If your top load washer is susceptible to getting mold, mildew, or odors, keep the lid open after use. Clean your washer using this method every few months or as needed. Again, keep in mind these instructions are for a top loader washing machine only.
It’s sort of the same idea Trish. If your front-loading washing machine has a “clean” cycle setting, set it to that, fill it with hot water, add 2 cups of vinegar (instead of 4), let it run through the full cycle, then start another “clean” cycle with hot water, add 2 cups of bleach (instead of 4), let it run through the full cycle.
Fill the empty washer with hot water, as if you’re doing a large load of laundry. Add the quart of bleach, and let the full machine run for one minute to mix up the bleach with the water. Open the top of the machine and let it sit, all bleach-y and full, for an hour. At the end of the hour, shut the cover and let the machine run a complete cycle.
A top-loading washing machine requires different care than a front-loading machine. An owner's manual provides specific instructions for cleaning and removing the dispensers on your machine. If you don't have a manual, you usually can find a copy online by searching by the manufacturer's name and the model number of your machine.
How to Clean the Inside of a Washing Machine. Everything needs to be cleaned once in a while, and a washing machine is no exception. After washing loads of dirty laundry, the inside of the machine can get stained, and odors may cling to...
How to clean a top loading washing machine naturally, with no chemicals, and end up with a washing machine that is like new. Use this comprehensive step by step guide complete with pictures to learn how to clean a washing machine (without spending a penny).
When using appliances like washing machines and dishwashers — putting soap in and taking clean things out — one can sometimes forget that the appliance itself needs a good cleaning now and then. And boy, did my top-loading workhorse need it. To tell you how much, I’ll just say two words: Cloth ...
Cleaning your washing machine might sound redundant, but just think about all the grime that your washer handles on a regular basis! That grime can collect on the inside of your machine over time, making it less efficient and less effective. Taking the time to give your washing machine some TLC is a ...
For best results, your washing machine should be cleaned in one- to three-month intervals. We put together five tips to help you keep your washer and thus your laundry the cleanest it can be: Many new top-load washing machines have a sanitize cycle. These come in two types.
The Best (Natural) Way to Deep Clean a Washing Machine. If your machine is in need of some TLC, here’s how to tackle it (and ways to avoid): Ways I Wouldn’t Try. There are so many instructions out there on how to clean a washing machine, but I wouldn’t attempt many of them.