How To Clean Your Washing Machine

Learn the secrets of the Pro’s when it comes to keeping your Washing Machine in tip top condition. Our post shows you how. Watch the video tutorial now.

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Keeping your Washing Machine tippy top is very important when it comes to extending its life and performance. You must also keep on top of those nasty odors.

If you want the best possible result for your clothes and super absorbent towels, it’s highly recommended that you learn how to clean washing machine the correct way.

This Washing Machine Maintenance Infographic from Sears has some excellent tips for a truly deep clean. They suggest using hot water and vinegar or a chlorine bleach and also 1/2 a cup of detergent in the middle of the cycle.

This is idea for your Top Loader. There are also a number of different products that you can use and Baking Soda is another that gets great results in your front loader. You will see in the video below how to use this common household product.

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Clean Washing Machine Baking Soda Video

Today we are sharing this excellent video tutorial that will show you how to clean your Front Loader using Baking Soda and also your top loader using chlorine bleach.

We have included the recipes and another helpful pinnable chart below for your convenience. Click Play above to watch now ^

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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).

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