how do you clean a front load washer it's smelly
Theresa: I have used this
But I might try this less expensive way next time:
I am trying the vinegar now I hope it works thank you
This recipe has always worked for me: https://cleanmama.com/how-to-naturally-clean-any-washing-machine/
ok I am trying the vinegar thanks
I find that the rubber gasket on the door gets wet and doesn't fully dry out, making it smell moldy, so you need to get into all those nooks and crannies and clean it really well. After you do that, try to dry it out every time you do a load or it will get that way again.
That should solve things for you, but if not, let us know!
Several different methods
Here's a video on how to clean your front loader, this should help
I like this uses natural ingredients: https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Clean-Your-Front-Loading-Washing-Machine-30510521
will try thank you
After running through the clean cycle, wipe all gaskets and parts with white cleaning vinegar. Keep the washer open as much as possible to help prevent smells in the future.
I wipe mine out after each use including the rubber gasket which holds mold and mildew- I use Clorox wipes or lysol wipes -I also use white vinegar- it is best to clean and then leave open when you are done to air dry
we used this before and it worked pretty good. https://amzn.to/3gy046O
thank you will try
Hi Theresa - 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 --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean
Check your owner's manual (usually available in detail, online) before using vinegar or bleach, as this invalidates the warranty on some manufacturers' washers.
Remember to fully remove the detergent drawer after use , dump any remaining water, dry thoroughly before reinserting, then leave pulled out until next use. Also check the drain hose usually located on lower front, and the filter in that same area. Gasket inside door and door itself should be wiped dry after each use. Prop door open when not in use. You can purchase Affresh tablets for many machines a run a very hot sanitize cycle without laundry in the drum.
Get a box of Afresh cleaner and run it through the machine also leave the door open between loads
I will try Afresh cleaner thank you
I run an empty cycle with either vinegar or bleach as a detergent substitute. Make sure to prop the door open between washes.