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A technician once told me to run my Kenmore Elite 3t ( without clothing ) with some bleach to clean the machine on the inside. I do not have a "clean machine" cycle. However I don't remember how much bleach to use or if he said to use vinegar. I purchased this washer back in 2003. thanks

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Most of the major manufactures recommend that you do a hot wash with the normal amount of powder or detergent in, but without clothes through a full cycle..
It is referred to as a Maintenance wash, and should be done about 3 or 4 times a year, depending on how often you wash.
This helps to keep the interior drum and other parts clean, and prevent smells and build up of slime etc.
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Hello , pour the bleach into where the soap would go [about 2 cups], then fill your softner and bleach containers up as well , run a normal wash with an extra rinse , the bleach will not hurt it so the more the better but to a certain point. this should fix alot of the noticible mildew but to get it all use a brush and scrub with bleach.

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