Washing Machine Maintenance Guide and ListDescription: Learn how to properly maintain your washing machine. Get some ideason how you can annually maintain your washer.Washing machine maintenance should be at the top of your priority. In fact, when youare buying a new washing machine, you should identify those machines that can beeasily maintained. This would make your work a tad easier.Maintaining your washer does not have to be difficult. Here are some of the thingsyou need to do:1. Clean and replace washer filter and lint screen. You might have to replace the filter when it is already too filthy to use. Also make sure that you clean it and the lint screenregularly.To get rid of collected debris, soak the filter and the screen in vinegar solution.Vinegar works better in loosening up hard minerals, dirt and molds. This will make iteasier for you to wash off the debris.2. If you are using a washer and dryer combo, make sure you clean the vent of thedryer. Get rid of collected debris or trapped lint. You can try using a shop vac to getrid of lint.3. Clean the water hose. Make sure you smooth out kinks and get rid of dirt in thehose. It is also advisable to replace the hose after every two years to make sure thatleaky problems will not emerge. The rubber seal of the hose tends to get damagedeasily because of high water pressure.4. Remove molds, mildew and detergent scum. To do this you need to run an emptywater cycle. Add one to two cups of distilled white vinegar and half a bag of bakingsoda. Set up the machine settings to quick settings. Allow the washer to run this cycleto completely get rid of molds and mildew.5. Regularly check the belt of the motor. Check for signs of damages. You might haveto get a replacement ready if the belt is already starting to deteriorate. A bad belt cancause spin and noisy washer problems.6. Try to clean the area around the motor. Get a small rod and wrap a clean cleaningfabric on one of the ends. Use this to get rid of dirt and oil around the motor area. Becareful not to poke the parts loose.7. Keep your washer smelling fresh and clean by letting it dry up completely. After every washing cycle, get a small towel and dry up the compartments and the washer drum. Also wipe the washer door rubber gasket dry to ensure that molds will notappear.Check out the benefits of using <a href="