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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 4 out of 5 by from Works well. Works fine lasts a long time. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2012-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ruined my clothes I used this product to clean my washer. I used the amount indicated on the directions and then I ran 4 different loads of just water through the wash. I figured I was safe by then. I put in a load of clothes and they came out of the wash completely ruined. It was at least $300 worth of clothes that were ruined. I will never buy this product again and haven't and won't recommend this to anyone!
Date published: 2013-05-30
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