To clean the drum of your Bosch washing machine, follow these simple steps:
1. Empty the drum: Remove any clothes or items from the drum before starting the cleaning process.
2. Prepare a cleaning solution: Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. This solution will help remove any dirt, grime, or odors from the drum.
3. Spray the solution: Open the drum door and spray the cleaning solution all over the drum, focusing on areas that appear dirty or stained. Make sure to cover the entire drum surface.
4. Let it sit: Allow the cleaning solution to sit on the drum surface for about 15-20 minutes. This will give it enough time to break down any dirt or residue.
5. Scrub the drum: After the solution has had time to work, take a soft cloth or sponge and gently scrub the drum. Pay attention to any stubborn stains or buildup and make sure to remove them.
6. Wipe down the drum: Once you have scrubbed the entire drum, use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe away any remaining cleaning solution. Make sure to remove all traces of vinegar and water.
7. Clean the detergent dispenser: Don’t forget to clean the detergent dispenser as well. Remove it from the machine and wash it with warm soapy water. Rinse thoroughly before placing it back in the machine.
8. Run a rinse cycle: To ensure all traces of the cleaning solution are removed, run an empty rinse cycle using hot water. This will help flush out any remaining residue from the drum.
9. Dry the drum: After the rinse cycle is complete, leave the drum door open for a few hours to allow the drum to air dry completely. This will help prevent any moisture buildup and potential mold growth.
By following these steps, you can effectively clean the drum of your Bosch washing machine and keep it running smoothly. Remember to regularly clean the drum to maintain its performance and extend its lifespan.
For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the official Bosch website: [https://www.bosch-home.com/us/support/articles/how-to-clean-the-drum-of-your-washing-machine]