1. If you have a clothing item that is excessively dirty, try washing it in clean water first before putting it inside the washing machine.
2. Do not overuse your detergents and fabric conditioners.
3. Always clean the washing machine after each use. To remove detergent residues, add a cup of white vinegar to hot rinsing water and run an empty cycle (no laundry). Wipe out excess moisture and leave the lid open to air dry for a few minutes. (Be cautious though, as little children may want to get inside the washer with the lid open).