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How to Clean Your Washer and Dryer?

How to Clean Your Washer and Dryer? – Your Washing machine cleans everything, so wouldn’t it clean itself? Unfortunately, the answer to that is no. Your washer and your dryer need a little extra love to keep your clothes coming out pristine every time. But don’t worry, we’re about to walk you through the simple steps to keep your washer and dryer germ-free. 

Washer and Dryer

Clean Your Washer and Dryer

Washing Machine:

How often to clean your washing machine:

  • Clean dispenser every 4-6 weeks
  • Clean drum once a month

What you’ll need to clean your washing machine:

  • White vinegar
  • Chlorine bleach
  • microfiber towel
  • Bottlebrush

** It is important to note that you should NOT mix chlorine bleach and white vinegar as it can create a harmful gas. Please make sure that your machine is thoroughly rinsed after each step.

How to clean your detergent dispenser:

  1. Heat 1 cup of white vinegar on the stove
  2. Pour warm vinegar into the dispenser cup
  3. Run a normal cycle with nothing in the drum
  4. Use a bottlebrush to scrub the dispenser cups with warm vinegar

How to clean your top-load washing machine:

  1. Fill the drum with hot water
  2. Add a quart of chlorine bleach to the water
  3. Run full wash and spin cycle
  4. Fill the drum again with hot water
  5. Add a quart of white vinegar to the water
  6. Run another wash and spin cycle
  7. Wipe down the inside of the drum with a microfiber towel

How to clean your front-load washing machine:

  1. Add a half cup of chlorine bleach to the detergent dispenser and fill the bleach dispenser with chlorine bleach
  2. Run a normal cycle
  3. Wipe down the inside of the drum with a microfiber towel

Dryer:

How often to clean your dryer:

  • You should be cleaning your dryer every 4-6 weeks. Your lint trap might fill up faster, so check it frequently. 

What you’ll need to clean your dryer:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Microfiber towel

How to clean your dryer: 

  1. Take out the lint trap and remove the lint
  2. Use a mix of half white vinegar and half water to wipe down the inside drum

Following these steps as often as stated will keep your machines in tip-top shape, so you and your clothes can be clean. Washing Machines and dryers can collect bacteria, mold, and dust if not cared for properly, and all of that can get into your clothes. So always remember, just because your clothes smell clean, doesn’t mean they are.