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🧺 Your Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning a Smelly Washing Machine 🧼

Discover our expert step-by-step guide to cleaning a smelly washing machine. Remove odors and grime with our easy-to-follow cleaning process. Make your washing machine sparkle and smell fresh!

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning a Smelly Washing Machine

Empty washing machine drum
Empty the Washing Machine
Start by ensuring your washing machine is empty. Remove any clothing or other items.
Hand wiping the interior of a washing machine with a sponge
Wipe Down the Interior
Using a soft sponge and warm soapy water, wipe down the interior of the washing machine, paying close attention to areas around the door seal and under the lid.
Washing machine control panel set to hot and long cycle
Run a Hot Water Cycle
Next, set your washing machine to run on the hottest and longest cycle with nothing but water inside.
Hand pouring cleaning solution into washing machine drum
Add Cleaning Solution
After the hot water cycle has started, pause the machine and add two cups of hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar. Then, resume the cycle.
Washing machine running a hot water cycle
Run a Second Hot Water Cycle
Once the first cycle with the cleaning solution is complete, run a second hot water cycle to rinse off the cleaning solution and any remaining grime.
Hand wiping down the interior of a washing machine with a sponge
Wipe Down Again
After the second cycle is complete, wipe down the interior of the washing machine again using a soft sponge and warm soapy water.
Hand cleaning the detergent dispenser
Clean the Detergent Dispenser
Finally, clean the detergent dispenser by removing it from the machine and soaking it in warm water. Then, scrub it clean and replace it.

Are you tired of that unpleasant smell every time you open your washing machine? You're not alone. Many people are unaware that washing machines, just like any other household appliance, need a good clean every now and then. And we're here to guide you through it.

Our comprehensive step-by-step guide above will help you get rid of that lingering odor in your washing machine. But if you're wondering why your machine smells bad in the first place, it's because residue from detergent, fabric softener, and dirty clothes can build up over time, creating an ideal environment for mold and bacteria to thrive. This is what causes the unpleasant smell.

But don't worry, with our guide, you'll be able to tackle this issue head-on and make your washing machine smell fresh again. The best part? You don't need any fancy tools or expensive cleaners. Just some household items like a sponge, warm water, and white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.

If you're having trouble with your Whirlpool washer, don't forget to check out our step-by-step guide on resetting your Whirlpool washer. This guide will help you clear error codes and restore performance to your machine.

Once you've cleaned your washing machine, you might want to tackle other areas of your home. Why not start with the kitchen? Our guide on how to clean your microwave will leave it looking brand new and ready to heat up your meals without any lingering odors.

Remember, a clean home is a happy home. And a clean washing machine is the first step towards fresh, clean clothes. So, don't let a smelly washing machine ruin your day. Follow our guide and get ready to breathe in the fresh scent of cleanliness every time you do your laundry.

For more expert cleaning tips and advice, don't forget to check out our FAQ section. Happy cleaning!