When Your Washer Needs Washing
3 Easy Steps to Clean Up Your Washer
Washing your washer may sound a little backwards, but it is a necessity to keep your washer churning out nice smelling clothes.
In fact, you should be cleaning your clothes washer every six months to prevent bacteria and mineral build up. This will not only help you keep your clothes coming out clean and smelling good, but will prolong the life of your washer.
Front loading washers
Make sure you thoroughly clean the rubber seal around the opening of your washer. A lot of nasty bacteria likes to setup shop there.
3 Easy Steps to Washing your Washers
Run a regular cycle on hot with 2 cups of distilled white vinegar in place of your regular suds. Do not use any bleach or fabric softener.
The distilled white vinegar is great for removing and preventing bacteria from growing, plus acts like a deodorizer, cutting through mildew odors.
Scrub, scrub, scrub.
Using a distilled white vinegar and warm water solution wash the inside of your washer with a sponge. An old toothbrush you use for cleaning is great for getting in those hard to reach nooks and crannies.
Make sure to wash your soap dispensers, inside of the door and seal. If you can remove your soap dispenser, let it soak in hot soapy water before washing with your vinegar solution.
|3.||Run one more hot, regular cycle on your washer, but WITHOUT any soap or vinegar solution. This is to rinse any debris or leftover residue from inside.|
And VOILA!, you are done and can go back to your regularly scheduled laundry heap that NEVER. SEEMS. TO. GO. AWAY.
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