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How to do a monthly maintenance wash on your washing machine

Whether you are using cloth nappies or not, you should be doing a maintenance wash on your washing machine every month. With cloth nappies it is especially important. Here's our quick and easy guide on how to clean your washing machine and keep your laundry smelling fresh as daisies!


Clean the powder tray

Take the powder tray out of the machine and wash it in hot soapy water. Wait until it is dry to put it back in.


Run a long wash 

Run the empty machine on a long (2.5-3.5 hour) hot wash. Option to add a cup or two of distilled white vinegar but check with your manufacturer's manual first.


Check the filter

Check the filter and wipe it down with warm soapy water


Check the rubber seals

Check the rubber seals and wipe them down, too.


Get in the habit

Get in the habit of leaving the washing machine door open or ajar when not in use as this will help prevent mildew and mould.

Set an alarm for 1st of the month so you don't forget to repeat the process every month.


Check your manufacturers manual first and always follow their advice on how to care for your machine.


Read next: How to wash reusable nappies

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Beth Sanderson

This is so helpful, thank you! I hadn’t even thought of doing a maintenance wash on my washing machine (how bad!!). I will set an alarm on the 1st of every month now.

By the way we absolutely love Peachi reusable nappies!

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