A video by Tik Tok’s @mommachelle which has over 280,000 likes reveals you are actually supposed to drain your machine.
She said: “Did you know you’re supposed to drain and clean your washing machine every six weeks?”
On Google, search for the type of washing machine you have followed by three words: clean, drain, and pump.
Follow the instructions. Usually, you’ll need a towel, a bowl, and a large water pitcher.
Normally you’ll need to pull out the drain hose, point it up, pull out the plug, and then drain it into the bucket.