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How do you clean a Maytag front-loader washer?

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A Maytag front-loader washer can be cleaned by filling the machine with hot water and 2 cups of vinegar and running a complete wash and rinse cycle. If odor or stains still remain, run the washer again with hot water and 2 cups of bleach.

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To rinse away residue from the bleach and vinegar, it may help to run a wash and rinse cycle with just hot water. While the cycles are running, homeowners can remove the fabric softener and bleach dispenser from the washer, soak these compartments in hot water, and spray them down with an all-purpose cleaner. Any dirt remaining on the compartments can be wiped down with a towel.

The rubber door seal of the Maytag front-loader washer may contain mildew or mold. Homeowners can mix a cup of liquid chlorine bleach with a gallon of warm water, and soak a warm cloth in the solution. To remove mildew or mold from the washer, wipe down the seal with the cloth soaked in the bleach solution, and pull back the hidden crevices to clean stains or debris. Once the solution has remained on the seal for five minutes, the door seal can be wiped down with a dry cloth.

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