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How to Clean the Seals on a Front Loader Washing Machine

Cleaning a front loader washing machine can be a simple and straightforward task. All you need is a few household materials.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Rag

Cleaning a front loader washing machine can be a simple and straightforward task.  All you need is a few household materials.

  1. Pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the washing machine. Vinegar kills germs and cleans soap scum.
  2. Put a rag in the machine with the white vinegar. Set the washing machine on the hottest and longest wash setting. Let it run through a full cycle.
  3. Remove the rag from the washing machine and use it to wipe down the front loading window and seals. Run the rag between the seals and the machine's inner drum to remove dirt and ensure that no small items are stuck in the space. Wrap the rag around a wooden spoon, then slide it around the drum.
  4. Run a rinse-only cycle to remove any remaining vinegar. Otherwise, your next load of laundry will retain a vinegar smell.
  5. Tip

    Use white vinegar to clean anything from bathrooms to drains. It is a natural cleaner, so it is safe for use around children and pets.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Rag

Tip

  • Use white vinegar to clean anything from bathrooms to drains. It is a natural cleaner, so it is safe for use around children and pets.

About the Author

Amanda Ballard Coates is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a member of the American Association of Professional Coders. She is also a freelance writer and photographer. She writes mostly nonfiction and has been published on several informative websites. Ballard Coates' writing has been published on websites such as Healthmad.com, Quazen.com, Gomestic.com and Socyberty.com.