Cleaning a Front Load Washer

Although possessing several benefits to their top-loading siblings, keeping these front loaders smelling clean and free of mildew isn’t one of them.  Front loading washing machines are notoriously hard to keep clean.  Mold, mildew, laundry soap buildup and funky smells are at the top of everyone’s complaint list.  If you haven’t done it yet, IT’S HIGH TIME to clean your front load washer.

YouTube Channel “Pan the Organizer” got over 3 million views on his video “How to Clean Your Washing Machine!! (Quick & Easy)

You’ll learn how to clean your washing machine the quick & easy way, using household products you already have at home!  Cleaning your washing machine will help improve the performance of your washer while removing gunk, odors, mold and mildew.

For FRONT LOAD washing machines:

  1. Add 2 cups (one full box) of baking soda in the washing machine.
  2. Run the longest and hottest cycle possible.
  3. Add 2 cups of white vinegar (with 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil) to the washing machine.
  4. Run the longest and hottest cycle possible.

For TOP LOAD washers:

  1. Fill your washer with hot water.
  2. Add 1 quart (32 oz, or 1 liter) of chlorine bleach to the water.
  3. Start the highest, largest capacity cycle and let it run for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, stop the cycle and let the mixture soak for 1 hour.
  5. After 1 hour, restart the cycle and let it finish.
  6. Restart steps 1 to 5 but with 1 quart of white vinegar (32 oz, or 1 liter).

If you follow these quick and easy steps, your washing machine will thank you and your clothes will smell much better!  Plus you’ll lower the risks of getting mold and mildew that could have harmful effects on your family’s health!

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