How To Clean A Smelly Washing Machine With Vinegar And Baking Soda

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There may be a time where your clothes smell even after washing them. It may be because you might need to clean your washing machine. Vans World on YouTube shows how to clean a smelly washing machine with natural ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda. You may already have these supplies in your pantry and it’s a simple and easy process. It’s a healthier way to get rid of the stinky smell and having your clothes smelling fresh again. This cleaning routine will help maintain a smelling washing machine and remove the odors.



  • 4 cups cleaning vinegar
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • scrub brushes, toothbrush, Mr. Clean eraser


First, turn your washer to its hottest, largest, and longest setting. Add the cleaning vinegar and while the water is running, take some of the water and start rinsing some of the parts with the vinegar. When the washing machine tub is full, stop the cycle and let it sit for about an hour.

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Next, during that hour, use the toothbrush and other brush to scrub any dirty marks on the inside and outside of the washing machine. After, turn the cycle back on and put it as the same setting before, but half a cycle. Put a cup of baking soda at the bottom and let it run through its cycle. Continue to watch Vans World tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Overall, this is a natural and effective way that is economical. It’s a simple process and I learned something new. It is good to wash your machine because the build up from dirty clothes can cause bad smell over time. So, if you get the musty smell from your clothes, it might be time to clean your top load washing machine.

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