Apparently I don’t…
I’ve read on several websites that putting bleach in on an (empty) hot cycle can clean out the inside of the machine and stop everything smelling but when I came down into the kitchen I found my machine making a strange noise and everything overflowing with bubbles!
Thankfully I found it before they started coming out onto the floor…!
I managed to bail out the excess and put salt into the drum and the draw which helped the bubbles to subside, but I had to do several rinse cycles before the machine was clear.
It was all fairly hilarious, but I won’t be repeating the procedure.
Does anyone have any tips for cleaning your machine without causing a minor flood?