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How To Clean Your Front-Load Washing Machine

How To Clean Your Front-Load Washing Machine

Step 1 – Run a Wash Cycle With 2 Cups Vinegar

Make sure the drum of your washer is empty, then select the “clean cycle” or “tub clean” setting on your washer.

Add 2 cups of vinegar to the detergent tray, which will help get rid of odour-causing deposits and mildew.

Allow the washing machine to run through a complete wash and rinse cycle.

Step 2 – Run a Hot Wash Cycle With 2 Cups Bleach

Fill the washer a second time with hot water, also on the “clean cycle” setting (or the hottest, largest setting).

Add 2 cups of bleach to the detergent tray, to remove stains and germs that may be lurking in the washtub. Again, allow the machine to run through a complete wash and rinse cycle.

Step 3 – Run Additional Rinse Cycle

If all of the stains are removed, run an additional cycle without adding anything to the water. This will thoroughly rinse away any remaining residue.

Step 4 – Clean Detergent Tray

Remove the bleach dispenser, fabric softener dispenser, and any other removable parts from your washer’s detergent tray. Fill a bucket with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Drop the detergent tray pieces into the bucket and let them soak for a few minutes.

Step 5 – Clean The Door Seal And Machine Exterior

Next, pull back the rubber seal at around the washer door to inspect it for deposits, mildew, and other yucky stuff.

If it needs to be cleaned, which it probably does, mix together 1 cup of liquid chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of warm water in a bucket. Moisten a clean cloth with the bleach water solution, then use the damp cloth to wipe down the seal.

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