Front washing machines have a lot of advantages to them: they tend to be more energy-efficient, use less water and detergent. However, they come with the issue of building mildew over time.
How can you fix this? Aside from replacing your washer unit entirely or calling your repairman, the following DIY tips can be a much more effective, affordable solution.
How to remove mildew and mold
As the blog Clean And Scentsible states, it's necessary to keep a cleaning routine for your washer. If it comes to a point where too much mold has accumulated in the door, there's no other solution than using bleach. You could either run a load with bleach or use their DIY method: soaking a rag "in a 50/50 mixture of bleach and warm water," making sure to clean everywhere.
Clean and Scentsible then suggests to run another load at the hottest setting possible, this time adding two cups of vinegar.
Cleaning out the dispensers
Finally, to be completely sure the washer is clean, wash the detergent dispenser and the door with a "50/50 mixture of vinegar and water."
Besides this DIY cleaning solution, another way of preventing mold and mildew from accumulating on your washing machine is to leave the door ajar when you're not using the washer.
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