Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Works for Me: Fresh Smelling Washer

Do you have a front load washer? If so, you may have noticed that it sometimes gets a mildewy smell. I do run the "clean" cycle about once a month to help with that smell, and I always leave the washer open after doing a load of laundry- but it often still has that not so nice smell. We've started throwing a fabric sheet in the washer after a load and it really does help!

Want to find out what works for others? Check it out on Shannon's site


Anonymous said...

My husband sells appliances and we to have a front loader. Running vinegar through a cycle will take care of the smell. It is what the manufactors suggest you do. Also, you don't need the suggested amount of detergent. It takes a little and that will cut down on the smell also.

Nikki said...

We have a stinky front-loader washer too! Thanks for the tips. I'll give it a try.

Emily said...

Thank you so much for the tip! I have the worst smelling front loader and I couldn't figure out what to do about it, now I know. Thank you thank you thank you!

Laane said...

It doesn't smell here, but I do use the vinegar treatment as a routine from the moment I buy a new machine.

After washing I always dry inside the rubber ring with a drying cloth.

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