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    I am getting a new to me washing machine. How can I clean it before using it?

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    I'd run it through with bleach in it...and wipe the entire thing down good with bleach or lysol.

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    A cycle on vinegar, too to cut the built up mineral deposits.

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    It is funny I saw this thread, I just cleaned my machine tonight. I used one cup of baking soda and two cups of white vinegar, poured them both into the tub then turned my machine on Clean Machine.

    You can just turn your machine on a regular wash cycle on hot. After the cycle runs I wipe the tub down with white vinegar on a rag.

    This works for me.

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    I would also run it through with bleach and wipe it down with bleach.

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    The bleach it a good idea but you can also use ammonia and vinegar, together.

    If it's a front loader, you'll definitely want to disinfect the rubber gasket (seal) around the door. That area can get really, really built up with grime.

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    I would probably hook it up & use it. There's nothing sterile in my ole' block basement...& your detergent should take care of the drum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashia View Post
    The bleach it a good idea but you can also use ammonia and vinegar, together.

    If it's a front loader, you'll definitely want to disinfect the rubber gasket (seal) around the door. That area can get really, really built up with grime.
    My front end loader we have to wipe out the gasket area around the door to get a better seal, if you don't you will get water on the floor.

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