Cleaning your washing machine regularly keeps it capable of cleaning your clothes and makes it last longer. Ideally, check the rubbers of the washing machine after every wash and remove any security with a damp cloth. These days we wash a lot at low temperatures, which is good for the environment, our laundry and our energy bills. But this does leave a lot of soap residue in the washing machine. Therefore, try to run a wash program at 60 degrees or higher (a boiling wash) once a month. You can add a dash of vinegar (cleaning vinegar or natural vinegar), or a cup of baking soda. Both options prevent calcium deposits and help remove foul odors. Also, check the filter regularly (once every six months) and rinse it thoroughly.