What happens when you take your wash out and your clothes still smell?
Total frustration! Doing your wash over with extra detergent won’t help either. The culprit is mold and mildew which have accumulated in the machine. This can be hard to figure out for most people. But as soon as you realize this is what’s causing the stench in your clothes, you can take action to get rid of it. Here’s how to solve this problem.
First you need:
16 oz. (0.5 liters) of vinegar.
An old toothbrush
Now mix the clorox with warm water in a 50/50 mixture. Put the rubber gloves on and start cleaning the inside of the washer with the diluted Clorox and be sure to get behind the rubber sealing as this is where the mildew likes to hide.
Allow the towel to soak in the compound for 30 minutes.
Finish off by using the toothbrush to scrub with.
Now run the machine once at the highest temp.
Remove the calk residue by making another second empty load with the temp as high as possible. Use vinegar this time. The vinegar should only be added during the second load, not the first. Clorox and vinegar together are actually poisonous! Put the vinegar into the detergent dispenser and run it on the highest temp available. Now you should have a mold-free washer, and most importantly stink-free clothes!