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Cleaning Your HE Washer with Household Products

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I did an experiment and it worked! No more expensive tablets to clean our HE washing machine! Visit our blog to see what I'm using now...it only cost pennies using the household products!

To see more: http://ourcloverhouse.blogspot.com/2013/01/cleaning-he-washer-with-household.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Betty Colbert
    Betty Colbert Oak Hill, FL
    on Feb 12, 2013

    The dry cleaner I use told me they use white vinegar in the rinse cycle to remove any soap residue. The soap residue causes the clothes to scorch when you iron them.

  • Clover House, DeeDee
    Clover House, DeeDee Decatur, TX
    on Feb 12, 2013

    Aaahh thank you @Betty Colbert, this is very good to know! :)

  • Jody Schlecht
    Jody Schlecht Billings, MT
    on Jun 17, 2013

    thank you for this post I too have smelly towels and sometimes my clothes it is nasty and I get embarrassed to be around people!!

    • Tasha
      Tasha Nampa, ID
      on Aug 30, 2015

      @Jody Schlecht Clean the filter. If you have lint/animal hair it will hold the smell. It won't matter how many times you clean the washer.

  • Clover House, DeeDee
    Clover House, DeeDee Decatur, TX
    on Jun 18, 2013

    Glad I could help @Jody Schlecht. Good luck!

  • RobinH
    RobinH Sullivan, MO
    on Jun 11, 2015

    Did this help with the smell too? I use the cleaning tabs once a month and I still smell a faint mildew smell on the clothes.

    • Clover House, DeeDee
      Clover House, DeeDee Decatur, TX
      on Jun 12, 2015

      @RobinH Yes it does! What I do is, of course use this cleaning method when the machine ask to be cleaned, but after the very last load of laundry for the day, always wipe off excess water and debris from the seal and door and then leave the door of the machine completely open over night to make sure its drying out. I have NEVER had a stinky machine using these steps. :)

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