A life duration of a washing machine is around 10 years. However, this time can be shorter. There are a lot of negative factor, including improper operation and scale on the machine parts. It easy to read an operational manual, but how to remove a scale at home? Let’s talk about the most popular methods.
Scale and reasons of its appearance
A scale is solid deposits that appear on the walls and parts of the water heating containers (steam boilers, kettles, boiler). A scale on THE (tubular heating element) of a laundry machine, and on the machine walls as well, is one of the examples of scale appearance. The scale deposits are caused by a strong concentration of magnesium salt and calcium in a city water; during heating, they settle on the machine parts in the form of scale.
It not an easy task – to see a scale, as THE is hidden behind a drum. There are some factors, that can convince you to buy a special anti scale agent for a washing machine or use the proved folk methods. These factors are:
A frequency use of a super wash regime should be a big problem, as a washing machine was designed for it. However, it requires care procedures, as any other appliance.
Why you should remove a scale?
Is it important to clean a washing machine from time to time? The point is a human eye can’t see most of the impurities. The main consequences of scale:
In serious cases, when a machine does not wash, you need to call a technician. A heat element replacement requires a huge expenses. The measure taken in time will save your money and prolong a life of an appliance. It is not necessary to buy an anti scale agent, you`ll find everything you need right in your kitchen.
How remove a lime scale from a washing machine at home?
It almost impossible to see a lime scale by yourself and reach it as well. Then, how you can remove a lime scale from a washing machine? The machine`s owners may use available resources that are in a kitchen cabinet, mainly citric acid, vinegar and soda. The purchase of the professional cleaning agents. In advanced cases, an assistance of the specialists is needed. A specialist will remove and clean it by hand. It is cheaper, than buying a new part.
Many of us clean the kettles and pans with the help of citric acid. It will fight with a scale as well. This universal agent will dissolve a lime scale and remove a fust. How to clean a washing machine, using a citric acid?
The main advantages of a citric acid is affordability and zero harm, as it does not damage a washing machine`s parts.
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