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Asked on May 18, 2019

How to clean a washing machine?

TereDebbie/Dragonfly TreasureHolly Bertone | Pink Fortitude


5 answers
  • Em
    on May 18, 2019

    This can clean away the smell from any stale water that is trapped in the hoses. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to 2 cups of white distilled vinegar. ... If it is the washing machine that seems to be the problem odor then try adding a cup of white vinegar to the washer and run on Normal cycle with no clothes in it.

  • Mogie
    on May 18, 2019

    I found that if I leave the lid on the washer up for about a hour after doing a load of clothes it give the washer's drum time to dry. That took care of my smelly washer problem.

  • Hi Kim - This is a great step-by step article on how to clean your washing machine and get the stinky smells out - regardless of whether it's HE, top or front loading. Hope this helps and happy laundry day! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Tere
    on May 19, 2019

    I have a front load washer. With the machine empty ( no clothes in there! ) I just pour 1 cup white vinegar followed with 1 cup water straight into where you normally put the laundry detergent. I run it thru the quickest setting using the HOT water cycle. When it's finished, leave the door open to allow it to dry out. Good Luck.

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