Hi! My name is Samantha and I am the blogger behind Simply Organized. I LOVE reading along here on Anna’s blog. She has taught me so much, especially when it comes to natural cleaning with white vinegar, and she throws a pretty awesome themed party too! Anna has a GREAT post for cleaning a standard top-loading washer. but if you are struggling with a mildew smell coming from your HE front-loading washing machine, my post here on Anna’s blog will show you how to clean a high efficiency washing machine and get rid of those odors! Thank you SO much to Anna for letting me share this with her sweet readers!
A few months ago, we were experiencing an awful mildew smell from our HE washing machine. After hours of research, our machine is now fresh and better than new.
Step 4: Clean the inside of the detergent compartment . Don’t stop with just sanitizing the detergent tray. You’ll also want to clean inside the detergent compartment. I was shocked to see the inside of our compartment…
If you are having a tough time
getting your cleaning solution back there, try using a spray bottle. I used clorox clean-up bleach spray to reach the back and into the nooks and crannies up top. Do you see these nooks in the top of our detergent compartment?
I used a toothbrush to scrub that area clean. After spraying into the compartment, let it sit for about 15 minutes before wiping clean.
Step 5: Clean the inside of your washer door . Using white vinegar or bleach, clean the inside of the washer door. Sometimes you can clearly see residue built up here – but most times you can’t even tell anything is lurking. You’ll be surprised how much cleaner the door looks and the amount of scum that was hiding on the door. Here is my door looked after cleaning – sparkling new!
Step 6: run a clean cycle on the machine . Once you have completed steps 1-5, add 1/4 cup of bleach or white vinegar to the detergent tray and run the machine on its clean washer cycle. Most HE machines have a “clean cycle” or “affresh cycle”.