Samsung Washer - Removing hard water buildup

Last Update date : Oct 04. 2020
Samsung Washer - Removing Hard Water Buildup

Chalk reminds you of drawing pictures on the sidewalk as a kid. But you don’t get that same feeling when you see chalk in your washer. That white residue is from hard water, but you can learn how to make your appliances look young again.

What is hard water?

Hard water contains a high amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium that build up over time and leave a scaly residue. Most homes in the Canada have hard water. Even though you have an amazing Samsung appliance, the white grime can still accumulate. In a washing machine, it can build up on the drum and choke the filters; it can also build on the inside of a dishwasher and cause clogs. In both cases, your items won’t come out as clean. Maybe you didn’t care about dirty clothes or dishes as a kid, but you care now.

What Is Hard Water?

The best way to prevent hard water buildup is to buy a water softener or a whole home filter. With one of these, you’ll have soft water throughout your whole house.

Clean your washing machine

Kids have a knack for getting into messes and spills, but you don’t want any gross residue on your clothes. Here’s a trick for both front-load and top-load washers:

Clean Your Washing Machine
1 Pour 4 cups of white vinegar in the washer’s tub while it's empty.
2 Run the longest and hottest wash cycle with no detergent.
3 Once the cycle is complete, take a sponge and clean the inside of the washer.
4 Run the washer one more time with regular water and no detergent to remove any leftover vinegar.

If you have a top load washer, you can stop the cycle midway and then scrub the inside and dispensers with the toothbrush. That way, when you turn the washer back on, it will be easier for the water and vinegar to remove the rest during the cycle.

The chores are done, and your appliances are back in tip-top shape. Now you can go outside with your kids and draw hearts on the pavement with some real chalk.

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