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The "drum cleaning" icon shows on the washing machine display


  • The "drum cleaning" icon shows on the washing machine display
  • How to clean the washing machine drum?
Applies to:
  • Front loader washing machine (integrated and freestanding)
  • Top loader washing machine

1. Remove all laundry from the drum

2. Add a small quantity of powder detergent into the empty drum, in order to rinse out any left residues.

3. Run a Cotton programme with the highest temperature.

  • Occasionally, at the end of a cycle the display may show the icon: drum_1clean.PNG this is a recommendation to perform the “drum cleaning”.
  • Once the drum cleaning cycle (Cotton 90°C) has been performed, the icon disappears.
  • The repeated and prolonged use of low temperature programmes can cause detergent deposits, fluff residues, bacterial growth inside the drum and the tub.
  • This could generate bad odours and mildew. To eliminate these deposits and clean the inner part of the appliance, run a maintenance wash regularly (at least once a month)