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Soap Scum In Washing Machine

What should I do/use to remove soap film build-up in a top loading washing machine?

By David from Menomonee Falls, WI

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By thunderbabe (Guest Post)
January 31, 20051 found this helpful
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Hi i use vinigar and baking soda works wonders

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By Denise (Guest Post)
September 23, 20070 found this helpful
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CLR works great also with the soap scum, mineral build up and smelly washer smell.

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February 10, 20110 found this helpful
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Use the powdered HE (stands for high efficiency) detergent for front loaders. Mine did the same thing until I switched. I use Tide.

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By annette (Guest Post)
October 14, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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It only took one tablespoon to remove the scum and fungus. And another tablespoon to get rid of the mildew smell from our towels.

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January 12, 20100 found this helpful

A tub full of hot water and CLR works great too and takes out hard water deposits.

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February 10, 20111 found this helpful

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.

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June 29, 20170 found this helpful

I've tried all these methods and still was not satisfied, I could see the scum still down the middle of the agitator. Mine is a Fisher Parka and I was surprised how amazingly easy it was to pull the drum out. I removed all of 5 screws and I could pull the drum out easily. After 6 years mine was almost black on the outer tub.

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This explained the occasional black spots on whites. I put in the high pressure washer and blasted it all off. NOw I do that once a year and my clothes now never have any stains or spots from washing. if you cant do this yourself, get a rpair man around to do it for you. you wont regret it

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