Even washing machines get dirty. If you haven’t cleaned your top-loading washing machine in a while, you might start to notice an unpleasant smell or even build-up around the top gaskets. This is a common problem that has a simple solution: a good, thorough cleaning.
But how do you clean a top-loading washer?
Use Bleach. Bleach can be a great way to get all of the build-up and residue out of your washing machine. You simply need to add a 1/2 cup of your preferred liquid bleach to the detergent compartment. You should also fill the bleach dispenser to the highest level.
Run a normal cycle with warm water afterward. This will keep the drum, hoses, and inner workings of your machine clean. Make sure to clean the gaskets around the top of the machine.
Use Vinegar and Baking Soda. For a chemical-free alternative, add vinegar to a hot wash cycle. Pause in the middle of the cycle to let the vinegar and water soak the machine for about an hour. You can use this time to wipe all of the gaskets and glass with a cloth, using the same vinegar and water mixture that’s already inside the machine. Restart the cycle after an hour and allow it to finish.
When that cycle is done, run another cycle with a cup of baking soda to really scrub it out. You may need to remove baking soda residue from the glass on top of your machine.
Keeping your washing machine clean is important! If you have any questions, contact All Brands Appliance Repair today!