Cleaning your washer after washing your clothes will be tiring. Even though you get tired, keeping your washer is a must, as it will keep your machine performing the way it should. Any parts of your washing machine should be cleaned out such as surface spots, pump filters and others.
With Samsung Washer, cleaning any parts of your machine will be easier, as this popular brand provides a great feature called ‘Self Clean’. With the Self-Clean feature, the Samsung brand may be a great option for you to simplify your job. If you’re interested in buying a Samsung washer, let’s find out how the Self-Clean feature works in our post.
How Does a Samsung Self-Clean Work?
It is known that Samsung Self-Clean is a special cycle that will prevent mold. The Self-Clean feature here is designed to clean areas of the tub in which the detergent residue and moisture may accumulate. If your machine provides a normal cycle, we think it cannot reach those areas.
With the use of the Self-Clean feature, it really allows little effort for you to ensure that your machine cleans your clothes, without the risk of leftover chemicals and throwing away the bad odors. It’s safe to use Self-Clean, as it will run without the use of chemicals.
Why should you use a Samsung Self-Clean feature? Instead of cleaning the machine yourself in these ways, you may prefer to let your machine clean itself, right? With the Self-Clean feature, you can make it easier to access everything in the drum. Moreover, the Self-Clean will help you to clean out the inside part of the machine that you may not be able to clean.
This great Samsung feature actually lets you prevent the use of vinegar and other cleaning chemicals that go against Samsung’s Manufacturer recommendations. The most beneficial of the Self-Clean feature is to let you avoid handling wastewater, as it’s designed for water efficiency and to use minimal water.
Even if you always clean your Samsung washer manually with regular maintenance, we’re not sure the inside part of your machine will be fully cleaned out. Additionally, Self Clean offers the warranty that your Samsung washer can be as clean as possible what the company promises.
How to Run a Self Clean in Samsung Washer?
If this is your first time running the Self Clean feature in your Samsung Washer, you should be careful and you need to follow the right instructions to run it. Before you run the Self Clean cycle, you may need to plug in your washing machine and empty it without any dirty clothes.
It may take roughly one hour to run Self Clean on a top load washer and four hours to run Self Clean in a front load washer. If the Self Clean starts working, the estimated remaining will display.
- Run Self Clean without Bleach
Here’s how to run Self Clean without bleach!
- First, turn on your Samsung washer.
- Then, press the ‘Self Clean’ button on the Samsung panel.
- To start cleaning, press the ‘Start’ button.
It’s important to note, you do not need to add any cleaner when running the Self Clean feature. But, Samsung recommends the users to use bleach if you have an existing mold smell on your washing machine.
If you smell a bad odor and make sure mold and mildew already exist in your Samsung washing machine, it’s better for you to use the Self Clean feature with liquid chlorine bleach that you can pour into the detergent container to the maximum line. Then, you may need to wait until the Self Clean ends.
- Run Self Clean with Bleach
Here’s how to run Self Clean with bleach!
- First, you need to plug your washing machine and make sure the container is empty.
- Then, press the ‘Power’ button on the panel.
- After that, pour liquid chlorine bleach into the detergent container and fill it to the maximum line. Make sure to not use the bleach compartment.
- Once pouring the liquid chlorine bleach, you can start running the Self Clean immediately. Make sure to not leave liquid chlorine bleach in your washing machine.
- Then, close the washer’s lid and press the ‘Power’ button.
- You can then choose ‘Self Clean’, ‘Self Clean+’ or ‘Pure Cycle’. Then, press the ‘Start/Pause’ button to start running.
- The Self Clean time will vary depending on your Samsung model. In general, it takes 1 hour for top load washers and 4 hours for front load washers.
- Cleaning residue after Self Clean completes (with and Without Bleach )
After the Self Clean completes whatever method you use either with or without bleach, you definitely should clean the residue that may be left in your washing machine. To clean the residue in the tub, you can use paper towers.
Afterwards, you may need to run a ‘Rinse + Spin’ cycle to clean out any remaining residue. If it is needed, you can continue to run additional cycles until there is no more visible mold residue.
The next step may allow you to dry your Samsung washing machine. To dry it, you can leave the lid or door open. Make sure to leave the detergent drawer open to help it dry as soon as possible.
Then, you may need to clean the pump filter. As you know, most front loaders own a pump filter that can be found on the front near the bottom, behind a panel. If the pump filter is not cleaned out regularly, it will trigger bad odors. Additionally, you may need to visit Samsung Support Center here if the mold and odor remains in your Samsung washing machine after several attempts.
When Should You Run a Self-Clean Cycle in Your Samsung Washer?
Samsung itself recommends the users to run the Self-Clean cycle as the main method of cleaning the interior of your washing machine. Once per month is an ideal time to use the Self-Clean cycle. In other words, you should have regular maintenance and cleaning habits to make sure your washer is always in a good condition.
With the use of Self-Clean cycle, you can make sure your Samsung washer drum and other interior parts are sparkling clean at all times. Aside from that, the feature also helps to prolong the life of your Samsung washing machine.
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