Sort the laundry. Place white clothes in one pile and colored clothes in another. Using bleach not safe for colored fabric and will leave bleach spots and stains on the clothing.
Set the washer's water temperature to the hottest allowed for the fabrics. Allow the washer drum to begin to fill with water.
Add the appropriate amount of laundry detergent into the water. Pour 1 to 2 cups of chlorine bleach into the washer's bleach dispenser. If your washer does not have a bleach dispenser, pour the bleach into the water in the same manner as when you added the laundry detergent.
Allow the washer drum to continue to fill with water. Submerge the white clothes into the washer. Close the lid and allow the washing machine to complete a full cycle.
Remove the clothing from the washing machine. Place the clothing in the dryer or hang to air-dry.