Owners of HE Front Load Washing Machines are generally familiar with the build up of musty odors over time. Wiping down the rubber door gasket and leaving the door open help to a degree by allowing water trapped in the washer to evaporate naturally. This helps to minimize the problem of odors but not completely eliminate them. If you use a HE Front Load Washer you're aware of how little water is actually used to both wash and rinse your clothes. That's one of the primary reasons owners are told to use less soap in each wash. Of course HE soap formulations are highly concentrated, but most of us continue to use too much soap. When the soap contaminated with the soil removed in the wash builds up on the internals of your machine it results in a foul musty odor. The ingredients in Clorox Washing Machine Cleaner are intended to rid the machine of the excess soap and soil build up. When used regularly (at least monthly) it really does help to minimize the problem. **Ingredients** Water, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Betaine, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate. This is a similar formulation to the one we used successfully in our Laundromat on a much more frequent basis. It combines powerful grease and soap cutting agents with conditioning agents that protect the machine from corrosion. **Closing Thoughts** We use Clorox Washing Machine Cleaner once or twice a month in addition to wiping down the door gaskets and leaving the door of our Bosch Washing Machine after each use. It keeps our machine smelling fresh.
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