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‘Mouthwash’ for High-Efficiency Washers

By Dr. Laundry October 8, 2008

Greetings Stainers, Dr. Laundry here with a question for you. When was the last time you used bleach in the laundry? If it’s been a while, there’s a good chance your washing machine is emitting a musty or stale odor, especially if you have a High-Efficiency machine.

 As many of you may have already experienced, a common problem with some HE machines is the build-up of odor-causing residues, which can leave your laundry smelling much less than fresh. After a few wash cycles, water that has not completely drained out of your HE machine can be left behind, resulting in an ideal location for creating bad (not-so-pleasant) odors.

One simple solution – do one white load a week with Clorox® Plus™ High Efficiency Bleach, which is specially formulated for HE machines and is effective in helping eliminate those bad odors. Think of it as mouthwash for your HE washing machine. You’ll like the extra thickness that makes it easy to pour into those small HE dispensers plus it has special ingredients to give you the whitest whites and it helps protect the internal metal parts of your expensive HE washer from further damage. WOW!! That’s a lot of great reasons for you to start using Clorox® Plus™ High Efficiency Bleach.

Watch the video of how to clean your washing machine here.