how to clean your washing machine

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The Washer
Surprise! The washing machine itself needs an occasional cleaning, thanks to build-up of detergent, fabric softener, dirt and dead skin cells. (High-energy and front-loading machines are especially susceptible to mildew, according to The Laundress.) While commercial, washing-machine cleaners are available, Boorstein recommends regularly running a "rinse" load of hot water and bleach.