Ever since I posted an article on cleaning a top load washing machine I have gotten so many comments and emails about cleaning a front load washer. I had heard that they were hard to keep clean but I have had zero experience taking care of them.
Then, a couple of weeks ago I got an email from one of the guys that my husband works with (Thanks Mark!!) about how he cares for his front load washer. It was perfect timing because my sister had complained about her smelly front loader. My sister was kind enough to let me come over and clean her washer.
I am so excited to share with you today how to clean your front load washer and the easiest tip for keeping the smell permanently gone. I will warn you there are a lot of very disgusting pictures! Who knew a machine built for keeping clothes clean could get so dirty!
- Powder Dish Detergent
- Baking Soda
- Switch to this detergent to keep the smell away!
You will want to start by draining out any water from the washer. On the front of the machine, you should find a place to do this. My sisters had a drain and a filter. We used a small tray to catch all of the water because it was so low to the ground.
After we drained it we took out the filter and cleaned it. The before and after was amazing!! It smelled like a fish tank before we cleaned it.
Once we clean the filter and drained it then we put the filter back in and closed up the drain. I got started on the inside of the washer. The large rubber seal on her washer was covered with mold and gunk. I used some rags and a 50/50 mixture of vinegar & water to wipe everything down.
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