Clean the outside of the washing machineI start from the outside of the machine. Better to avoid corrosive products - especially on the control panel. So a simple microfiber cloth moistened with clear water will be perfect! I gently clean, removing the accumulated dust.
Clean the detergent drawer and the door sealI remove the detergent drawer from its location. I take out my old used toothbrush, dip it in white vinegar and rub in every nook and cranny to remove all the laundry residue. I rinse well with lukewarm water. Still with my toothbrush, I clean the vacant space in the washing machine then I replace my detergent drawer. As for the door seal, it was all dirty with dust. No secret: toothbrush, white vinegar and elbow grease.
Clean the machine drum
Clean the washing machine filterSo, beware of sensitive souls, do not look at the photo of my filter before washing! It's horrible. Where is the filter? Mine is at the bottom left of the machine. There is no more water in my machine, I still put a mop under the small hatch and I unscrew the filter.
The filter which is therefore very dirty. So dirty that I decide to soak it in a mixture of white vinegar and hot water. After 30 minutes of soaking, I rinse with clear water. My filter lives again. I put it back in place - be sure to screw the mechanism correctly! - and my washing machine is as clean as a new penny.
To accomplish all of this, it took me just over 20 minutes. But I have the impression that my washing machine comes back to life!