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Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner

Sure, your washer cleans your clothes, but what’s cleaning your washer? Enter Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner.

  • Freshens and deodorizes as it cleans
  • Works in HE or regular machines

How To Use Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner

  1. Follow Your HE washer maintenance cycle if applicable.
  2. Select The hot water setting and extra rinse option if your washer isn't an HE.
  3. Fill The machine bleach dispenser to the maximum level with Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner.
  4. Allow The washer to run a complete cycle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Used as directed, Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner shouldn’t pose hazards to your pets, children or pregnant women. In general, it's a good idea to remove pets and children from an area when cleaning it and to follow label precautionary instructions. When out of use, as with many household cleaners, you should keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Yes. When used as directed, Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner is safe to use in septic systems. The bleach breaks down rapidly to mostly salt and water.

Washing machines collect a lot of dirt and soil during the laundry load. Most of this dirt and soil is washed away with the water in each load, but gradually over time a buildup of dirt can occur. Often times you become aware of this dirt and soil buildup because of an unpleasant odor in your machine. Using Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner monthly actually helps freshen your machine so that you have a clean base for doing laundry.
Most high efficiency machines actually have a "Maintenance Cycle" to encourage you to clean your machine, but the same dirt can build up in a traditional top-loading machine. If your machine does not contain a "Maintenance Cycle", you can run a cycle manually. See below for more information.

Most manufacturers recommend you perform this periodic maintenance cycle at least once per month, if not on a weekly basis.

This product delivers the same great cleaning power as the original Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner, now in a new package.

Check the Coupons page to see if there are coupons available for Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner. And sign up for the Clorox® newsletter to find out about new coupons via e-mail.

You can find stores near you that sell Clorox® Washing Machine Cleaner on our Where to Buy page. It's a good idea to call the store before going, to make sure they have it in stock. If you have any trouble finding it at a nearby store, you can also buy it online.

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Reviews from real customers

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I love this product for my washing machine because i have two guys that work in construction and in the restaurant business. They leave the machine dirty and greasy. The product thoroughly cleans and ready for use afterwards and doesn't leave residue on other clothes and towels. The hard part is finding someone who carries the product.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washer cleaner This works well with my loadtop washer and kills all odors that come up and makes the washer fresh and clean.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Absolute BEST for Cleaning Washer I first saw Clorox Washing Machine Cleaner on the store shelf when I moved to St. Augustine, FL in Dec. 2014. I had never used a Washing Machine Cleaner before. It cleaned my washing machine so well, and it smelled pleasant. When I went to purchase more, it was not on the shelf. After searching numerous chain stores for it, I was forced to buy other brands since. I think I've tried every brand available, but NONE of them worked as well as the Clorox brand. So, I went online, and found the stores where it was available. Thank you for making this product. No other product can compare to it. I use many other "Clorox" products, because I find it to be the BEST on the market for all my cleaning/disinfecting jobs.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smell that? Neither do I! I had no idea that everyone who has a HE washer has the stink problem. It was the only thing I hated about the washer. Using this product really helps. It won't be totally gone with just one use, but I can definitely tell a difference right away. Thank you for helping to rid my laundry room of that stale/mold water smell!
Date published: 2012-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one out there! This is by far the best washing machine cleaner out there! I have tried many others, but nothing compares to this product. With athletic children, we do loads of laundry every day so I have to stay on top of the buildup in my washer. I only wish more stores carried this product.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I truly think that cleaning your washing machine is a must if you have to do laundry a lot. Especially if you live with men/boys. Keeping your washing machine clean will have your clothes smelling and feeling fresh! I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for HE washers I purchased a high efficiency washer about a year ago. The manufacturer recommends using a cleaner once a month to make sure no mold and mildew are building up in the water lines. Clorox makes such a product and I have had great success in using it with my machine. The little "floaties" are removed and my water lines stay nice and clean! We only wash a few loads a week as retirees, so I use it less often, but I am sure a family with lots of heavy laundry from sports and outdoor activities would be pleased with the advantage of a VERY clean machine.
Date published: 2012-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clorox is a blessing in disguise. Nothing is close to Clorox. I use it fault to keep everyone in the E.R. safe from illness.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this product has great features this product wok better than anyother wahing cleaner out there plus at leastyou know that its disenfted
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable product I have an 8 year old front loading washing machine that had visible mold and smelled horrible. Years of using Tide and Affresh tablets did no good. I was almost ready to replace it even though it works great. Today I tried Clorox Washing Machine Cleaner for the first time. YAYYYYY!! My washing machine smells fresh and clean, like new, and the visible mold is gone. Thank you for a fantastic product.
Date published: 2019-09-11
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