I admit. I was drawn to the sleek and sexy look of the front-loading washing machines when they first came out. I always wanted one. Also, ergonomically, it made more sense for my back not to bend down to get the clothes from the laundry basket on the floor and pick them up to load the top loader repeatedly. Then, the whole eco-friendly reasons for owning one started to make me want it even more. “You mean, I can save on electricity and water bill while a sleek and sexy washing machine clean my clothes?” Sold! So when my top loader went kaput after so many years, I ran to buy a pair of sleek front-loading washer/dryer. But soon after, my fantasy of having clothes washed and dried by the energy efficient, hardworking, and sexy machine became nightmarish, out of control stinky beast that made my family sick. After an exhaustive detective work and research, I found out how to clean and maintain a smelly front loading washing machine.
My clothes started to smell like mold and mildew after the wash. Towels and my husband’s favorite soft worn out t-shirts started to smell like mold after I washed them. And my family is allergic to mold! I thought the smell was due to my son’s athletic socks. My husband thought I didn’t use soap. He even brought home flowery smelling fabric softeners, thinking, not using strong enough fragrant detergents and fabric softeners were the problem. I admit, I rarely used fabric softeners because it’s loaded with unnecessary toxic chemicals and fragrance. I was so sensitive to strong odor and my kids had very sensitive skin so I don’t use them. But I didn’t think to skip the fabric softener was the cause of bad odor. I knew I did everything that the manual said – I used High Efficiency (HE) detergent and I didn’t overload the washing machine so I was perplexed as to why newly washed clothes smelled so bad.
Please Head On Over To Next Page Or Open button and don’t forget to SHARE with your Facebook friends