Inside Cleaning (Aggressive)
In cases where the clean washer cycle along with care and
cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn't done, and severe odor,
mold, mildew, or residue buildup have developed, follow the
below cleaning procedure to help alleviate the problem.
CLEANING PROCEDURE - Washer Drum
Ensure the wash tub is empty (or no clothes load). Open
the detergent drawer and pour eight (8) cups of bleach
into the detergent compartment. Select clean washer
cycle as described previously in Inside Routine Cleaning
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 scrubbing.
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
WASHING MACHINE CLEANER in detergent drawer. Select
clean washer cycle and start the washer.
For best results
Immediately follow up with a spin cycle. Select
fresh rinse on max spin speed with no detergent
or bleach to help clear any residual bleach left after the
clean washer cycle.
See Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive) for future
cleaning maintenance which is necessary to avoid
Care and Cleaning
HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD
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
Press specialty cycle icon until clean
washer cycle is displayed.
Place the main detergent
flap in the upper position
in order to pour the bleach
directly into the drum.