Front load washing machine care.
Using the correct amount of detergent will help prolong the washing machine appliance and will also keep it from smelling fowl. With the HE detergents out in the market today, you will only need to use 1 – 2 tablespoons of the detergent for each wash. Determining the correct amount for you will depend on the water hardness entering the machine. With hard water you would use more detergent.
Using the correct amount of detergent will help keep excess soap from building up inside the washing machine. This soap will deteriorate the machine and promote mold growth within the unit.
Washing your last load of laundry for the day with a hot wash, preferably whites, use hot water for the wash cycle. The hot water helps break down excess soap in the washing machine and flushes out when drained. Another usage for using a hot water wash cycle last helps break down the bacteria left from the previous washes.
When all clothes have been washed, it is recommended you leave the front door open for at least 2 hours to dry the door bellow (gasket). This helps prolong the door bellow and keeping it from mold and mildew.
Using a washing machine cleaner like Affresh once a month will help keep your washer clean.
Also, refer to your washer’s owner’s manual for recommended care and use.