Some front-loading washers have had issues with mould and mildew, and that means nasty smells that get into your clothes. Here are some easy ways to keep that from happening. In this video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, Dan Diclerico demonstrates how to keep your front-loader from smelling funky:
- Wipe the glass and the door gasket dry after each load.
- Keep the washer door ajar when not in use so air can circulate.
- Regularly remove detergent buildup from the dispenser.
- Sanitise the washer every few months using one cup of chlorine bleach. Fill the bleach dispenser and run a no-laundry, hot water cycle.
If you follow these tips, you won't ever have to worry about mouldy smells, regardless of how old your front-loader is. If you're in the market for a front-loading washer, Diclerico recommends a model with a tub cleaning cycle, which is designed to prevent mildew.
How to Get Rid of Odor in a Front-Loader [YouTube]