keeps growing back behind the drum, then there might be a clogged drain or filter. To properly check if your appliance can be fixed, we recommend that you hire a qualified repair specialist since they can effectively dismantle the machine and clean it for you. They also have the experience and equipment to do this task properly without breaking your washer.