How to get mold out of a front loader washing machine with two common household items.
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I hate front loader mold. I love having a front loader washing machine though- they save space so I can stack them and my kids are able to help load the wash. It’s convenient. But the reality is that front loaders get mold in the crevices, particularly on the bottom portion of the rubber pieces. The water tends to sit there and collect, creating mold eventually.
You should keep the washer door open to prevent this. The air flow helps prevent this issue. But I still have trouble with mold, despite following this rule. And I was really tired of it. So I’ve tried Afresh tablets regularly and I’ve run cycles with bleach. Nothing was working. UNTIL NOW.
I handed the task to my husband to figure out because the bleach was giving me migraines and he came up with the most glorious solution. There was NO scrubbing or hard work involved. You’re going to love this.
Here’s the “before” picture of the mold. YUCK.
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- Paper towels (or cotton balls will work or strips of old fabric/teeshirts)
- Optional if there’s growth higher up: Binder Clips
How to Remove Mold from a Front Loader
Here’s the “after” photos- whaaaa!?! I can’t believe I’ve been wasting time trying to scrub it away and running cycle after cycle.
After I did this, I did run a cycle on hot to ‘clean’ the washing machine and do an extra rinse. I always stress that a little bleach will stay in the machine and bleach my clothing so I tend to err on the side of caution.
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