Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Clean the soap scum and mineral deposits out of your Washer

Instead of buying those washing machine cleaners at the store that last time I looked cost almost $10.00 for a box; Fill the washer with HOT water. Add 1 quart of chlorine bleach - no detergent – and

let the machine agitate for a minute, then let it sit for one hour. After one hour,

allow the washer to run through its longest wash and spin cycle. Immediately fill the

washer with HOT water again and add 1 quart distilled white vinegar. Let agitate for a

minute, and again, let it sit for one hour.

Using the bleach and vinegar will clean away bacteria, soap scum and mineral deposits

from the wash basket and hoses. This is especially important if you live in a hard

water area and should be done every three months. Every washer should be cleaned at

least twice per year. While it is soaking, dip a scrubber sponge in the vinegar water

and detail all the nooks and crannies of your washer, including the knobs, the lid and

the exterior. After an hour, run the longest wash and spin cycle again.

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