Why your clean laundry may not smell as good as it should


Let's be honest: many of us don't pay much attention to our washing machines and dryers beyond their primary functions. We throw in our dirty clothes, add some detergent, and let the machine work its magic. Yet, there’s a small but significant maintenance step that might be missing from our laundry routine, and it's all about the drain plug.

Recently, Pj Carmack shed light on this overlooked aspect of washing machine upkeep through a Facebook post. Turns out, every washing machine comes with a drain plug, equipped with a filter. This filter is a critical component that, if left unchecked, can accumulate a lot of gunk over time.

Consulting the owner’s manual of your washing machine is crucial. It provides guidance on locating the drain plug and the correct procedure to remove and clean it. Neglecting this simple maintenance can lead to less effective washing cycles and potentially leave an unpleasant odor in your clothes.

Pj's personal experience underscores the importance of this routine check. The photo shared on Facebook showcases the alarming amount of buildup on the drain plug of their washing machine. But after a good cleaning, the plug is good as new, ensuring clothes come out of the wash smelling fresh and clean.

So, next time you're doing laundry, spare a thought for your washing machine's drain plug. A little attention can go a long way in maintaining the machine's efficiency and ensuring your clothes are truly clean. A big shoutout to Pj for highlighting this invaluable tip!