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…
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.