Cleaning your washing machine means your clothes get dirt-free more effectively. Although your washer is using detergent every time you run a load, it’s not cleaning itself. You’ll need to give it a deep clean.

There are a few options for deep cleaning a washing machine. They depend on the type of washer you have and whether you’re using a DIY cleaner or a pre-made washing machine cleaner. Thankfully, none of the methods are labor-intensive. Read on to discover which method of washer cleaning is the best for you.

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The thing is, soap residue and minerals in commonly used detergents are apt to build up in the washing machine, and over time, you might notice that your clothes just don’t seem to get as clean as they used to. My washing machine had just started to feel icky. And here I was just thinking that maybe I had been cramming too many garments in the same load and not letting the rinse cycle perform as efficiently.

I searched around and found about as many different approaches for cleaning a top-loading washer, but one tutorial, a two-step approach, seemed easy, inexpensive and do-able.

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Updated at: June 5, 2023