How do I deep clean my washing machine?
1: Run a cycle with bleach and hot water (1:1). 2: Run a second hot cycle with 2 cups of white distilled vinegar, 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of water. 3: Use water to clean the rubber seal around the lip of the washing machine. 4: Remove the soap dispenser and wash thoroughly with soap and water.
How do I detox my washing machine?
Add two cups of white vinegar and let the cycle run. (If you have a front load washer, pour the vinegar into the detergent dispenser.) For an extra-clean washing machine, repeat the cycle with a half-cup of baking soda. You’ll also need to hand-wash the top portion of the agitator and basin above the water line.
How often should you clean your washing machine?
As a general rule of thumb, you should be cleaning the inside and outside of your washer once per month. If you use a natural solution, this process will not harm your septic system (or your wallet)—so the more often you clean, the better! If you have a white washer, you may be able to see the buildup easily.
How do I get rid of smells in my washing machine?
Pour two cups of white vinegar into the drum, then run a normal cycle at high heat—without any clothes, of course. The baking soda and vinegar should break up any residue stuck to your drum and kill any mold that might be present. They’ll also help remove any foul odors.
How do you clean and deodorize a washing machine?
Deodorizing any Remaining Smell
- Set the wash cycle to “white fabric” or “hot”.
- Add 4 cups (1 quart) of plain white vinegar to a top loading washing machine or 2 cups of vinegar to a front loader.
- Don’t add laundry detergent or other cleaning solutions, NO BLEACH.
How do I deep clean my washing machine naturally?
To clean your top or front-load washing machine naturally, start by pouring 2 cups of white vinegar into the drum. Then, mix ¼ cup each of water and baking soda and pour the solution into the detergent well where you usually put detergent and fabric softener.
Where do you put vinegar in a washing machine?
Using Vinegar in Laundry
I simply add 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar into each load of laundry. For sheets, towels, and stained linens, I pour distilled white vinegar into the fabric softener dispenser of my washing machine.
Where do you put baking soda in a front load washer?
The baking soda can cause clumping and clog the dispenser. Instead, sprinkle 1/2 cup baking soda into the empty washer tub before you load the clothes.