Cleaning the drum in an LG washing machine

During the long-term operation of the washing machine, especially in a large family where the device is used very often, the drum does not always have time to dry. As a result, it becomes necessary to clean it not only of dirt, but also of mold, since a wet and dirty drum becomes an ideal place for the development of bacteria and fungi. Some device models have a drum cleaning system. Today we will introduce you precisely to such models and tell you how to clean the drum of a samsung, LG washing machine, what tools are used for this.

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The main causes of dirt getting into the car

Dirt and foreign objects fall not only into the drum, but also into various parts and elements of the washing machine.

Common causes of blockages

The reasons for the pollution of the Samsung device can be both dirty linen and poor-quality water. For example, with dirty laundry, the following can get into the car:

  • Sand.
  • Solid dirt particles.
  • Threads.
  • Pile.
  • Foreign objects from pockets (trifle, pins, paper clips, etc.).

Important! Together with dirt, fat can settle on the walls of the drum, forming a fertile soil for the growth of mold fungi and various bacteria.

Simple preventative measures

To avoid contamination of the machine, the following rules must be observed:

  1. Be sure to check the pockets of clothing before washing, remove all foreign objects from them.
  2. Before washing, wipe off dirt and debris.
  3. Wash delicate and damaged old items in special bagto protect machine parts from pile and thread.

Technical Causes of Tank Contamination

However, even following all the washing rules, it is very difficult to protect the device from scale, which settles not only on the inner walls of the drum, but also on the heating element.

Important! Scale can damage all moving parts of the washing machine.

The main cause of scale deposits is water containing metal salts. Such water is also called "hard". To soften low-quality water will help special compounds that should be added before washing.

Important! The most common remedies are Calgon and Alfagon.

However, many experts believe that these drugs only harm the details of the machine, since the chemical compounds contained in them destroy the elements of the device over time.

Important! In order for household appliances to serve for many years, not to be covered with limescale, and cleaning the drum of the LG washing machine was required as little as possible, experts recommend using special flow filtersthat improve the composition of the inlet water.


As you can see, there are several reasons for the contamination of such equipment, but in order to protect the device from premature failure, home appliance developers equipped their devices with additional options. For example, LG models have a special function: cleaning the drum of an LG washing machine. This mode is designed to maintain hygienic cleanliness not only of the drum, but also of all internal elements of the device.

Important! Regular use of the LG Drum Clean cycle will prevent odors and ensure that your clothes are clean and fresh.

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Cleaning the drum of an LG washing machine

A specially designed cycle helps to remove all insoluble substances - sand, fiber, pile, settling on the surface of the tank and drum after washing.

Important! Cleaning the drum of the washing machine is a mandatory procedure that must be carried out at least 1 time per year. With the active use of equipment, it is advisable to carry out the cleaning procedure more often. Only with proper use and gentle care will the machine parts always sparkle with cleanliness, and washed clothing will exude a pleasant aroma.

LG models have a special automatic drum cleaning program. In such devices, it is enough to activate this mode and wait for the program to execute.

Important! This mode allows you to remove grease and mold from the walls of the drum, but does not remove scale deposits.

How to start the self-cleaning mode?

To start the ECO program and clean the drum of the washing machine lg, proceed as follows:

  1. Remove all clothing from the drum.
  2. Close the door.
  3. Press the “Power” button.
  4. Press and hold the “*” symbol for 3 seconds at the same time. “Tei” should appear on the display. This is the “Drum Cleaning” cycle.
  5. Press the “Start” button to start the mode. The pre-wash indicator should light on the panel.
  6. Within 1 hour 35 minutes, the device itself will clean the drum.
  7. After the program ends, turn off the device.
  8. Leave the door open to dry all the internal elements of the device.

The principle of the program

How to use the program? The LG Drum Cleanup cycle is as follows:

  1. Preliminary cleaning first.
  2. The main cleaning occurs at a temperature of 60 degrees with a drum rotation of 150 rpm.
  3. Rinse mode starts 2 times.
  4. Spin.

Important! Manufacturers of LG appliances do not recommend the use of any chemicals, including preparations for descaling and washing powder, during cleaning of household appliances. Otherwise, possible excessive foam formation will cause the washing machine to leak.

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How to clean the drum of an automatic machine?

If your model of the washing machine does not have an automatic drum cleaning system, then you can remove dirt and scale using folk remedies or special chemicals.

To get started, try using folk remedies:

  • Lemon acid.
  • Soda.
  • Vinegar.

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of using these tools.

Lemon acid

Citric acid is the most common and most popular remedy for removing fat, mold and scale.

Important! For one cleaning procedure, 200 grams of dry citric acid powder is sufficient.

The main advantages of using citric acid:

  • Low price.
  • Availability.
  • Safety for machine parts.
  • The ability to clean automatically.

Important! The disadvantage of this method is its low efficiency in complex cases. If the drum of the machine has not been cleaned for many years, then it will be very difficult to clean the elements of the device from a thick layer of salts. In this case, it is necessary to use citric acid several times in a row or use another, more effective drug.

Baking soda

Soda will help clean the walls of the drum from dirt, but you can’t clean the tank and the heating element with it.

Important! For one procedure, you need to take 150 grams of the substance.

Advantages of the method:

  • Low price.
  • Availability.
  • Drum cleaning efficiency.
  • Safety for machine parts.

Important! Disadvantages:

  1. You must manually clean the walls of the drum.
  2. Duration of the process - in order for soda to enter into interaction with pollution, a certain time is required.

Use baking soda in this way:

  1. Moisten the walls of the drum. It is impossible to moisten generously with water.
  2. Pour a little liquid on a cloth.
  3. Clean the drum walls by hand.
  4. Wait 30 minutes - let the soda interact with the dirt.
  5. Completely remove dirt with a cloth.


Concentrated acetic acid is used not only to clean the drum, but also for other parts of the device.

Important! For the procedure, it is necessary to dilute 50 ml of the product in 150 ml of water. Not diluted vinegar essence can not be used.

Advantages of the method:

  • Effective cleaning of machine parts.
  • Low price.
  • The process takes place without the efforts of the user.

Important! Disadvantages:

  1. Vinegar is very difficult to clean from the tank and drum.
  2. The product is harmful to the rubber parts of the machine.

Household chemicals in the fight against pollution

To clean the washing machine drum from dirt and scale, you can use:

  • “White” and other bleach bleaches.
  • Professional drugs.


Chlorine-based bleaches will effectively cope with any contaminants.

Important! For one procedure, 250 grams of the drug will be required.

Advantages of the method:

  • Low price.
  • Efficiency.
  • No human effort is required.

Cons of whiteness:

  • Eats away rubber parts of the machine, including the cuff and gaskets.
  • Negatively affects human health. Chlorine bleach vaporizes harmful substances that are unsafe, therefore it is necessary to use the drug very carefully, using protective equipment, in no case exceed the dose of the substance.

Important! Do not use chlorine bleach more than 1 time per year, so as not to destroy machine parts.

Special tool

German experts made a special professional tool for cleaning the drum - Frisch Activ. With it, you can clean the details of the washing machine from scale and dirt at least every week.

The main advantages of the drug:

  • High efficiency.
  • No harm to machine parts.
  • Profitability. One bottle of the drug is enough for about 10 cleanings.
  • Leaves a pleasant smell after use.

Important! One drawback is the rather high price.

How to use washing machine cleaner?

Any product must be used correctly so that cleaning is effective and safe.

Use citric acid, whiteness, and vinegar as follows:

  1. Pour the product into the drum.
  2. Set the washing program (for 1 hour or more) with a temperature regime of at least 60 degrees.
  3. After washing, rinse twice.
  4. After completing work, leave the machine door open to dry all the elements of the device.

Important! You will find more detailed instructions on the use of these products in our individual articles:

Use Frisch activ professional as follows:

  1. ½ pour the drug into a powder cuvette.
  2. Pour ½ cap directly into the drum of the washing machine.
  3. Launch a single wash at high temperature (as high as possible).
  4. Pause. The scale should be soaked in water with the product.
  5. Start rinse mode.

Important! The drum of the washing machine is an indicator that shows the degree of contamination of all parts of the device. If scale is present on the walls of the drum, then inside the machine it is present in considerable quantities. Along with the drum, clean other parts of the machine, in particular:

  • Drain filter (literally after each wash).
  • Rubber cuff of the hatch. Remove moisture from the cuff after each wash.
  • The inner surface of the tank, pulley, heating element must be cleaned of limescale by chemical means. In the most advanced cases, clean the parts manually, but for this the machine must be disassembled.
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Regularly monitor household appliances, clean it of dirt and scale in time, and then your assistant will delight you with fresh and clean linen for a long time, without requiring anything in return.

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