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SPY Guide: How to Clean Your Laundry Machine

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* Yes, cleaning equipment also needs to be cleaned
* Easy solutions to keep everything in tiptop shape
* A clean washer and dryer make them more effective

It might not be something you’d thought about before reading this, but your washer and dryer should be cleaned at least once a month. It will make them more effective and will keep them from breaking down or having issues down the road.

Don’t worry, though, you won’t need any special equipment or need to know how to disassemble and reassemble either machine. Here are 4 easy solutions to help keep them clean and in proper working condition. Remember: the better condition your machines are in, the cleaner and fresher your clothes will come out.

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The gasket on my washer has something black to n it. I’ve scrubbed it with oxy and...

Cheryl
4 months
The gasket on my washer has something black to n it. I’ve scrubbed it with oxy and…

1. Affresh Machine Cleaning Wipes

Consider Affresh’s durable wipes with “micro-grab” fibers that pick up and trap all the funky stuff in and around the rubber liner, glass door and lint traps, as your washer and dryer’s first line of defense. Basic maintenance goes a long way. Use them to wipe down surfaces inside and out.

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2. Affresh Washer Cleaning Tablets

When you need to clean the bits of the washer that you can’t see, throw in one of Affresh’s washer cleaning tablets once a month for a deep deodorizing scrub. Just make sure you run the cycle sans clothes.

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3. Vanitek Flexible Dryer Vent Cleaner

Cleaning the lint trap might not be the most glamorous of cleaning chores but it’s incredibly important to keep all that dust, dirt and lint at a minimum. Why? Because those dust bunnies are known to catch fire. Besides, it’ll help lower your overall energy consumption anyway, so consider it a win-win.

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4. Laundry Lasso

For those with a front-loading washer and/or dryer, you should strongly consider the Laundry Lasso to prevent any buildup of mildew, mold or worse. By keeping the door open, but not flapping in the wind and in the way, all that moisture can evaporate out of your life.

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