Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
Start by reading your manual. 99% of folks never do. Less is more with products like detergent, fabric softener and bleach. Because your machine uses less water and has a different theory of operation than a standard top loader, special care must be taken to use only HE detergent, and the smallest amount for the soil content in your load. Fabric softeners build up and accelerate mildew growth, so use sparingly. Wash your machines gasket after you are done with your machine for the day with a paper towel and check under the little flap for any objects you might have missed in pockets or buttons.
Monthly run your machine thorough with hot water and EITHER white vinegar (1 qt, in the detergent dispenser) OR 1 cup chlorine bleach, same place, or you can buy washer cleaners like Affresh tabs or Tide washer cleaner.
The important thing is to leave door ajar to facilitate air flow.
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