Front load washing machines are known to get a build-up of mold and mildew along the washer door. This build-up can cause an unpleasant odor that fills not only your washing machine but also other areas of your home. To keep this from happening, you should routinely clean your washer once a month. Cleaning your front load washing machine is done in the same manner as cleaning any type of washing machine except you must take special care to wash around the gasket and seal that prevents water from leaking out of the washer’s door.
Things You'll Need
- Distilled white vinegar
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Set your front load washing machine on the hottest setting and add 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Do not use any detergent or add any clothing during this cycle.
Allow the washer to run through a complete cycle.
Create a solution of equal parts water and distilled white vinegar. Saturate a sponge in the mixture and wring out the excess liquid.
Open the door of the front load washing machine and wipe the inside door, gaskets and seals with the saturated sponge.
Dry the door of the front load washing machine including the gaskets and seals with a towel.
Leave the door open to the washing machine and allow the inside to air dry.