The battle of the build-up

Dear Home-Ec 101,

Ok, so I’ve noticed that I continue to get a build up of either laundry soap or fabric softener on inside top of my washer, the actual drum thing..I don’t know what its called. How do I keep that to a minimum… It seems like I need to wipe it down every load…
HELP!

Battling build-up

WinkIvy says:

The most likely cause of this is using too much detergent. You only need to fill it up to the first line, which can be hard to see. I like Meredith’s idea of using a sharpie to show where the first line is. Same with the fabric softener, but I suggest using one of those Downy fabric softener balls, it may not actually help, but I feel like they keep fabric softener from getting everywhere. Here’s an interesting link about how they work. Neat stuff. I hope this helps- if it doesn’t, let me know and we’ll revisit this question.



2 Comments

  1. Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on August 8, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    http://www.recipezaar.com/63666

    The above directions (ie “recipe”)on recipezaar.com are wonderful for cleaning out your washer. It really does clean out that old build up!



  2. Holly on August 7, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Whoa, maybe that is the cause, I tend to load up on the laundry detergent. I’ll scale back and see what happens. Thanks again!