Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
If you are wondering how to clean the clothes washing machine then here is what you need to know.
Your washing machine works hard at cleaning your clothing, but once in a while you need to give it a good cleaning also. Whether you have a front loading washing machine or a top loading washing machine, you still should take the time to clean it once in awhile.
First take a good household cleaner and wipe down the outsides of your washer. Then wipe down the inside of the lid and on front load washing machine, the rubber just inside the door. To get the rubber clean you may need to move it around, pushing and pulling on the rubber to remove the wrinkles temporarily, to get into them and get the gunk out.
Then you are ready to clean the inside of your washing machine.
Some prefer lemon juice and others white vinegar. Either one is good, but the vinegar may be better at controlling odor in the washing machine. For either one turn the washing machine to the highest load or water setting and fill the machine. Add 2 cups of lemon juice or vinegar to the machine. Run it for a few minutes and then let it sit for at least an hour. Then let the machine finish the cycle. Run another cycle after with 2 cups of bleach. Also let the bleach sit in your washer for at least an hour. The run another complete cycle to rinse out your washing machine thoroughly.
This should give you a clean washer and hopefully you had fun washing the washer.
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