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    Washer Cleaner

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    DoryJean54's Note:

    How to clean the Yuck from your washer. This was just posted in today's Heloise hints.I just got done using it & it got rid of all the gummed up liquid fabric softener under the agitator. Makes it smell fresh & clean too!

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    • 1 gallon jug filled with hot tap water
    • 2 -4 cups household chlorine bleach


    1. 1
      Set the machine on the highest water level, put the water temperature on hot & set on a "normal" wash cycle.
    2. 2
      Fill a gallon jug with hot tap water.
    3. 3
      When the cycle begins, stop it & add the gallon of water. Be careful not to overfill-you just want to get the water level up high enough to reach that yucky upper rim.
    4. 4
      Next, add 2 to 4 cups of household chlorine bleach. Close the lid & restart the wash cycle.
    5. 5
      After a few minutes, stop the cycle, but don't open the lid.
    6. 6
      Let the washer sit for 30-plus minutes to give the bleach & hot water time to work at removing all the "yuck" you did see & also that you didn't see. Let the machine finish the wash cycle, & then open the lid to air out the inside.
    7. 7
      Your washing machine should be sqeaky-clean & ready to handle laundry.
    8. 8
      Note: Before doing a load of towels, take one & wipe the inside rim of the tub, the farbic softener dispenser & other areas where "yuck" seems to accumulate just to stay on top of buildups that can cause odors!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2012


      I have to agree with another reviewer that this made my washer smell nice but it didn't clean it. I used a whole bottle of bleach and it took more then a gallon of water to reach the rim. I think it took about four gallons. I usually use vinegar and bleach and that seems to clean it better. I do this monthly so I know my washer wasn't real dirty like another reviewer suggested.

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    • on April 12, 2012


      This worked. The other raters washing machine must have been really bad. This cleaned it nicely and it smelled really good as I used lavendar scented bleach.

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    • on December 17, 2006


      It smelled nice, but it didn't really get it clean. I'll try it again and fill it higher.

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    Nutritional Facts for Washer Cleaner

    Serving Size: 1 (3792 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 113.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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