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How to Clean Your Washing Machine

How to Clean Your Washing Machine

To clean your washing machine you can run a clean-out cycle while the washer is empty. You can also complete the following steps if your washer doesn’t have a specific clean-out cycle:

  1. Prep
    Select the whites or hot water cycle.
  2. Fill
    Fill the bleach dispenser to the maximum fill line with Clorox® Bleach. If your washing machine does not have a bleach dispenser, manually start the washing machine on the hot water cycle, wait until water starts to run and add 125 ml of Clorox® Bleach. Continue with the cycle.
  3. Wash with an Extra Rinse
    Run the wash cycle with an extra rinse to make sure no bleach is left behind. If your washing machine doesn’t have the option for an extra rinse cycle, manually select a rinse cycle after the cycle is over and start the washing machine again.

After you run a clean-out cycle or wash a load of clothing with bleach, it should be safe to follow with a regular load. As long as your washing machine is functioning properly there shouldn’t be any bleach residue inside, so any non-bleachable items you wash next should not be affected.

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