Best and easy way to clean washing machine

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  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 02, 2018
    you can actually purchase a cleaning product for them,...laundry isle.
  • Laura Jo Lubeck Laura Jo Lubeck on Mar 02, 2018
    i have a clean cycle on my washing machine. I add white vinegar and run the clean cycle.
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 02, 2018
    Here's a great article on how to easily do it using vinegar and baking soda. When I cleaned mine I used Borax instead of baking soda. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-a-top-loading-washing-machine-apartment-therapy-tutorials-184296
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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Mar 02, 2018
    Add 2-3 cups of white vinegar to tub and run a cycle without clothes. Run a short cycle after that before washing clothes.
    If you have a front-load washer do not close the door after your last load. Wipe the door and seal after your last load and keep door open to evaporate water. This prevents mold and probably the reason why you asked about cleaning washer. We have had a front-load for years and have NEVER cleaned the washer.
  • Pat Pat on Mar 02, 2018
    My front load washer has a cleaning cycle.....manual said to clean with Afresh (in the detergent aisle) or 1/3 cup of bleach. When the cleaning cycle light comes on, I put bleach in the dispenser and run it....no problems with mold or musty smell....always keep door and dispenser open between loads. While the clean cycle is running, I see a lot of suds in the washer.....getting all the detergent out, I guess. When cycle is done, I just wipe out the door and leave it open.
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 02, 2018
    When my new front load washer was delivered, the delivery man said he has the same model and he uses Tang to clean and get the gunk out of his. He said he runs a wash cycle with only Tang once a month.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 02, 2018
    Really, I have been using the standard top load same washer for about 30 years and have never cleaned it inside.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 02, 2018
    Cycling vinegar cuts through soap scum, although I have never cleaned a clothes washer before, I am left wondering why it needs cleaning.
  • Nit Nit on Mar 02, 2018
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