Clean Your Washing Machine! (Clean My Space & Affresh)

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments


Since laundry is one picante, spicy,
extra-firey hot topic here, I’ve got another good piece of information for you
about your washing machine. I do get asked a lot about how to keep your washing
machine clean, and while this can be done any time of year, Spring is always a good
time to do it because, hey! Spring cleaning. Depending on which way you
swing, you may prefer to use a DIY solution, which we have a video on, or if
you find it easier to just use our products, I’ll show you how to do that as
well. First off, want to know why you need to
keep your machine clean? I thought you’d never ask. Basically, it helps to keep bad
odors away by removing excess residue, which means you’re gonna get a better
wash, with cleaner, and fresher-smelling clothing as a result. Who wouldn’t want
that? Now, if you do see that your clothes are dingy and come out smelling musty,
this a good sign that it is time to clean your machine. Many Internet, folklore, blog site, web
pages, say that bleach in the machine will clean it, and I will tell you right now it
won’t. Bleach actually can’t do much. It doesn’t clean, because it’s not a cleaner,
it’s chlorine. So it can deal with some bacteria, but the residue in your machine
does not stand a chance. Plus, I never like to use bleach because you never know
what garment it’s gonna stain when you least expect it. So, scratch bleach off
your list. So the idea here is, clean your machine
out regularly so that you can avoid that buildup in mustiness, as opposed to
employing the reactive, spazz out strategy, which usually involves pulling
out hair, late night Googling, pointing fingers, and detective work. It’s really
quite easy to avoid this and finish the task easily, and with next to no extra
effort. To demonstrate how easy this is done, I’m
gonna drop one tablet of affresh washer cleaner into my machine. This is a good
one, because it is safe to use with any washer: top mount or front load. Simply
place the tablet inside the tub of your washing machine, not your dispenser. Set
your empty machine to run a cycle with either the cleaner cycle or with the
hottest water possible, and then let your machine and the product do its thing. This
is surprisingly easy to do. Now, a few other quick tips on how to keep
your machine in great shape: Leave your machine door open at all times
when not in use. You guys know I talk about this one a lot. That way moisture
can dry as opposed to linger in an otherwise unventilated space, which is the
perfect dance floor for mold and mildew. Give your dispensers a good cleaning from
time to time. Some are removable and can be washed with a cloth, some white vinegar
and a cleaning toothbrush. You’d be surprised at how gunky these get. Consider
leaving that dispenser drawer open when you’re not using the machine to prevent
mildew and odors from forming as well. Make sure you’re using the right detergent
and the right amount of detergent. If you’ve got a high efficiency machine,
you’ve got to be using a high efficiency detergent, and you have to make sure
you’re using the correct amount. Because if you’re using too much detergent, you’re
gonna leave extra soapy residue behind in your machine. Wipe your washing machine drum, door, and
gasket, after each use. I know it’s an extra thing to do, but I committed to
doing this when I got my new machine last Spring, and it has looked and smelled
perfect ever since. I hope you guys found this video helpful,
and I hope that you make some sort of machine cleaning routine, so that you can
get your machine smelling, well, like nothing and looking beautiful. The folks
at affresh and I teamed up to teach you how to take the best possible care of your
machine, so a special thanks to them. There’s a button down there that lets me
know you care, so click it if you liked this video, and click this button right
here to subscribe and begin your journey to a cleaner life. Thanks so much for
watching, and we’ll see you next time.

100 Comments

Lasheena Jackson

May 5, 2016, 9:34 pm Reply

Do the Affresh tablets clean lint as well, if not how do I clean lint out my washing machine ?

Afzal Ansari

May 5, 2016, 2:56 pm Reply

Aah you over acting killed me LOL !!

Go Away

Jun 6, 2016, 5:06 am Reply

You are annoying

Judit K. Juhasz

Jun 6, 2016, 5:18 am Reply

Actually, you are wrong about bleach. Until I used more Clorox to wash my clothes, I never had mildew, mold problem. Since I use much less Clorox, and more Oxyclean, I have mildew and mold developing around the front door and dispenser. Soooo, yes bleach works, very well.

Issella Morgan

Jul 7, 2016, 4:17 pm Reply

Omg just get to the point…

DEM BOYZ

Aug 8, 2016, 11:52 pm Reply

Thank you

Kailey Alisha

Aug 8, 2016, 5:04 pm Reply

Help Melissa! I have 2 washer dryer sets at my work place (I'm a rental cleaner) that are disgusting! The washing machines are at least 10 + years old, have never been cleaned and are used very regularly for washing very dirty, often greasy clothes. There is a lot of build up of nastiness and the laundry that I do for the rentals almost always comes out of the wash with more stains than it went in with. Is there anything that I can use to clean the build up of grease and dirt, so that the linens for my rentals come out clean after every wash?

Jane Roebuck

Aug 8, 2016, 1:50 pm Reply

How do you clean a washer/dryer machine,it is built into the kitchen(apartment) small space. No outlet st front to remove any fluff(lint!) it is supposed to be self cleaning. Am getting a slight musty smell. I have run a hot wash to help clean. Any ideas?

Erin Johnson

Aug 8, 2016, 10:27 am Reply

I can't use afresh. I am highly sensitive to scents. I haven't checked in a few years …maybe they have a scent free version now? Got any DIY "afresh" cleaners?

Jennifer Whitt

Sep 9, 2016, 8:37 am Reply

What about baking soda? Does it work?

chen da

Oct 10, 2016, 5:32 pm Reply

where can we purchase that laundry tablet and what was the name of it again ? thank you

Azad Kalam

Oct 10, 2016, 5:17 am Reply

what to do too much dust after washing clothes in washing machine
please let me know
thanks

才興

Nov 11, 2016, 2:09 pm Reply

Very helpful! Despite it's really lots of troublesome stuff to deal with. Start to feel sympathetic for women. I owe my mom an apology when I said that she had done nothing at home.

wt3 ipop

Nov 11, 2016, 2:11 am Reply

Yeah, I did with Vinegar but the wife tell me sleep on the sofa couple months later I found out a solution by clean it with a steam and she gave me bj. lol.

bill moberly

Jan 1, 2017, 3:42 pm Reply

I thought was doing the runway after watching your video now I'm doing the right way on cleaning my moms wash machine thank you

Gabriel Ferreira

Jan 1, 2017, 6:40 am Reply

Great video, but as far the comments you had about bleach I have to disagree.

My washer for example has a clean washer cycle that says specifically bleach only. I agree that products like Afresh, etc, are great cleaners, but we're talking about multi million dollar companies spending millions on research and development.

Now granted I will take into consideration that the bleach in the cycle is meant to disinfect the drum and prevent the accumulation of mold and mildew.

However, the washer itself says bleach only, therefore there must some sort of cleaning properties to bleach, given that only other chemical in the cycle is water itself.

Just a thought

Shelby Snellen

Jan 1, 2017, 10:50 pm Reply

can you also clean the outside of them

Vilma Bock

Jan 1, 2017, 2:16 pm Reply

💮🐦💮

Nilanjana Shukla

Jan 1, 2017, 11:54 am Reply

thanks a lot

Jess H

Feb 2, 2017, 11:50 pm Reply

I did everything you said although i just used a different cleaner and my washer still smells! what do i do?

Qwert

Feb 2, 2017, 3:49 pm Reply

strarts at 1:43

sunshinegirl1967

Mar 3, 2017, 3:22 am Reply

I just watched a video by a repair guy who said the problem IS liquid detergent. He uses and recommends only dry detergent because it breaks down differently.

Sebu

Apr 4, 2017, 1:11 pm Reply

Can't be bothered wiping a machine 365 days a year

85MJfan

Apr 4, 2017, 10:01 am Reply

Does this kill mold that might be under the tub in a top load washer?

yogitunes

Apr 4, 2017, 1:29 am Reply

imagine that!…..clean a machine that cleans your clothes, sounds counter productive to me……what next?….leave the door to my dishwasher wide open to avoid mold/mildew……guess what brainiac?….just like your dishwasher never needs cleaning or a clean machine cycle…..wash in hot or warm water for each load, a good detergent, and bleach on occasion for white loads…….I have always done this, never had to clean my machine, or had any issues with mold or odors…..then again, I know what the hell I am doing….I don't get washing every load in cold water only, well, seems like you would save energy, and then you still have to run HOT water cycles to clean your machine, if cold isn't keeping your machine clean, how is it cleaning your clothes?……who do you think is saving more money on energy?……running an empty cycle with hot water…..I rather use the hot water to wash my clothes, and keep my machine clean at the same time…….plus my 16 year old Neptune has not experienced bearing or seal failure, can any anyone else say that?….

Anita Beliovsky

May 5, 2017, 11:35 pm Reply

these machines are not a good investment keeping the door open is not something i ever wanted to do when i bought these.. thanks for the vid.

roba alfaham

Jun 6, 2017, 2:50 pm Reply

Omg we know we want to clean it that's why we are here. Skip half way. Your welcome

Leigh Howard

Jun 6, 2017, 8:45 pm Reply

Where did you get your washer and dryer if you don't mind me asking? thanks a bunch.. I love your videos and this isn't the first one I have seen and also I follow another one that you mentioned in one of your other videos.

İ Blmym

Jul 7, 2017, 10:16 pm Reply

do you know i love you so much you are so clean intelligent and teaching useful tricks .but there is another reason for my love. you have never wearing extremely sexy clothes and showing of your body or showing of your home. you just doing your job correctly.i respect you 😇😇👍👍

Kspeg

Jul 7, 2017, 3:37 pm Reply

Awesome video. My washer really needs to stop smelling like crap. Didn't even know there was such an easy way to clean it.

namrata pradhan

Jul 7, 2017, 5:48 am Reply

we don't get aafresh cleaner ! what to use instead of it?

PandoriCraft

Jul 7, 2017, 6:35 pm Reply

I was told to use a dishwasher tablet in the tub and run on a hot cycle. is this true? or do I need a specific washer tablet?

Mari Cooke

Aug 8, 2017, 5:21 am Reply

So, what do you do if the rubber gasket is already gross? How to get the mildew stuff off?

Glen Joseph

Aug 8, 2017, 11:27 am Reply

If the W/M Cleaner is powdered or liquid, it can be put in the Dispenser because tablets cannot be break down even if the water pressure in the dispenser is at the max.
Another tip is that in front loading machines there is a filter which is recomended to be cleaned every 2-3 months, 5-6 years or if an error code appear while the water is being drained or when there is still water in the drum.
If you put too much detergent, sometimes it can come to the dispenser and actually leak out from there.

Tewdy Quew

Aug 8, 2017, 10:52 pm Reply

Leaving the washer door open to vent…won't the cat want to jump in (and get accidently shut in ????

toby Golding

Sep 9, 2017, 12:41 am Reply

it's just utube man why you acting and reading like your doing a commercial or in the movies ? just be yourself talk like a normal human being please

toby Golding

Sep 9, 2017, 12:43 am Reply

How about you buy that product we will use cow brand & vinegar !! we don't wanna spend money girl or we would watch TV commercials

Kelly Williamson

Nov 11, 2017, 5:31 pm Reply

Can you please research and do a video on the mold issue / old lawsuit with Front Loaders Washers. I am about to drop big bucks on a New HE W/D and shred away from front loaders.

DCUPtoejuice

Nov 11, 2017, 4:02 pm Reply

manufacturers need to put a small fan to air out the dispensor. Everyone gets mold in there.

88888888anonymous

Dec 12, 2017, 6:37 am Reply

Do all Americans have industrial sized washing machines lol the damn thing is almost bigger than her.

goran barznje

Dec 12, 2017, 11:00 am Reply

Anyone tell me why all the videos using two laundry machine at home?

Mike Sarantakos

Dec 12, 2017, 9:13 pm Reply

Where did you film this?

Chris D

Dec 12, 2017, 2:31 am Reply

I have allergies to fragrances and the smell from the Affresh makes me sick. Is there a different way to clean out a HE washing machine?

Mahfuja Happy

Dec 12, 2017, 8:19 am Reply

Can't we make a DIY for cleaning the washing machine?

Jason36 M

Jan 1, 2018, 9:00 pm Reply

Is affresh good for dog hair

Compassion 21

Jan 1, 2018, 10:17 pm Reply

How do i get rust out of my washer?

ScantPear809896

Feb 2, 2018, 2:04 am Reply

Clean your washer by buying a top load washer

ScantPear809896

Feb 2, 2018, 2:07 am Reply

I use bleach and it works well

Rusty123

Mar 3, 2018, 11:55 pm Reply

How to wash blankets ?

Marg Van Sebille

Mar 3, 2018, 11:22 pm Reply

This video does not help at all

Marg Van Sebille

Mar 3, 2018, 11:23 pm Reply

So many dumb questions

LivinThaDream

Apr 4, 2018, 3:01 am Reply

Thank you for making this – wish I knew this before

xXxXxCGPBxXxXx

Apr 4, 2018, 1:56 am Reply

I have absolutely nothing good to say specifically about LG’s Front Load Washer. Prior to this I had one of the first Kenmore front loading machines bought in 2000 and it worked beautifully so when I went to replace it after 16 years of giving me no trouble I didn’t hesitate about getting another front loader. I HATE THIS LG!!! the clothes smell like swamp water and did from the first load I did … there was no time for Mold to build up … I’ve come to realize that they do not use adequate water to begin with and then shortly thereafter you have the mold to deal with. I can’t use liquid fabric softener anymore and I loved it for sweaters, I run every load with a cup of vinegar plus now I have to wash and dry the freaking machine and it still smells like sh** … I’m really really unhappy with this. I’ve used the Tablets and it half ass fixes for that load and that load only. Oh and the clothes are not only gross smelling but they’re not clean! If someone knows of a sure solution / brand I will dump this brand new duo in favour! ShameOnLG ….they reimbursed their US customers and I believe dumped the stock on Canadians!!! Oh and the dryer … another garbage product … no matter what you set it for and my loads are small, the dryer cuts out and things are never dry!!! Just a complete piece of garbage!!! #LGSUCKS 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

O01dude 45

May 5, 2018, 7:19 pm Reply

I have a Samsung WF45K6500/AW front load washer and Samsung says that you aren't suppossed to put in a machine cleaner at all. It can be an eco friendly cleaner.

jcholland

May 5, 2018, 6:31 pm Reply

OCB?

Michael Darpino

May 5, 2018, 11:20 pm Reply

Very winded….my God, please get to the point! Are you trying to make it on tv!????

mike black

Jun 6, 2018, 12:58 pm Reply

Just get to the point, blah blah blah

BJ BJB

Jun 6, 2018, 7:24 pm Reply

I like the way she wiggles when she talks!

I.Gibran Tennessee

Jul 7, 2018, 1:36 am Reply

😘

Nguyen Trung kênh học tập giải trí

Jul 7, 2018, 11:01 pm Reply

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C91Q86I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CUOrBbKHMHSSW

YaYa

Jul 7, 2018, 4:48 am Reply

Great tips! Thank you.

PJ Celeste

Aug 8, 2018, 3:36 pm Reply

Besides your humor and animation, I love that you provide the science behind your cleaning tips, it makes it worth watching the longer than most videos👍🏻

Chia Lee

Aug 8, 2018, 1:00 am Reply

God damn I'm a guy and I was just looking up a simple tub cleaning video. I got stuck watching a large amount of your videos!! Super great content but more importantly you're freaking hot!!! Haha you're husband is one lucky guy

TheRouteShow

Aug 8, 2018, 4:41 pm Reply

She is hot af

Hafeez ur Rehman

Aug 8, 2018, 6:02 pm Reply

Hi, Do you Know you were so sexy 3 year ago

Kirk Kramer

Sep 9, 2018, 4:02 am Reply

You portray the ideal woman. Smart and clean !

Suren Astvatsaturian

Oct 10, 2018, 9:23 pm Reply

oh my god you fk funny!!! chlorine doesn't clean bacteria its not a cleaner thats how you think we are stupid and brainwash us to buy your crap

Teia Hackley

Oct 10, 2018, 2:09 am Reply

Who here has a washing machine that is not in use every day in order to leave the door or dispenser open?!😂😂😂😂

Randy F

Nov 11, 2018, 9:10 pm Reply

why worry….those machines are new….. try some info for 20 year old systems

Htiduj E

Nov 11, 2018, 12:39 am Reply

Chat too damn much!!!

WildOne KY

Nov 11, 2018, 9:27 pm Reply

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Grace 4 All

Nov 11, 2018, 11:37 pm Reply

Get to the point

Gina Gayo

Dec 12, 2018, 3:06 pm Reply

my laundry is torned esp the one with cotton fabric, i mean after i wash, my clothes has a small holes in it.. in short it is torned up
what do you think is the caused?

Tiffanyy Held

Jan 1, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

Melissa!

I emailed you my before and afters and oh. my. goodness!!!!

Thanks for your tips and inspiration!

xoxXOXO l

Jan 1, 2019, 10:35 am Reply

just get a top loader

Kewlzter TC

Feb 2, 2019, 9:17 pm Reply

A dishwasher tablet or two, works just as well.

Christine Angel Harris-James

Feb 2, 2019, 4:56 pm Reply

I have mildew inside the area where the dispenser is inserted. Can you suggest how to clean please? Toothbrush is not working x

Colleen Nykoluk

Feb 2, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

Thankyou verry help full what is 5he top best Landry detergents i have tryed about all of them but whats your opinion

Raj Brar

Mar 3, 2019, 1:04 am Reply

Nice 👍 video. I am going to use all this information ℹ️ and make it a routine.👍👌😀

jake barnier

Mar 3, 2019, 5:02 pm Reply

What if my machine has an "affresh" mode?

DigitalYojimbo

Apr 4, 2019, 2:01 pm Reply

Affresh is basically oxyclean. Look up the sds on it

Ron Erickson

Apr 4, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

Hello, as a quick tip you can take an Affresh tablet and break it into smaller pieces with a pliers or hammer wear safety glasses and take them pieces and put them down all drains in the residence and put some little pieces in your toilets to get them all very fresh and make your house feel fresh and clean. God bless you all, from Ron

Christopher Nemeth

May 5, 2019, 12:30 am Reply

Amazing to think her great grandmother used a wooden washbucket and a clothesline with clothespins.

Hets Girl

Jun 6, 2019, 9:02 am Reply

Why have I never seen this video or laundry room before?

James Valenzuela

Jun 6, 2019, 2:19 am Reply

CAUTION: IRRITANT MAY IRRITATE EYES.MAY IRRITATE SKIN.DO NOT GET IN EYES.DO NOT GET ON SKIN OR CLOTHING. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN……..(grabs with bare hands) 🤣🤣

Dina Jawishian

Jul 7, 2019, 10:06 am Reply

What about baking soda? Does it work?

SEXY SHE WOLF

Jul 7, 2019, 6:25 pm Reply

This is why I don't wash my 30 year old teddy in a washing machine because that's what happens iv never washed mine and iv had mine for 8 years

AppleAnimoto – Haus des smartphones

Jul 7, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz

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Designed to penetrate, dissolve and remove odor-causing residue that can occur in all washing machines
Specially formulated tablet dissolves slowly, lasting throughout the entire wash cycle and breaking up residue better than bleach
Safe to use with Front Load Washing Machines and Top Load Washing Machines – High Efficiency (HE) and Conventional Washers
Use once a month to keep your machine fresher and clean, Product has a shelf life of 2 years from the production date that is printed on the item. Septic tank safe.
Note: The date on the item is production date not expiry date.

Cat Mahome

Aug 8, 2019, 5:01 pm Reply

You may already know . This company is using YOUR IMAGE from this video for their ad! It is NOT affresh. Yes, I fell for the click bait… https://buyfinallyfresh.com/cleaner/washer-super.php?super=7asitg76tg8i34tg8wtghuwygtgt8e4g&affId=0B6A11EA&c1=us&c2=smart&img=sitg48giw84tgtwserg5&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-tWemI_i4wIVzWwBCh3UAw13EAEYASAAEgLi4PD_BwE

Eddie.Gonz

Aug 8, 2019, 1:01 am Reply

Played this at 1.5X speed. Much better. I could've probably gone to 1.75X

Jaidon Ws

Aug 8, 2019, 12:59 pm Reply

I don’t know if you are aware, but the brand FinallyFresh uses screenshots from this specific video to promote their product even though it is not the same brand at all. Just an FYI.

Mario Reviews

Aug 8, 2019, 9:02 pm Reply

I mostly use Oxiclean washing machine cleaner to clean my washer because it's cheaper and it's way more effective. Affresh is an ok product, Tide washing machine cleaner has an overwhelming smell so I don't recommend Tide washing machine cleaner in my opinion. I'd go for Oxiclean washing machine cleaner or affresh better.

B G

Aug 8, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

Uhm if you have small children, don't leave your front loader doors open. Duh

Chantal Couturier

Sep 9, 2019, 12:21 pm Reply

What about gunk on the cylinder ?
I tried cleaning it with another type of tab and cold water as it said on the label. I wonder of afresh will clean the cylinder on a top load unit .. Please Melissa, your comments are desperately needed. This washer is a year old and I tried cleaning it regularly and keeping the door opened, but I guess I did something wrong along the way.

okmama

Sep 9, 2019, 6:19 am Reply

We bought a home and the old owners left the high efficiency washer and dryer. Under the gasket of the washing machine is a disgusting combo of mold and other scary stuff I cringe just thinking about. What is the best way to DEEP CLEAN that mess getting it really clean like new, so I can begin to just do maintenance on it. Thank you.

Sarahi Govea

Sep 9, 2019, 9:17 pm Reply

What would we ever do without you! Thank you! Keep making videos

Pun Jab I

Sep 9, 2019, 3:14 am Reply

Leave the doors open once you are done washing!

amama aslam

Sep 9, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

My machine had build mould in gasket .. i realise when its too late.. i washed with afresh, dried after n now i kept a dried piece of towel in gasket afterward, it really worked. Stop smelling bad and spreading.. but problem is it still there in to spread whenever it get moist environment…
Tell me what to do???

Kitty Sweets

Oct 10, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

afresh isthe name off the tablet you're selling. OMG !! GET TO THE POINT . !! lol this isn't entertainment or shark tank.

Rebecca Solís

Nov 11, 2019, 4:32 pm Reply

Dont forget to clean the filter also!! My washer stopped working because the filter was clogged. I have a samsung front loader and the filter is on the bottom front. It gets very nasty, especially if you have pet laundry! I cleaned mine and washer worked perfect after. It only took 5 minutes to clean.

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