- Turn off the washing machine and remove any detergent or fabric softener dispensers according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Rinse the dispensers under hot running water and scrub them with an old toothbrush to remove any buildup. Put the dispensers back into place on the washing machine.
- Pour 1/2 gallon of white or cider vinegar into the washing machine.
- Set the washing machine to a full hot water cycle. Allow it to run through the cycle completely.
How to Clean a Stale Washing Machine
A stale washing machine can be caused by many things, including soap or fabric softener residue, mold or mildew. The dark, damp conditions of a washing machine create the perfect environment for mold to grow. This mold growth can cause a foul odor and even affect your laundry. Clean the inside of your washing machine with a common household item to neutralize the stale odor and prevent mold and mildew growth.
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