Ok so it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Mom loves liquid fabric softener, I don't. I prefer to clean the machine before I use it for my loads. You can see the water line. If you look closer you can see I took a swab to reveal a film. That is what fabric softener leaves behind on your clothes with soap.
- Stop using fabric softener
- Get some wool dryer balls
- Add some vinegar to your rinse cycle
- Try Eco-Nuts
- Make your own Laundry soap=no soap scum
To clean your machine you need to use the hottest and fullest setting. You are going to add a mixture to the hot water. Let it agitate for a few seconds then stop. You want the mixture to sit 10-30mins depending on how dirty it is.
While it soaks you can take this time to dip a cloth in the solution and wipe the lid, sides and top where the water doesn't reach.
After the elapsed time allow the machine to drain and spin.
Add 3 cups of white vinegar and 1/2 of baking soda. The photo to the right is what my son cause MAGIC. Reaction of vinegar and baking soda.
Baking Soda .16
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