Lately my washer machine has been washing the clothes but I swear they had a little smell to them. I goggled different ways to clean the machines. I wanted to see a pictures (I'm on the visual side) so I also hit up Pinterest to see what I could find. I came across a post about cleaning your top loading machine that was on the site One Good thing by Jillee. She had a great post on how to do it. So I set out on cleaning my machine and I must say it was pretty easy and it came out smelling great and now the clothes after being washed don't have that funny smell as before, so I say it was a score!
What you need:
Top LoadingWasher Machine - of course lol
1 Quart Chlorine Bleach
1 Quart Distilled White Vinegar
Cup to Measure & Pour
Fill machine with HOT water (mine has the button hot/cold). Add in Bleach (JUST bleach no detergent) let the machine agitate for a minute, then close the lid push the button in and let it SIT for one hour. I found if you shut the lid nothing falls into the bleach water :).
After one hour, allow the machine to run threw the longest cycle (I put mine on super). Immediately fill with HOT water again and add the vinegar. Same again let agitate for a minute, then close the lid push the button in and let it SIT for one hour. Again I closed the lid and shut it down so my boys would think it would be fun to throw things in to the water :).
I did like she suggested and took apart things I could and cleaned them (yuck that was bad). She suggest you do this ever 3 months, I'll try to keep it up but it sure is nice to have laundry come out smelling good or at least better then it did when I put it in there. With 2 boys it is always dicey around here!
For us who don't have the fancy washer machines just the old school top loading ones here you go. I like to think if I take care of it, it may last as long as that microwave my dad passed down to me from the 70's ... What it is a dream ... lol!