Warning: To avoid risk of electric shock, always disconnect the appliance from the power outlet before cleaning. Never clean the washer with a pressure washer.
To clean the washer’s exterior: Use hot, soapy water or a mild, non-abrasive cleaning agent with a soft cloth. Rinse and then dry with a soft cloth.
To clean the washer’s control panel: Use a damp, soft cloth.
To clean the washer’s drum: Use a mild, non-abrasive, chlorine-free cleaning agent. Rinse and then dry with a soft cloth. Do not use steel wool or any other abrasive cleaning agents.
To clean the door gasket: After your washer has washed a load, allow the interior of the machine to air out by leaving the door partially open. This will allow air to circulate and help dry out any remaining moisture in the drum or on the gasket. Wipe the gasket with a soft cloth to remove residual water or any detergent. The existence of any residual detergent can be a sign that too much detergent is being used.
To clean the detergent dispenser: Remove the dispenser from the washer according to the instructions in the Use & Care Guide. Place the dispenser under warm, running water and lightly wipe away any remaining detergent residue. Reinsert the dispenser according to the instructions in the Use & Care Guide.
To clean the water inlet strainers: This is necessary if very little or no water flows into the washing machine. In areas that utilize hard water, cleaning is recommended every 6 months to reduce valve blockages. Follow these directions:
- Disconnect the hose from the water faucet.
- Rinse the strainer under running water.
- Reconnect the hose and strainer.
- Do the above for both hot and cold water faucets.
To descale your washer: It is not necessary to descale your washer if you use the correct type of detergent. If white spots, lime or mineral deposits appear on the interior of the washer, you can use a descaling agent to remove them. Please follow the instructions provided by the descaling manufacturer. Warning: Descaling agents contain acids, which may attack parts of the washing machine and discolor the laundry.