How to Clean Your Front Loading Washing Machine

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You will want to learn all the cleaning tips on how to clean your front loading washing machine. For those that have one of the front loader washing machines, it is especially important that you do regular house cleaning tips and tricks for your washer in order to keep your clothes coming out clean and stain-free. Many of the front loading washing machines are very susceptible to mold and mildew because of the rubber seal that lines the washer door to prevent leakage. If you don't practice regular house cleaning tips especially on the rubber seal, the mold will quickly spread and could eventually damage the seal. If there is some mold that you have missed you will have no choice but to use some bleach to get it clean. If you have to use bleach be sure to wear rubber gloves and keep the door and windows open for ventilation.

When using the bleach house cleaning tips for your front loading washing machine start by wiping down the whole rubber seal with a white rag that is soaked in a 50/50 mixture of bleach and warm water. Then make sure that you pull back the rubber seal to clean every surface that you can. If you find that there is still some mold that doesn't want to come off, try the cleaning house tips of soaking a towel in the bleach mixture, putting it on the rubber seal, and letting it sit for 30 minutes. After using the house cleaning tips and tricks of soaking with a towel, remove the towel and then scrub the rubber seal gently with an old toothbrush. Then wipe down the rubber seal with a clean, dry cloth until no mold remains. Once you are done with the house cleaning tips for the rubber seal, place all of the bleached rags into your washing machine and run them through a complete wash and rinse cycle on the hottest setting. Then run the washing machine through a second complete cycle again at the hottest setting, but this time, add a couple of cups of white vinegar. It is important to remember never to mix the bleach and the vinegar together. You can add a couple of towels in the wash, so you are not running the washer empty. You can also remove the detergent dispenser and clean with a mixture of vinegar and water. Lastly, you can clean the inside of the washer door with a rag and a the water and white vinegar mixture. You want to practice these washer house cleaning tips at least once a month. It is also a good idea to give the washer seal a white down after wash if you can to prevent any mold from growing. A good idea is always to leave the washer door open when not in use so air can circulate through and help to keep the rubber seal dry. It is important with these washing machines to practice regular house cleaning tips to keep your washer mold free.

This house cleaning tips and tricks for cleaning your front loading washing machine comes from Jenn at the "Clean Scentsible" site. This is just one of the household cleaning tips you will find on the site. Jenn lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and two boys. She works part time as a pediatric physiotherapist and full time as a Mom and homemaker. Once the kids go to bed, she does her crafting, decorating, organizing and blogging sometimes until the early hours of the morning. On her site, you will find all sorts of cleaning tips, clean house tips, getting organized, celebrate, and creative ideas to keep you busy. *

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