New homes often come with used appliances. Before rushing out to purchase a new washer keep this tip in mind. Front load washing machines use less hot water, detergent residue, dirt, mildew and minerals can build up inside the machine. This results in odors and laundry coming out less clean.
There are some things you need to do each time you do a load of wash AND… be sure you are cleaning your washer one time per month. Luckily, the machine will do most of the work for you!
Follow these steps and your front load washer should be in tip-top shape once again and the stinky smell gone. Just remember…you need to do it at least one time per month to maintain your gently used washer.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups vinegar
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup water
- Scrub sponge
The Simple Steps:
- Start by mixing together the baking soda and water in a small bowl. This is going to be the “detergent” for cleaning the washing machine. Pour the vinegar into a measuring cup and head over to your washing machine
- Add the baking soda mixture to the detergent container of your machine and pour the vinegar into the drum. Set your washer to normal load at the hottest water setting. Close the door and start the machine, letting it do all the hard work for you. The baking soda and vinegar naturally break up mineral deposits and any mold growth while cleaning and refreshing your washing machine.
- Use a clean scrubber to rub around the opening of the washing machine, removing stubborn mold or residue. Wipe clean with fresh water.
- Your washing machine is sparkling clean and ready to do a load of laundry! Give your front-loader a cleaning once a month to keep your clothes smelling fresh and your machine working in tip-top condition.
New homes don’t always mean new appliances. Before spending the extra money use this tip to keep your washer in tip-top-shape.