What should I do/use to remove soap film build-up in a top loading washing machine?
By David from Menomonee Falls, WI
By thunderbabe (Guest Post) 01/31/2005
Hi i use vinigar and baking soda works wonders
By Denise (Guest Post) 09/23/2007
CLR works great also with the soap scum, mineral build up and smelly washer smell.
By annette (Guest Post) 10/14/2007
Our front load washer started stinking and that smell started going into our towels I think it was the soap scum that caused the smell. My sister gave me some cleaner called "Purewasher" that she bought. It only took one tablespoon to remove the scum and fungus. And another tablespoon to get rid of the mildew smell from our towels.
A tub full of hot water and CLR works great too and takes out hard water deposits.
Use the powdered HE (stands for high efficiency) detergent for front loaders. Mine did the same thing until I switched. I use Tide.
The removal tips are great. I'd like to add as a prevention that you leave the top up/open after each load. I've been doing this for years and have never had a problem with soap scum.