How to Clean and Maintain a Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine
Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar and a cup of baking soda during the HOT cleaning cycle. pour them directly into the drum. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser.
Hopefully this will save you $100. When my front load washer (Whirlpool) quit draining I called the repair man. As soon as he arrives he asks if the drain screen had been cleaned out. WHAT?!? No information about THAT on the internet! 5 minutes & $100 later he has my machine back together & walks out the door. The cover panel is removed with 2 small screws at the bottom of the washer. See the car key in my pic? That was missing for over a year! Check yours out and clean out that drain.
Making your own laundry detergent can really save you money. This diy laundry soap cost only pennies per load and cleans really well. I’ve been using it for years now and it worked great in my top loading washer and works just as good in my front loading washer too.