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Washing machine manufacturers are now advising users, due to the plastic's adhesion properties with laundry detergent and mold, to perform a regular maintenance wash which cleans the inside of the washing machine.
A maintenance wash is performed without any laundry on the hottest wash program, using either one of the following: white vinegar, a detergent with bleaching properties (it is not advisable to put actual bleach inside the washing machine or you could use a proprietary washing machine cleaner.
The purpose of a maintenance wash is to remove any mold, bacteria, old detergent residue and gunge. If using white vinegar, it is important to allow the washing machine to fill for about 30 seconds before adding the vinegar, as the first bit of water goes into the sump.
A clean, unobstructed dryer vent improves the safety and efficiency of the dryer. As the dryer duct pipe becomes obstructed and filled with lint, drying time increases and causes the dryer to overheat and waste energy. In extreme cases, a blocked vent may result in a fire. Clothes dryers are one of the most costly appliances in your home to operate.
Several factors can contribute to or accelerate rapid lint build-up. These include long or restrictive ducts, bird or rodent nests in the termination, crushed or kinked flex transition hose, terminations with screen-like features, and condensation within the duct due to un-insulated ducts traveling through cold spaces, i.e. crawl space or attic.