Appliance Cleaning: Washing Machine


Keep your washer clean so that dirty build-up doesn’t soil your clean laundry…

Here are some simple steps for cleaning your washer:

  1. Run a hot cycle with vinegar

Run an empty, regular hot cycle, using two cups of vinegar instead of detergent. The hot water-vinegar mixture removes and prevents bacteria growth.

  1. Scrub inside and out

Mix about ¼ cup of vinegar with a quart of warm water and clean the inside of the machine. Don’t forget to clean the soap dispenser, inside of the door and any rubber sealing. Wipe down the outside as well.

  1. Remove parts

If there are any removable parts, remove them and soak in vinegar as well. Then clean out the spaces those parts were removed from (bleach/fabric softener wells)

  1. Run a hot cycle with baking soda

Run another empty, regular, hot cycle with a cup of baking soda and vinegar. This will help remove any loose residue.

  1. Run a Hot Cycle

Once it’s been washed out, run one more hot water cycle to rinse it all out.