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:
PrepSelect the whites or hot water cycle.
Wash with an Extra RinseRun 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.