How to Extend the Life of Your Washing Machine

Help Extend the Life of Your Washing Machine

It’s time to give your washer a little bit of TLC.

Your washing machine has been hard at work, taking on load after load of dirty clothes. But even a washer needs a little love sometimes, especially with all of the dirt, soil and detergent passing through the machine on a regular basis. Follow our quick tips to give your washing machine a good maintenance scrub down.

maintain your washer

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Help Extend the Life of Your Washing Machine

Maintain Your Washer

Time: 1 hour Frequency: 2x a year Difficulty: Easy

Using your washer every week means that many cycles of dirt, detergent, water, and heat pass through the machine – not to mention general wear and tear. Here’s how to give you washing machine a deep clean, to make sure your clothes are getting the treatment they deserve.


1 – First, remove germs and detergent buildup by running an empty load with hot water and 2 cups of chlorine bleach or white vinegar. (see you owner’s manual for recommendations for your washer.)

2 – In the middle of the wash cycle, add ½ cup of detergent. Let the load run the full cycle.

3 – Remove any stains on the washer drum with a soft abrasive cleanser and sponge.

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