26 Care & Cleaning
In cases where clean washer cycle
along with care and cleaning of rubber
gasket folds isn't done, and severe odor
or residue buildup have developed, follow
the below cleaning procedure to help
alleviate the problem.
Ensure the wash tub is empty. Open the
detergent drawer and pour eight cups of
bleach into the MAIN WASH detergent
compartment. Select clean washer cycle
as described previously in Inside Routine
Upon cycle completion inspect the interior
of the washer to see if the odor/residue
has been eliminated. If any additional
cleaning is required, repeat the above
procedure. This may take several cycles
depending on the severity of the odor/
residue. You may observe some remaining
discoloration due to the long term effects
of this residue.
For especially contaminated areas visible
inside the drum (including the front rubber
seal), these areas might be more effectively
cleaned by spraying a bleach cleaner on
a scrub brush, soft sponge, or towel and
Always wear rubber or latex gloves and
protect floor and clothing from damage.
If odor is still left after bleach cycle(s) and
bleach cleaner, open the detergent drawer
and pour one (1) pouch of Tide
Machine Cleaner in detergent drawer.
Select clean washer cycle as above and
start the washer.
For best results
Immediately follow up with a rinse
& spin cycle. Select max spin
with no detergent or bleach to
help clear any residual bleach left
after the clean washer cycle.
Tide is a trademark of The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.
See Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventa-
tive) for future cleaning maintenance
which is necessary to avoid repeating
Three Compartment Preventative Cleaning
DO NOT use or mix liquid chlorine
bleach with other household chemicals
such as toilet cleaners, rust removers,
acid or products containing ammonia.
These mixtures can produce dangerous
fumes which can cause serious injury or
HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD