There’s only a few things that can be more annoying than when a household appliance decides to stop working. It may be from mechanical failure, human error, or just the fact that it dirty. Fixing it or buying a new might be out of the picture depending on one’s current financial situation.
One of the worst cases of this occurs when your clothes start to smell like mildew after you take them out of the wash. In this situation though, thankfully there is a super easy way to get rid of all that dirt and grime on the unreachable parts of your washing machine – using just two ingredients!
Most people would call a service center, wait or someone to take the thing apart to fix it. Some people might even buy a new one instead of dealing with the hassle.
Now you can clean that washer to a like-new condition, all you need is some Clorox bleach and 16 ounces of white vinegar. First things first, don’t ever use these two chemicals together because they are incredibly poisonous and toxic. Instead we are going to be using one, then the other on a second cycle.
Mix together equal amounts of bleach with lukewarm water. With a cloth wipe off all the areas with this powerful mixture, don’t forget the rubber seal.
For the hard to scrub areas, simply leave the soaked towel right on top of the part for 30 minutes so the bleach can kill any mildew. Once you are done scrubbing the machine clean, run it on the hottest cycle with no clothes inside to wash out the bleach.
When you’re ready for the second wash cycle, make sure to add in 16 ounce of vinegar and place the washer on its hot setting. Using this solution your washer will be sparkling clean, functional and also mildew free.