How To Clean A Front Loading Washing Machine

By Gavin | February 25, 2022

If you've ever wondered how to clean your front loading washing machine, you've come to the right place.

Today using this article, I will introduce you to my experience of cleaning the washing machine.


How To Clean A Front Loading Washing Machine

Most people think that washing machines do not need to be cleaned because they clean clothes and are clean themselves after washing them.

However, I still usually clean it once a month or so.

My secret recipe is to use distilled white vinegar.

I know many people use bleach to clean their washing machines. However, I have found that vinegar has the same effect. I'm not a chemistry major, and I'm not sure why vinegar would have this effect.

But I knew that if I used vinegar, at least I wasn't using chemicals. I feel like that would be more prudent.

Initially, I was inspired by others who used vinegar to clean the leak-proof pads of their dishwashers.

If we have equipment that has some moisture buildup or some water buildup. We can then take an old rag that you don't care much about, tuck it in there and wipe it down.

I usually spray some vinegar on top of the rag, and I add a little bit of a cleaning oil blend, about 10 to 15 drops.

After that, I would fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the entire interior of the washer. Focus on spreading around the rubber gasket. As you know, the area around the gasket is most susceptible to mold.

Do not need to clean up immediately. More time to let the vinegar play its role, and then the whole clean up with water.

If, however, you don't like the smell of vinegar much, you can go out and get a cup of coffee or something.

What To Do If The Mold Is Particularly Abundant

It is worth noting that you will find some places with exceptionally high levels of mold in the process of cleaning. You can then follow my experience and use a small piece of rag sprayed with vinegar on the places where the mold is particularly abundant.

Don't try to clean up the mold immediately with a rag. This job needs to be done slowly and not in a hurry.

After that, you can find a toothbrush and wipe it again and again. Generally, after this, it's basically okay.


Of course, I'm not a professional washing machine expert.

This is just the way I like to clean, with a rag, toothbrush, laundry detergent, and vinegar.

I hope the experience I shared can be helpful to you.

I know we are all brilliant and have a lot of life experience, so write to me and tell me about your experience with electrical appliances.