In order to eliminate washing machine odors, one must use a cleaner to sanitize the inside surfaces of the machine, and then regularly add cleaner to maintain the cleared surface. Cleaners specifically designed for washing machines can be purchased, or one can use a variety of under-the-counter home remedies.Know More
One of the most common washing machine cleaners is bleach. Either fill up the liquid dispenser in your washing machine labeled "bleach," or add about a tablespoon of bleach to the load, then select the hottest water setting and let it run. Some washing machines have a sanitize or tub clean cycle that is an appropriate option for this type of cleaning. It is recommended that one attempt to fill the cleaning cycle with enough laundry or extra hot water by hand so that the internal water level reaches the most surface area as possible.
An alternative to bleach is a cup of distilled white vinegar in equally hot water. Another option is a cleaner designed with this particular problem in mind, such as those made by Tide and Clorox. No matter which sanitizer is chosen, they all address the problems of bacterial and fungal build-up, which are the main culprits behind laundry machine odors.Learn more about Washers & Dryers
Standard washing machines use about 23 gallons of water on average, per load. Older models of washing machines use between 40 and 45 gallons of water. That is about 12,000 gallons of water each year for a family of four.Full Answer >
A washing machine typically uses 350 to 500 watts of power. The specific wattage for most washing machines is found on the nameplate, which is typically located on the bottom or back of the appliance. The washer's wattage indicates the maximum power drawn by the appliance.Full Answer >
Non-HE detergent should not be used in a high-efficiency washing machine, according to Maytag. The machines use less water than regular machines, and using regular soap in an HE machine can create water that is too sudsy to perform properly.Full Answer >
Older washing machines use 151.4 to 170.3 liters of water per load, and high-efficiency washing machines use 53 to 94.6 liters of water per load. Exact figures vary because washing machines come in different sizes and capacities. Water factor ratings are used to compare machines.Full Answer >