It’s always a good thing to clean your appliances regularly as it keeps them working well for a long time.
Your Asko washing machine is no exception.
Over time, soap residues, dirt, grime, and other minerals from detergents you use for your laundry can cause molds and mildew to build up in your Asko washing machine.
With time, these tend to cause your washer to smell and deteriorate.
Learning how to clean your Asko washing machine is vital for keeping your washer free from molds, dirt, limescale, and stinky smells.
In this article, we will explain how to properly clean your Asko washing machine including the:
- Dispenser drawer
- Pump filter
- Lint filter
- Inlet filter
- Door and exterior parts
Keep reading to learn how to deep clean your Asko washing machine step-by-step.
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In order to clean your machine, you will need some basic supplies:
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
How to clean Asko washing machine drum
Your Asko washing machine drum can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria which can affect the performance of your washer and the cleanliness of your clothes.
These are the easy steps to follow in order to clean your Asko washing machine drum:
- Start by unplugging the machine from the power outlet.
- Remove any laundry from the drum of your washing machine.
- Pour one cup of vinegar into your washer and run an empty wash at the highest temperature 203 °F (95°)
- Check the space under the puddles to see if there are objects like nails or paper clips stuck there.
Here’s how to clear objects out of the paddle:
- Insert a screwdriver into the hole and push it to the left carefully.
- Grasp the paddle with your other hand and pull it forward toward you.
- Lift the paddle and remove any foreign objects.
- Position the paddle in the mounting hole letting the F-mark face you.
Make sure that all the paddle fasteners are in their right hols inside the drum and push it until it catches.
- Wipe the inside and outside of the drum with a damp towel and leave the door open to completely air dry.
- You should ensure that you clean your Asko washer at least once a month.
- Always remove your laundry from the washer immediately after washing to prevent mold from forming in your laundry drum.
- Always keep your laundry drum dry by leaving the door open for some time to limit the build-up of moisture and mold in your drum.
How to clean Asko washing machine detergent compartment
Soap residues and limescale buildup in the dispenser drawer can spoil your laundry and also cause your Asko washing machine to smell.
So if you don’t want your clean fabrics to always come out soiled, it’s necessary to clean your dispenser drawer frequently.
Here are the easy steps to clean your Asko dispenser drawer:
- Remove your detergent compartment by pulling it out gently but with little force.
- Scrub the drawer thoroughly with a brush removing all detergent residuals.
- Rinse the dispenser, dry it, and then replace it back in its position.
- The cover in the fabric softener can be removed so remove it and clean it as well.
How to clean Asko washing machine drain pump filter or trap
Your Asko washing machine has a trap that is used to trap larger residues like buttons and coins, which could block your draining system.
A clogged pump filter can cause poor performance of your Asko washing machine.
It is one of the common causes of smell and poor drainage in washing machines.
It is important to regularly get rid of these items that are trapped to ensure your Asko washing machine is working efficiently and effectively.
It is recommended to check and clean the filter 5 or 6 times a year.
Follow these steps to clean your Asko washing machine filter or trap:
- Disconnect your washer from the power supply.
- Locate the pump filter panel at the bottom left-hand side of your Asko washing machine.
- Place a towel beneath to catch any water that may flow when you open the filter.
- Open the panel using a flat screwdriver.
- You’ll see a small drain tube inside the panel where the filter is located.
- Lower the small tube to drain any excess water into a small cup or bowl.
- After draining the excess water, remove the filter by turning it clockwise.
- Clean and remove all debris and other particles in the filter.
- Wash the filter thoroughly under running water and rinse with hot water.
- Check inside the filter hole, remove any foreign objects, and clean the inside with a towel.
- Insert your finger in the hole and check that the pump impellers at the back rotate.
- Screw the pump filter back onto the washer by turning it anti-clockwise. Make sure it’s tightened to prevent any leakage. And screw back the panel.
How to clean Asko washing machine inlet filter
The inlet valve filter may get choked or clogged with debris and other particles from water that flows into your Asko washing during a wash cycle.
This can cause a slow flow of water into your Asko washing machine or may cause water not to flow into it at all.
It is therefore important to clean your inlet valve filter at least once every month depending on the frequency of usage of your Asko washing machine.
Follow this easy process to clean your Asko washing machine inlet filter:
- Start by closing your water supply tap.
- Unscrew the cap connecting your water pipe and the inlet valve which is located at the back of your Asko washing machine.
- Remove the filter from the inlet valve by pulling it out,
- Use a soft brush to remove debris and other particles from the filter. And wash with baking soda for thorough cleaning.
- Dry the filter thoroughly before putting it back.
Tip: It is recommended to replace your filters once every year.
How to clean Asko washing machine Seal
The water you use for washing can accumulate and get stuck in the door seal which can cause molds and mildew.
- To clean your washer seal, use a damp cloth and soapy water.
- Carefully wipe around the seal, and if any dirt remains use a toothbrush to scrub the surface.
- Dry your seal with a cloth after every wash cycle to prevent molds and mildew from forming in the seal.
How to clean Asko washing machine door and exterior parts
Finally, you will need to clean the exterior of your Asko washing machine.
- Spritz a mild detergent and warm water mixture on a cloth and clean the inside and outside of the door until it’s clean.
- Wipe the outside of your Asko washing machine with lukewarm water and mild detergent.
- Wipe your washer dry with a soft cloth.
Tip: Avoid using any abrasives or alcoholic liquids to clean your washer. Always use natural constituents.
Do not hose down your washer with water!
What to do after using Asko washing machine
It’s important to maintain certain basic etiquettes with your washer that will allow it to last very long without issues.
Do these anytime you finish your washing:
- Press the power button to turn off your washer
- Turn off the plug or power supply to your washer
- Turn off both hot and cold water taps where applicable
- Always leave the door open for about an hour or two, to allow moisture inside the washer to evaporate.
Your Asko Washing machine will give you a long and trouble-free service if you follow these routine of cleaning and maintenance.
Always remember to clean your washing machine so that it can always be good as new.