How To Clean a Front Load Washing Machine

A front load washing machine has the advantage of saving water and electricity, as well as being gentler on your clothes at the same time as providing you with a better clean when compared to your traditional top loader machines.

However, you might open the door to your front-loader one day and be greeted with a foul stench from mildew.
This is due to the way top loaders are designed,  which allows water and bacteria to accumulate around in the rubber gasket at the front of the washer.
Worse, the odour might be transferred from the gasket to your clothing.

You might think that a washing machine cleans itself by using all of the detergent and water it receives.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.


Steps to Clean Front Load Washer

All you’ll need is some baking soda and vinegar to get started.

  1. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water and pour into the detergent dispenser
  2. Add 2 cups of white vinegar directly to the drum (where the clothes go)
  3. Run the washing machine on the hottest cycle possible
  4. Clean the rubber gasket with a damp micro-fibre cloth after the cycle is finished
Denton Nakumura
Denton Nakumura

Denton is the supervisor at CE Cleaning Company Sydney and has many years experience in the cleaning industry.