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Product Help | Whirlpool

Keeping a Front Load Washer Fresh

How to Keep your  Whirlpool Front Load Washer Fresh

Do you leave the door open after each use?

The washer has a tight seal to avoid water leaks. To avoid odors, leave the door open to allow the machine to dry between uses.

Unload washer as soon as the cycle is complete.

Leaving a load in the washer will increase moisture and allow odors and mildew to start.

Additional Tips

  • Use warm or hot water in your washing machine unless the fabric you are washing requires cold water.
  • If your laundry room is damp, use a dehumidifier.
  • Always use HE High-Efficiency detergent to avoid detergent buildup inside the machine. CLICK HERE for more information on using HE detergent.
  • Make sure you are using the correct amount of fabric softener. See your Owner's Manual for details.

Clean washer with affresh®

Use the Clean Washer cycle with affresh® washer cleaner once a month to keep the interior of your washer fresh. 

CLICK HERE for more information on using the Clean Washer cycle

affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.

Affresh cleaning tablets for washer

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.