Cleaning Your Washer

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

Is your laundry looking dingy? Are you seeing spots before your eyes? To keep your washer spotlessly clean, it is important to remember to give it a once over every six months, or every three months if you have hard water. Is your Dish Washer dingy? See my recipe for Cleaning Your Dishwasher ! From Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen or Clean, by Linda Cobb

Top Review by PetsRus

Fantastic!!!!! Bev I'm sorry I haunted you with all my questions, I did not understand the steps because my machine locks automaticly (a safety feature) when you select a programme and cannot be opened after the cycle is finished.Thats why I could not let it fill with water and then add the bleach. This is what I did: 1 Emptied a bottle of bleach in the machine. 2 Selected the longest programme and the hottest temperature 3 Switched on. Did the same for the vinegar wash.I have a beautiful clean machine and the musty smell is gone. Years of trying to clean it with little success by myself, it is now done by the machine itself with an incredible result. One thing I should mention is that when I checked halfway on the bleach wash there was foam pouring out of the machine, it must have been the years of soap build-up, I cleaned it and did not panic about it, also don't think it will happen next time. This morning I did a wash and it came out beautiful and fresh smelling like it should! Many, many thanks for posting this Bev!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill your washer with hot water.
  2. Add 1 qt of chlorine bleach (no detergent please!).
  3. Run the washer through the longest wash cycle.
  4. When the washer is still wet- this should be immediately after the bleach cycle- add 1 qt of white vinegar and run the washer through the same cycle again refilling the tub with hot water.
  5. This will clean out soap scum and mineral deposits from the spin basket and also from the hoses.

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