Clean your front-loading washing machine with common household items

You know how it is. Even though you just washed your clothes they still smell. And smell weird. Putting in more detergent doesn't help either. The real crux of the matter is something else: mold and mildew accumulated in the washing machine. But at least now you know! Yet most people have no clue how to solve this problem. It's actually very simple and you'll soon have a washing machine that will be like new again.

You will need:

  • liquid bleach
  • 16 oz (0.5 liters) of vinegar
  • rubber gloves
  • a rag
  • a cloth
  • an old toothbrush

First mix the bleach with warm water in a 50/50 ratio. Then slap on those rubber gloves and give the inside of the washing chamber a thorough cleaning with the diluted bleach. Make sure you get behind the rubber sealing! This spot is the real culprit when your washing machine stinks.

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Let a towel soaked with the diluted bleach compound rest in the folds for 30 minutes.


Finish off the stubborn spots with the old toothbrush. Rub everything dry.

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Then run the machine once at the highest temperature with water only.

But that's not all. To remove calk residue you should run another second empty load on the highest temperature possible — this time with vinegar. Note: DON'T add vinegar to the first cycle as it can react badly with any remaining bleach.


Now your washing machine is like sparkling new. And the best is: the stench is gone!

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Once you know this trick, it couldn't be more simple to keep your washing machine free of grime and mold. No one needs stinky laundry!


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