We’ve had our current washing machine for several years. It has never been cleaned. Yuck, I know. Today, I decided to clean it – not because it was functioning poorly, but because I’m sure after years of build-up, it needs to be cleaned!
Step 1: Fill the washing machine with warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar. (I do this on the super load size.) Let it set for 1-2 hours.
Step 2: Take a sponge and wipe down the walls and center part of the washing machine.
Step 3: Start the washing machine and let it complete the cycle.
Step 4: Fill washing machine again and pour in 2 cups of bleach, to disinfect. Let it soak for 1 hour before letting it run through a complete cycle.
Once the cycle has finished, it should be nice and shiny!
*DO NOT mix vinegar and bleach. You MUST make sure you are doing each step separately, to prevent toxic fumes.