Washing Machine Cleaning Tips

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Mark Jardine
May 17, 2024
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Before someone can get to deodorize their washing machine, one must first understand the underlying cause. Our washing machines, on average, get utilized daily. Body oils, hair, dirt, and even liquid fabric softeners are all to blame. They become trapped in the gaskets, seals, and dispensers. Needless to say, this build-up causes an odor over time. This process may be used for both top and front-loading machines.
1. Make sure your washer is free of any clothing and debris.
2. Combine 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water. Pour the solution into the detergent reservoir.
3. Add a liberal amount of white distilled vinegar. Due to its deodorizing properties, it will require. cups. Pour directly into the drum where you'd load your clothing.
4. Turn up the heat to the highest setting. Be sure to run a full cycle. (PRO TIP: Let the water rise to full measure and pause the cycle and let the vinegar soak for 30 min.) Continue cycle and resume washing.
5. After completing the cycle, be sure to wipe down the inside of your washer and around the drum. Continue to do so until the vinegar smell has subsided.
Washing your washing machine doesn't cross most people's minds until the door appears. Experts recommend every 2-4 weeks to prevent a recurrence.