You know, there’s really nothing more annoying than paying good money for an appliance only to have it malfunctioning soon after you’ve started using it.
Not long ago, I was taking the clothes out of my washing machine to put them in the dryer, when I noticed that all of my ‘clean clothes’ smelled like mildew. I was shocked! Isn’t a washer supposed to make your clothes smell fresh and clean?
It sure isn’t supposed to make them unwearable!
So, I went online to look for a DIY way of fixing the problem and I found the tutorial below. At first I was a little skeptical, but then I tried it out for myself, and I was completely amazed with the results.
If you’ve ever had to deal with this problem before or fear that you may have to in the future, you definitely want to check this out.
Most of the time when a washing machine breaks, the owner will call the service center to request that a repairman come out to the house and take apart the whole machine.
For many, though, this is way too much trouble and they just wind up purchasing a brand new washing machine instead.
Well, we’re not like that, are we?! We understand that there are lots of wonderful DIY solutions that can save us both time and money.
And fixing a moldy washing machine is no exception!
ll you’re going to need in order to fix your washing machine is Clorox bleach and 16 ounces of white vinegar.
One important thing, however, NEVER use bleach and vinegar together – this can be extremely dangerous. Instead, take turns using them one at a time.
First, mix the bleach with equal parts warm water and then wipe any areas in your washing machine that are affected with mildew with a rag that’s been soaked in your solution.
Then, run the washing machine on the hottest cycle to wash all of the bleach out.
Next, add the 16 ounces of vinegar to the washing machine dispenser and run the washing machine on the hottest cycle once more. When this is done, you’ll see that your washing machine looks and functions like it’s new again!
Isn’t that easy?! What do you think? Is this something you’d try yourself?
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