How to Clean a Washing Machine 101
Your Solution For A Fresh, Clean Washing Machine!
Why is the washer grimy?
Besides the pathogens mentioned above, all of the dirt, and who knows what else all over your clothes, ends up all over the inside of your washer. A lot of it drains away, but sometimes (we are looking at you front loaders) water and grime can collect at the bottom of the washer and get stuck in the underside of the door, as well as in the door seal. It can make for a grimy mess.
So how do you clean it quickly?
How long will the clean last?
You should be cleaning your washer monthly in order to keep it running smoothly. However, if you use a washing machine cleaning tablet, it will keep your washer smelling great for six weeks. So you have a little more wiggle room when using tablets to clean your washer.
Don’t want to use harsh chemicals?
There are other things you can do to reduce stinky smells and grime in your washer, such as leaving the door of the washer open so that it can air out. However, this isn’t full-proof. The only way to know your washer is getting clean is to use washing machine cleaning tablets.