QuickTip Tuesday: Stinky Washing Machine

Removing funky smells from the washing machine

If you have a front-loading washing machine, you know what I’m talking about when I say they can get stinky. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep the odor at a minimum. The first thing is to wipe down all the surfaces after you move your clothes to the dryer. Next, leave the door open for a while after you’ve finished using it. This will give the washer an opportunity to dry out a bit. You should also be cleaning the rubber gasket when needed.

If your machine is still a little stinky, try this: Mix 1/4 C baking soda with 1/4 to 1/2 cup water. Put this solution in the detergent compartment. Pour 1 C white vinegar in the drum. Run washing machine (without clothes) on hot for one cycle. Wipe dry afterward.

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