A washing machine that smells requires a thorough cleaning. A bad odor may indicate a build-up of soap residue, grime stuck to gaskets around the door, or even mold or mildew growth. More »

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Front and top loading washing machines can be deodorized by running the washer on the hot setting with two cups of bleach. It may be necessary to clean the interior lint trap, gaskets and dispensers of a front loading wa... More »

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To clean out a smelly washing machine, run a full cycle with no clothing and either bleach or white vinegar and hot water. Keep the washer smelling great by allowing it to dry in between uses and occasionally washing it ... More »

To use a washing machine, divide clothing by color and material, then select a temperature and wash cycle appropriate for the clothing category. Pour in an appropriate amount of laundry detergent, and load clothing. Clos... More »

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To disinfect a washing machine, add 1 cup of regular bleach to the drum, then choose a cycle that uses hot water. Let the washing machine go through a full cycle, then open the door and let the interior dry out overnight... More »

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Use a washing machine by adding detergent, filling the machine with clothes, setting the temperature, selecting the correct cycle and starting the machine. Once you start the machine, it completes the cycle, and your clo... More »

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A top-loading washing machine is one in which clothing is loaded from the top because that is where the unit's door is located. This type of appliance design is often compared to the front-loading variety. More »

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