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3 Simple Steps to Clean Your Washing Machine

Use these steps to learn how to clean a washing machine so the grimy buildup doesn’t sneak its way onto your clean laundry.



It is very simple, the dirt that is disappearing from you clothes is going somewhere. The important thing is to learn how to clean your washing machine so hat grimy buildup doesn’t end up on your clean pile of laundry.  The following 3 steps are recommended on both front-loading and top-loading washing machines without a self-clean function.  It will ensure your clothes stay fresh and clean by eliminating buildup in hoses and pipes.

1. Using two cups of vinegar instead of detergent, run an empty and regular cycle on hot. This is used to remove the and prevent bacteria growth.

2. Mix about ¼ cup vinegar with a quart of warm water in a bucket or nearby sink. This mixture (plus a sponge and dedicated toothbrush) is used for cleaning the inside of the machine. Pay attention to the inside of the door, soap and other dispensers and the rubber seal if you have  a front-loading washing machine. Also give the machine’s exterior a quick wipedown.

3. The last step is to run one more empty, regular cycle on hot, without detergent or vinegar and you are done!





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