If your washing machine, fridge, dishwasher or your dryer is stinky, we have listed some of the niftiest hacks when it comes to cleaning appliances to make them look, feel and smell like new again.

  1. Dishwashers

If your dishwasher is stinking badly, most likely some old food has been clogging the culprit which renders your dishwasher stinky. Most of the modern models come with a detachable filter in the bottom of the tub. Just turn it a bit and it should easily be detachable. Soak it in some lukewarm and soapy water and rinse it properly. If that doesn’t rectify the issue, then sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the tub and run a normal cycle.

  1. Front load washing machine

Nothing breaks your heart like your workout clothes being stinky when you have washed them after running for 5K miles. But, as a matter of fact, the front load washing machines sometimes take the burden of stinking where the odor tends to attach itself to your clothes. The efficiency of the washer is the lead root cause of the stink in the front load washing machines.

Front load washing machines tend to use less water than its top loading counterpart and you should always use highly efficient detergents. If you are using a wrong one, there will be some soap residue that never rinses off the drum installed inside the washer. This makes it a source and a breeding ground for mold and mildew. To exacerbate this matter, the rubber gasket on the door also accumulates dirt and soap. Fight this stench with the best cleaners, namely vinegar and baking soda. Pop a quarter of baking soda and quarter into the detergent container and then add two cups of vinegar into a drum and run a cycle.

Never forget to keep the door of the laveuse open for a bit when it is not in use. The gist is to not let the dampness settle in.

  1. Dryers

Not all dryer sheets have the power to keep your clothes smelling fresh when your dryer is stinky. The root cause of this is the damp lint clogged in the dryer’s vent. In order to fix this issue, remove your vent and vacuum out the lint or the clogged debris. Larger loads are another reason for stinky dryers.

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