It’s always a good thing to clean your appliances regularly as it keeps them working well for a long time.
Your Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine.
Learning how to clean your Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine including the:
- Dispenser drawer
- Pump filter
- Lint filter
- Inlet filter
- Door and exterior parts
Keep reading to learn the step-by-step process of how to deep clean your Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine drum
Your Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine dispenser drawer
Soap residues and limescale buildup in the dispenser drawer can spoil your laundry and also cause your Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine is working efficiently and effectively.
Simpson recommends checking and cleaning the pump filter 5 or 6 times a year.
Follow these steps to clean your Simpson washing machine pump filter:
- Disconnect your washer from the power supply.
- Locate the pump filter panel at the bottom left-hand side of your Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine inlet filter
The inlet valve filter may get choked or clogged with debris and other particles from water that flows into your Simpson washing during a wash cycle.
This can cause a slow flow of water into your Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine.
Follow this easy process to clean your Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine filter top loader
Your Simpson washing machine collects lint by way of the lint filter.
It is recommended that you clean this lint filter after every wash, if possible.
This will keep your washer functioning at its best.
Follow these steps to clean your lint filter:
- Take out the softener dispenser cup and filter column from the center of the washing machine agitator.
- Locate the filter bag and unclip it from the column by squeezing the tabs together and pushing it out
- Remove the lint from the bag by turning the bag inside out.
- Using hot water, wash the filter bag making sure no debris remains
- Squeeze the tabs this time to fix back the filter to the column
- Put it back at the center of the agitator.
How to clean Simpson 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 Simpson washing machine door and exterior parts
Finally, you will need to clean the exterior of your Simpson 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 Simpson 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.
What to do after using your Simpson 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 Simpson Washing machine will give you a long and trouble-free service if you follow these step-by-step ways of cleaning it.
Proper maintenance of your Simpson washing machine is important to keep your washer clean and working for a very long time.