Set your washing machine to the largest wash load possible on a hot water setting. Monitor the machine so that you can add the cleaners to it when it first begins to agitate.
Pour 3 cups of distilled white vinegar or 2 cups of pure lemon juice and 1/2 cup of baking soda to the cycle. Allow the cycle to complete.
Wipe down the inside of the drum with a clean cloth to remove any residue that was loosened but still remains.
Run the washer through a normal cycle, or one for heavily soiled clothes, on a cold water setting to remove any additional residue.
Things You Will Need
- 3 cups of distilled white vinegar or 2 cups of pure lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- Hot water
- Cold water
- If you have used dye or tint in your washing machine, you can clean it by adding 1 cup of chlorine bleach and 2 cups of detergent to a washing machine set on a hot water cycle. Run the cycle completely and then check for remaining dye or tint. Repeat the process if needed.