Clean Your Washing Machine in 3 Simple Steps

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

Learn how to clean a washing machine so the grimy buildup doesn't sneak its way onto your clean laundry.

The dirt that disappears from your clothes has to go somewhere, right? Learn how to clean a washing machine, so that grimy buildup doesn’t end up on your clean pile of laundry.

Ron Holt, CEO of Two Maids & a Mop, recommends completing this simple three-step process, at least quarterly, on both front-loading and top-loading washing machines without a self-clean function. It’ll eliminate buildup in hoses and pipes and ensure your clothes stay fresh and clean.

Step 1: Run a Hot Cycle with Vinegar

Run an empty, regular cycle on hot, using two cups of vinegar instead of detergent. White vinegar will not damage clothes. The hot water-vinegar combo removes and prevents bacteria growth. Vinegar can also act as a deodorizer and will cut through mildew odors.

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