Cleaning your hoover washing machine is an important task that should be done on a regular basis.
Many people don’t know you need to clean your washer since you always run soap and water through it.
But the fact is this;
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 hoover washing machine.
Learning how to clean your hoover washing machine is vital for keeping your washer free from molds, dirt, limescale, and stinky smells.
This will help to maintain the performance and longevity of your machine.
In this article, we will explain how to properly clean your hoover washing machine including the:
- Dispenser drawer
- Pump filter
- Inlet filter
- Door and exterior parts
Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of how to deep clean your hoover washing machine.
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In order to clean your machine, you will need some basic supplies:
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
How to clean Hoover washing machine drum
Your hoover 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 hoover 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 (95 degrees)
- 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 hoover 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 Hoover washing machine dispenser drawer
Soap residues and limescale buildup in the dispenser drawer can spoil your laundry and also cause your hoover 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 hoover dispenser drawer:
- Remove your dispenser drawer by pulling it out gently but with a bit of force.
- Soak the drawer in hot soapy water for about 2 hours
- Add baking soda to your water if your drawer is very dirty or has dried detergent build-up.
- Scrub the drawer thoroughly with a brush after soaking.
- Rinse the dispenser, dry it, and then replace it back in its compartment.
For hoover models with automatic liquid and detergent and softener dosing, follow these steps:
- Ensure that all the compartments are empty before cleaning.
- Press the release button and pull out the drawer completely taking notice of the leakage of detergent residues.
- Fill the drawer with hot water
- Shake the drawer to make sure that all of its compartments have water.
- Pour out the water from the compartments and insert it back.
How to clean Hoover washing machine Pump filter
The Pump filter on the washing machine 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 hoover washing machine.
It is one of the common causes of smell and poor drainage in washing machines.
It is important to regularly clean your pump filter to ensure your hoover washing machine is working efficiently and effectively.
Hoover recommends checking and cleaning the pump filter 5 or 6 times a year.
Follow these steps to clean your hoover washing machine pump filter:
- Disconnect your washer from the power supply.
- Locate the pump filter panel at the bottom left-hand side of your hoover 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.
- Screw the pump filter back onto the washer by turning it anti-clockwise. Make sure it’s tightened to prevent any leakage.
Note: If your hoover washing machine does not have a small waste tube at the front filter panel, you can use the waste pipe at the back of your washing machine to drain any excess water.
How to clean Hoover washing machine inlet filter
The inlet valve filter may get choked or clogged with debris and other particles from water that flows into your hoover washing during a wash cycle.
This can cause a slow flow of water into your hoover 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 hoover washing machine.
Follow this easy process to clean your hoover 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 hoover 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 Hoover 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; 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 Hoover washing machine door and exterior parts
Finally, you will need to clean the exterior of your hoover washing machine.
- Spritz vinegar and water mixture on a cloth and clean the inside and outside of the door until it’s clean.
- Spray the outside of your hoover washing machine with lukewarm water and vinegar.
- Clean the outside of your hoover washing machine including the control panel using a damp cloth.
- Be sure to dry the machine thoroughly before plugging it back in and using it again.
Tip: Avoid using any abrasives or alcoholic liquids to clean your washer. Always use natural constituents.
Washing machines are an essential household appliance that makes doing our laundry much easier and fun.
Proper maintenance of your hoover washing machine is important to keep your washer clean and working for a very long time.
By following these simple steps, you can help to keep your hoover washing machine clean and in good working condition.