If your clothes start getting dull and gray, especially if you live in an area with hard water, your washer may need cleaning. Experts recommend that a washer be cleaned every six months, and every three months if you have hard water.
So, how do you clean a washer? Glad you asked!
Fill the washer with hot water and add a quart of liquid chlorine bleach. Run the washer through the longest wash cycle. When it's entirely through the cycle and still wet, immediately add a quart of white vinegar and run it through the cycle again.
This should clean all of the mineral deposits and soap scum from the washer, hoses and spin basket.
If you are in a big hurry, you can skip the bleach and go right to the vinegar, but this won't get your washer as clean.
So, there you go - how to clean your washer and make a big difference in the appearance of your freshly-washed clothes!