This will allow it to air out and help prevent mold and mildew from growing – so no more nasty smells linger in the kitchen.
Regular cleaning is an important part of using washing machines, after all, your washing machine won't be able to do its job efficiently if it's not cleaned itself! Set the washing machine to a hot cycle and add a cup of white vinegar to sanitize the machine and help remove smells. Our guide on how to clean your washing machine has more advice.
Moisture from wet clothes could result in a build-up of mold in your washing machine drum, or even on your clothes. Remove clothes from the washer as soon as possible after the rinse cycle is finished and dry through the dryer, where you can.
Find the lint trap on your dryer and check it for lint every time you use your dryer before turning it on. Slide the trap out of its position, and run your fingers over the lint to gather it up, then throw the lint in a trash can.
If you leave your clothes in the dryer, obviously they will get cold. But when it cools, the clothes will stay the way they were in the dryer and then harden. Then you'll either have to walk around with a ruffle, or you'll have to iron your clothes - ironing is not the same as washing them. If you take your clothes out of the dryer while they're hot, you can straighten and fold them while they're hot so they don't get wrinkled.