How To Clean Maytag Washer

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/16/22 •  3 min read

How To Clean Maytag Washer

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Here is a basic guide on how to clean your Maytag washer. The steps outlined here are generally applicable to most other brands of front-loading washers.

You should make sure that you are using hot water and a mild soap or detergent. In some cases, bleach can cause damage to the interior of your machine, so it is important that you test it on an inconspicuous area first.

How to Clean Maytag Washer

Step 1: Wipe down all of the parts with a clean cloth or sponge to remove any excess soap residue.

Step 2: Wash the tub in hot water with either baking soda or white vinegar and a mild dishwashing liquid.

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Make sure that you scrub all of the nooks and crannies well and pay particular attention to the gasket where it meets the drain plate.

Step 3: Run warm water through your machine to loosen any built-up dirt and grime in the interior of your machine.

Make sure that all areas are rinsed out completely, including behind the door and under all of the cycles.

Step 4: Empty your machine and thoroughly rinse it out with a bucket of hot water.

Step 5: Remove the door panel and wash the interior with a damp cloth or sponge. Make sure that you clean around all of the nooks and crannies, including the control panel, and underneath all of the cycles.

You should also remove any excess water from around the drain plate and gasket where it meets the tub to prevent corrosion.

Step 6: Run warm water through your machine to loosen any built-up dirt and grime in the interior of your machine.

Make sure that all areas are rinsed out completely, including behind the door and under all of the cycles.

If you have any stubborn stains or marks, use an enzymatic cleaner such as Krazy Glue or Goo Gone on a damp cloth to get rid of them. You can also use alcohol on these stubborn stains if you do not have any of these other cleaners at hand.

Be careful not to use bleach on stains because it can corrode your washer’s tub walls over time!

Step 7: If you do not have any mild detergent, use a powdered bleach product to clean your machine.

Make sure that you use only the appropriate amount of bleach and that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean your machine.

Step 8: Put all of the parts back together in the reverse order that you took them apart.

Step 9: Test your machine for leaks by running water through it for several minutes before washing a load of clothes.

When washing a load of clothes, be sure to run hot water through the tub to prevent overloading and damage to your washer’s motor.

You should also ensure that you are using high-quality detergent and hot water by using a temperature test or a thermometer on the washer before starting your wash cycle.

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Max Anthony

Mainly Max Anthony is an athletics tutor & lives in Texas but that's not it. He's is also a music producer, content creator, record producer, writer, and session musician. He has been producing music and engineering at a lower level for over 5 years. His passions include quality music gear and that's what he loves to write about on HifiBeast. ( Shoot him an email now )

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