Thursday, June 30, 2016

How to Clean Your Top Load Washing Machine

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We have all the tricks on How to Clean Your Top Load Washing Machine and get rid of that funky smell and make it clean as new.  With tips for maintaining your washer and dryer and extending the life of your machines, this is a must read! 

With hints to make your washer and dryer last a long time we are so excited to be partnering with Lowe’s on this project.

It has been amazing sharing our recipes and our travel with you.  We are thrilled to take you along on our home projects too!  The awesome $350 giveaway details will follow the article.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.  AND THE WINNER IS.... RUSTY (SARAH) HOLMGREN

We moved into our home about 10 years ago and bought it with all appliances included.  They were 6 years old at the time and kind of mismatched but they all worked.  So we decided we had better figure out how to take care of them to make them last.

After some research and trial and error Chad came up with a great routine for maintaining the washer and dryer.  But then life got hectic, and as it goes we stopped the routine until one day early this fall.  Let me step back a few months.  We had a jet setting crazy summer.  We would be home long enough to do our laundry and pack for our next trip.

By the end of summer when things settled down we were noticing our towels and clothes smelled odd.  Kind of funky, you know what I mean?  I couldn’t put my finger on it so Chad started using more detergent, washing in a hot cycle and hoping that would help.  It didn’t.

Then we remembered it had been a while (who knows how long) since we did our maintenance routine.  So Chad gave it a shot and I have to tell you, after battling with funky smelling laundry the relief you feel to grab a towel and bury your nose in it to enjoy the freshness is such a gift.

So, I am sure you are asking what how did he do it?  Yes he!  Chad does the laundry.  I know.  Lucky girl  {{{gush}}}.   It’s easy and keep reading for tips on maintaining your dryer.  Maybe yours will last 16 years too.

To clean your top load washer you will need:
•    scrub brush
•    cleaning cloth
•    cotton swabs
•    4 cups (1 quart) regular bleach
•    4½ cups (1 quart +  ½ cup) white vinegar

I am sure it goes without saying, but you want to remove all clothes from the washer before cleaning it.

Start by cleaning your washer’s exterior.  Mix 1 cup of hot water and ½ cup vinegar.  Using a clean cloth dampen in vinegar solution and wipe down all surfaces with cloth.  Put some weight into it.  Use a little elbow grease to really clean the knobs well.



Open the top and wipe down the inside of the lid.  Sometimes dirt and soap splash the lid leaving a build up of grime.  Use cotton swabs to get in the crevices.  Remove any bleach or fabric softener dispensers (when possible) and scrub the dispenser with your scrub brush dipped in the vinegar solution.  Use your scrub brush to clean the agitator and take a peek at the top of the wash bin.  Use a cloth to clean this area.



Set your washer to the hottest setting, the largest load and the longest wash and spin cycle.  Let the washer fill with hot water and add 4 cups bleach.  Allow the washer to agitate for 2 minutes and then turn the washer off and let it sit for 1 hour.  Head out to the kitchen and try 2 of our 30 minute meals, I mean you have an hour to kill.  After an hour turn the washer back on and let it finish the cycle.

After the first cycle has finished turn the washer back on and fill with hot water once again.  Add 4 cups vinegar.  Allow the washer to agitate for 2 minutes and then turn the washer off and let it sit for 1 hour.  Go watch a couple DVR’d episodes of your favorite show.  Duck Dynasty and Walking Dead are my personal fav’s.  No point in hanging around the laundry room.  After an hour turn the washer back on and let it finish the cycle.


You now have a clean as new washing machine, ready to be put to the test!  We cleaned out our laundry room while we were cleaning our machines.  Do you know how many things we had in there that we haven’t used in 5 years???  A whole box full!  Not to mention the farm of dust bunnies behind those unused product.  ACK!

Additional tips for maintaining your washer and extending the life of your machine:
•    The cleaning routine should be repeated monthly for best results.  Repeat routine at least every 3 months to prevent build up.
•    If you live in a hard water area you will want to perform this routine monthly.  Hard water and lime can build up in your machine and your lines causing things to run inefficiently.
•    It is recommended that you replace your washer hose every 3-5 years.  This is something you want to put on your calendar (or on a note in your laundry room) I have had to clean up the mess from a busted washer hose before, it’s not fun.
•    Do not overload your machine it causes the machine to run inefficiently and puts strain on the motor.
•    Shake your clothes out before placing in the washer.
•    Make sure your machine is level; the vibration can cause “walking” of the machine which can damage the floor and objects around it.  Additionally it can cause additional strain on the machine.
•    Leave the lid open.  It will allow the drum to dry completely and prevent mold and mildew odors from developing.
•    Be sure to turn off the water when you leave on vacation.  Hoses are constantly under pressure and a busted water hose can cause severe water damage to your home while you are away.

Tips for maintaining your dryer and extending the life of your machine:
•    Always shake your clothes out before placing them in the dryer.
•    Do not overfill, it causes additional strain on the machine
•    Empty the lint trap after every load.
•    Monthly (when you clean the washer), remove the lint trap and scrub with a soft brush and gentle dish detergent to remove any residue.  An unclean lint trap can block air flow.  Dry completely before returning to dryer.
•    Every six months pull the dryer out and unplug it.  Vacuum out the lint trap and the wall and the floor behind the dryer.  Disconnect the vent and piping and check the airflow to the outside for obstructions.  Proper airflow helps with the longevity and efficiency of your dryer.

Easy peasy!  So, then we had a beautiful, clean and perfectly functional 16 year old washer and dryer set.  But, sometimes you just want something new.  So, needless to say the new owners of our washer and dryer were very happy with them.

We are so excited to be able to tell you about our new LG 3.6 cu ft High-Efficiency Front-Load Washer and LG 7.3 cu ft Electric Dryer!  They arrived about 3 months ago and we are so thrilled with them.  OK, OK.  Chad is so thrilled with them, but I like I said they are so pretty and play a cute tune when the cycle is done.



I honestly did not realize exactly how little water they use.  Wow!  My daughter is amazed too, she sits in front of the washer and watches it spin.  Too cute.  Bonus for mom and dad; the front load is perfect for teaching her to help with the laundry too.   Triple score!

Seriously though, once we cleaned out the laundry room and got the new set we knew we had to redo the room.  So, we headed over to Lowe’s and picked up some paint and flooring.  We painted and re-floored the room and then put in the new washer and dryer.  It’s so nice I might even start doing laundry.  Nah!  Who am I kidding?  That’ll never happen.


The great news; Lowe’s is giving away a $350 Lowe’s Giftcard to one lucky reader!  That is certain to make your next home improvement project a whole lot easier.  Talk about the perfect Thanksgiving week giveaway.  To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below.  USA residents only.  Must be 18 to enter.  Open 11/25/13 3:00am MST until 12/1/13 11:59pm MST.  Winner will be verified and notified within 48 hours.  Check your email.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.  AND THE WINNER IS.... RUSTY (SARAH) HOLMGREN


Disclosure:  We are working in partnership with the LOWE'S brand and we are receiving compensation for our participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are of course 100% our own.

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Originally published  11/25/13

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279 comments:

  1. Amazing how well the HE machines work

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  2. My home is new to me and a handy woman special! Everything has to be done but it is so much fun! I love working around the house and I know it never ends. I would put this towards paint and new faucets . Thanks for the chance

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  3. Love this post! I've been searching for a way to clean our washer and this is perfect. Our next project is to renovate the kitchen after the holidays.

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  4. I love the products that I purchase from lowes.

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  5. My kitchen and dining room floor needs replaced.

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  6. In contract on a new home with old appliances, will definately be using this to clean the washer. Thanks for the tip!

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  7. It sounds like my next home improvement project needs to be to clean out my laundry room and my washer! Thanks for the tips!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  8. I have to update and paint the kitchen. New lighting, backsplash, cabinets.

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  9. I have never done this but I will from now on and I hate to say my hoses are original.. Ekkk
    As soon as I can I will be replacing them

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  10. Thank you for the tips!

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  11. I would love to have a set of front loaders. I'm going to check these out and see if I can talk the hubby into them. Thanks for the chance to win ;-)
    Not sure if you need this...email is pak64@att.net

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  12. Thanks for all your super recipes and the washing machine cleaning tip!

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  13. My next home improvement project is to replace the faucet in the kitchen sink because the hose is bad. Not fun but shouldn't be too difficult.

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  14. I have tried many of ur dessert & dinner recipes & they're always delicious!!!

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  15. Great ideas, it's amazing dirty the "washing" machine can get!

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  16. Great ideas, it's amazing dirty the "washing" machine can get!

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  17. Great tips for cleaning washer/dryers. Tx.

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  18. would love to win!

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  19. Great info...thanks!

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  20. I can smell the bleach from here! Fresh and Clean! Thank you for sharing such great recipes and ideas!

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  21. Great post! I can't wait to try this!!

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  22. Next projects -there is never just one! is repairs to our enclosed patio, new kitchen cabinetry, and much needed new appliances! $350.00 from Lowe's woul certainly help make all this happen!. great tips, our washer really needs deep cleaning!

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  23. Thank you for the info on how to clean the washing machine, it was very helpful

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  24. Can I bring my laundry over?

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  25. I have always wondered how to do washing machine maintenance. It bugs me that something that is supposed to clean things looks so grimy. Thanks for the tips.

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  26. Oooh I like cleaning tips! Qe rent our washer and dryer, it'd be nice to afford to buy a new set!

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial on the washing machine. We have a new high efficiency machine and I just used an Affresh tablet. Our next home improvement project after the holidays will be to paint the kitchen cabinets white and install new granite countertops.

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial! Our next DIY project will be to paint the kitchen cabinets white and install new granite countertops.

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  29. My next home improvement project is new front and back storm doors.

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  30. My planned home improvement project was the laundry room that was never completed and i began to clean it out when my Electric Range suddenly gave up and my Refrigerator repairman informed me that he made a rigged-fix to give me some time to replace the fridge. I'm overwhelmed trying to replace them both. What ever happened to just having to choose between electric and gas for a range and side by side or top freezer refrigerators?? So many choices! Its Thanksgiving week, I can't cook and I'm afraid to fill the fridge. Ugh! This too shall pass and I'm thankful the dishwasher still works....lol......maybe I shouldn't have said that! God Bless you and thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

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  31. Have to try this

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  32. We are currently redoing our parlor, with new paint (if we could decide on a color), wood flooring and new furniture!

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  33. Great tips!..Seems you can do this for the ones without an agitator as well. Just wipe the sides down.

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  34. I think after reading this it's going to be cleaning the washer... and putting plastic on the windows for the cold!

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  35. My next home improvement is to install shelving and hooks in the closets for storing items neatly rather than shoving them in a spot!

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  36. My first home improvement would be to actually -get- a home outside of my parents', haha.

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  37. Our next home improvement project is adding a full bath and master bedroom to our first floor. I have MS and due to disease progression I need to stop doing steps.

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    1. Janine... I truly hope you win this contest.. but if not I hope I do! Bless your soul for dealing with your daily struggles. I have a feeling I need to go through whatever testing they do for MS. I am showing too many symptoms to keep ignoring them. They are NOT going away!

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    2. Hi Janine, I know you might not read back to see if you had any replies to your post but I just wanted to tell you that admire you for dealing with your struggles of coping with MS. You sound very positive. I think I need to see about being tested for it as I am having too may symptoms that are NOT getting better nor going away. I truly hope you win this contest so that it can help you with the building of your much needed master bath and bedrom on the first floor of your home. If you don't win.. I sure hope I do! Keep up the fight and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and all the best holiday season! Keep your chin up!

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  38. It's really lovely that you are having this giveaway. God bless you.

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  39. My next home project is new flooring.

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  40. My Utility Room is my next project.

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  41. Thanks for the great cleaning tips!

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  42. Oh this Giveaway comes at such a great time - my 20 year old dryer broke, and my 20 year old washer isn't working so well. I can't really complain, getting 20 years is AWESOME! But now they need to be replaced. Thanks so much for offering Giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  43. I am definitely going to clean my washer today with this new info!!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  44. Ugg, pluging up a leaky basement wall...

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  45. I am definitely going to clean my washer today with this new info. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  46. Our next improvement project is a built-in bookcase/window seat surrounding our front living room window.

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  47. I found how to clean your washing machine a great tip. Thanks for the great info.

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  48. I would LOVE to win the Lowe's gift card! We just bought a new washer and dryer from Lowe's and your tips are going to certainly help me to keep them looking and running like new! Thank you!
    Jessica Murray

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  49. I have several windows left to replace. That is next on my list.

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  50. LOVE your blog!!! Had a Samsung front loading washer and dryer for 3 1/2 years; they both went out within a month of each other (washer first), about 4 months shy of the 4 year extended warranty deadline. YAY! Both were covered 100% and I used the money to buy a set of Speed Queens--MADE IN AMERICA and stainless steel. I see your front loader in the blog pic has the emergency drain (lower left); you will be thankful for that if yours ever dies...while full of water & clothes.

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  51. They're wondering what my next home improvement project is? We'll be putting in additional cabinets and counters in our extended pantry/laundry room to give us more storage for cooking! :D

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  52. My next project is going to be remodeling the laundry room and replacing our old barely working appliances. It looks like I will have to replace my dishwasher first as it is no longer working at all. This would come at a very good time. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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  53. replacing my kitchen counter tops!

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  54. Great advice....now I have something to do this weekend.

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  55. Our next big project will be to replace the tile countertops in my kitchen. We're still deciding what material to use, but it won't be started until after the holidays.

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  56. We are in the middle of a bathroom project, replacing the sink for more accessibility now that my husband is in a wheel chair. We live in an old farm house so we have a lot of projects

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  57. will definitely be trying this with my washer

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  58. Thanks for the tips.. Definately going to try this.

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  59. What a timely post! My washer has gotten so grungy, and I 've been trying to figure out how to get it clean and maintain it that way. The last time I cleaned it up, a few months ago, I ended up with torn a bleeding knuckles, and figured there had ro be an easier way (yes, it did occur to me I should have worn cleaning gloves). One thing that I have learned is to be very exact in measuring my laundry detergent. An overabundance of detergent can cause that funky smell, don't know why.

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  60. Love your recipes! Any tips for cleaning a front loader washer?

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  61. Love your post! I think I could appreciate my own "Chad". Lol :) Our next wishlist item actually happens to be a new dryer. we got ours secondhand and it has been limping along for the last six months. I dream of a set like yours. Have a wonderful day. and thank you for the chance to win a great prize. it's time for me to go do some maintenance on our washing machine. :) ~mia

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  62. My bathroom is next on the list. Then the living room. Then the front porch and so on.......

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  63. $350 would be great! Earlier this summer we got our foundation fixed ($10,000). Last month we just finished getting brand new windows (double paned argon gas filled) instead of the paper thin windows that were built with the house back in the 70's. We also got brand new siding and a roof with thermo sheet (windows, siding, and roof $18,000). Last week we also got our brick fixed (yes we have siding and brick all around the house) from the foundation and drought issues we had for the last 2 years. Half the walls were busted and had fallen in and had to get anchors put through out the whole house ($3400). And now we are having to replace our chain link fence in the front from our 2 very huge and aggressive dogs that love jumping on it when they see cats or squirrels. That $350 would work out perfect for it. We have been living here for almost 5 years and have finally saved up to fix all of that, along with having 2 kids in the process. We need to have a new fence and once we try to save up again then we will work on the inside. Our house was a renters house long before we bought it and it was not properly taken care of or fixed by the previous owner. Didnt start noticing it until the first weather change (fall to winter).

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  64. Thanks for the washing machine tips, we are currently renting and totally disgusted with the way our clothes smell after we wash them!

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  65. I'm working on my basement right now. Then on to the kitchen. It's the last room that needs to be done.

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  66. My house was built in 1863 so there is always a project to do. Next project is new kitchen floor and backsplash

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  67. I'm looking to buy a house at beginning of 2014 then I'll see which updates need to be done first.

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  68. I actually don't have anything next on the list. I have a hundred things that need to be done but with two kids in school, (College and Law school) no funds.

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  69. Painting and papering all bathrooms, not my favorite thing to do.

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  70. Right now it's finishing the new garage and then it's installing a drain pipe in our basement. It never ends, but now I have to also add cleaning the washer and dryer after reading the abovementioned!

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  71. I want to paint my apt.give it a fresh new look

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  72. Garage door opener, drainpipe in basement and now of course cleaning washer and dryer, thanks alot.

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  73. Sound easy enough ...

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  74. My husband just said new flooring! Yay!

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  75. Carrie Jane RobinsonNovember 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    We just bought a used home and the guest bath is horrible. The floor is rotted so it has to be replaced and the carpet taken out and tile put in. Also the stool is about to fall thru the floor and is old, so it is going to be replaced with a handicapped one for me.

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  76. I would go through and replace a few broken / damaged items we have just dealt with over the years. The top of my list would be the bathroom mirrored cabinet missing 1 door, bathroom vanity counter.

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  77. I need a washer and dryer badly, have to carry the clothes out to my brothers right now.

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  78. Thank you for the post! What a great reminder to take care of our machines that we use almost daily! Thank you for the opportunity for a giftcard!
    danatoo@yahoo.com

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  79. I have used bleach to clean the washer, but never thought of the vinegar! Great idea!

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  80. I have used bleach to clean the washer, but I never thought of the vinegar! Great Idea!

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  81. Thank you for posting, great info!! Thanks for offering this gift card, sure would come in handy!!! Hope y'all have a great holiday season!! <3 <3 :)

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  82. Our next home project needs to be new Baseboards in our hallways.

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  83. My next project is to re-finish 2 tables.

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  84. We are just starting updating the master bathroom. Buying the faucets and hardware from
    Lowes, could really use this

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  85. Our next project is floors!

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  86. I need to modify my laundry closet some. Since I purchased my high efficient washer and dryer my folder door is not closeable. Need to build out a couple of inches to add more room but it is worth it because I really love my new machines.

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  87. I need to modify my laundry closet. Since purchasing my new washer and dryer I can't close the bi-fold door anymore. It is worth it because I really love my new machines.

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  88. Can't wait to go home and give my machine a complete cleaning! Have always done most of this, but never thought to clean the entire agitator. Thanks!!!

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  89. Rebuilding and reshelving my pantry, it's a big job but I can do it with Lowes!

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  90. I need to modify my laundry closet by adding a few inches outward so that I can close my bi-fold doors and then redo my flooring in the entire house.

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  91. Love to follow you on Facebook.

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  92. We plain on fixing up a few more things around our house so we can sale it!! : )

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  93. This posts reminds me that I need to give my washer a good cleaning. We have very hard water. Thank you for the chance to win the gift card. It sure would be a great help! mishahunter@charter.net

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  94. own my home and a rental............one income but this would really help! Thanks for the cleaning tips too. Please God let them pick my name - would be a nice blessing after the last few years...Amen! bonnie_amaden@yahoo.com

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  95. Looks great and I would love to win!

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  96. Ceramic tile my kitchen floor

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  97. We have some leaky faucets that need fixed!

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  98. We have some leaky faucets that need fixed!

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  99. These are great tips, I don't currently have a washer but my daughter does. Thanks so much for your helpful tips and wonderful recipes.

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  100. Replacing the wax ring on the toilet in our bathroom. Yuck!

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  101. We are installing a woodstove. Love the heat of the wood.

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  102. replacing the the vinyl planks in my kitchen and dining room with sheet vinyl. my furry babies have ruined my floor

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  103. Great Post! This is wonderful as I never knew how to clean a washer before!!!

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  104. replace my kitchen and dining room flooring with vinyl sheeting

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  105. We're in an apartment right now, but hope to be in a house this spring

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  106. We're in an apartment right now, but hope to be in a house by his Spring...sure there will be plenty of projects then!

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  107. I need new carpet bad.Have sick dog!

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  108. We need to install some closet organizers!

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  109. That was a wonderful tutorial, thanks a bunch!! If I win the $350 I'll certainly be putting it towards some of the MANY things that need some fixin' in our home! :)

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  110. Love my he but it's getting super old! Need to update

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  111. I desparetly need the place painted! LOL

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  112. I will be taking all of the items in my home that we no longer use/need to the Goodwill. That will definitely improve my home, lol.

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  113. Painting...as soon as it warms up a bit!

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  114. We will be upgrading our kitchen appliances and countertop. Our house is almost 15 years old as are the appliances. The dishwasher seems to be on its last leg and the oven has been throwing some errors lately. I use the oven just about everyday of the week including cooking pizza at the highest temperature for about 2 hours at least once week.
    Jeffrey, jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com.

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  115. Replacing doors and bathroom remodeling and a new shower.

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  116. New doors, remodel bathroom, new carpet, remodel kitchen, oh ya and then put on new siding.

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  117. I would like to update the bathrooms on my rental, redo the floors is the biggest and them shower back splashes and paint

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  118. I would really like to update the bathrooms on my rental, new floors , back splashes and painting. I figure I need to live here for awhile might as well update it

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  119. We need a new dryer!

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  120. Installing new kitchen sink and double bathroom sinks in master bath.

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  121. Meed new carpet desperately! Same carpet as when we moved here 23 years ago!

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  122. Plan on painting our kitchen and bathroom.

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  123. we are either going to redo the bathroom or the guest bedroom.

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  124. I plan on painting our kitchen and bathroom very soon.

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  125. we have well water so I do this often because the well water seems to make our washer have an odd odor way more than I like

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  126. I have to do this too my washer often---I think it's because we have well water

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  127. I was just wondering the other day what to use on the washer..thanks!

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  128. I was just wondering the other day what to use on my washer..Thanks!

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  129. My next project is to hang shelving in the kitchen for all of my gadgets.

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  130. We are renovating our main bathroom.

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  131. I love the front loaders they clean much better , but I would like to say leave the front loader washer open between loads you will have a fresher smelling and much better chance of no mold or mildew. When you close the door it becomes a petri dish.

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  132. Leave your front load washer open between loads , it will stay fresher smelling, when you close the door between loads your washer becomes a petri dish,all that moisture gets trapped inside and becomes stale.

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  133. Love this tutorial! I am definitely going to try it! What a great giveaway - I would use to add shelving, etc to my home office!

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  134. My 20 year old washer stopped running, so next project, new washer! Thanks for the cleaning tips.

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  135. Just finished working on the roof. Floors and putting in new wall covering next

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  136. Thanks for the amazing tips. They are very useful! Can't wait to join you on an adventure into new appliances!
    KATORA

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  137. We need to redo the rumpus room.

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  138. Somehow his job is always on my "to do" list. Thanks for the reminder!

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  139. very useful post. thank you.

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  140. Thank you! I need to add this to my cleaning list, nothing is better than fresh smelling towels!

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  141. MOVING! THANKS FOR THE TIP!

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  142. I'm in the middle of painting my kitchen and dining area right now!!

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  143. I'm painting my kitchen and dining area right now!

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  144. Bedroom headboard project next

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  145. my whole home could us an update.....but, my couch cushions could us some color

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  146. I am a Lowes regular! This gift card could definitely help this gal out!

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  147. Sounds easy enough! Looking forward to trying.

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  148. About to buy a our first home and Lowes will be visited OFTEN!!!!!

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  149. About to purchase our first home. Lowe's will be the place to be when we need to do our repairs or remodeling!

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  150. So many projects not finished in house...gift card for Lowe's is just what I need to get the supplies I still need.

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  151. Our house is a work in progress. Our next project is to update our 1980's style kitchen. The cabinets have no handles and look horrible.

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  152. Need to buy some supplys to start building a new deck ... Its so old its falling apart and we just don't have the money. My father has already fallen through one of the rotten boards before and torn his meniscus in his knee that required surgery.

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  153. I would use this as a start to buying materials for a new deck. It's so old and rotten that it's fallen apart and my father has already fallen through one of the rotten boards and torn in the meniscus in his knee and had to have surgery.

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  154. Need a new hot water heather

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  155. Next project is to add new pillars to the front porch

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  156. Next project is to add new pillars to the front porch!

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  157. Reorganizing my closet

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  158. Such a great how-to article! THANKS!

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  159. Finish my bathroom re-do.

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  160. I would love to have this problem , do not have a wash machine in the home, would love one, maybe if I win the Lowe's card I could finally have one, thanks enter me.

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  161. My kitchen needs help badly. It's a mess.

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  162. My washer/dryer came from Lowe's last year. My bathroom will be a big project when I have the money!

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  163. Bathroom is the next big project when I have the money. My washer/dryer came from Lowe's last year. I was very happy with the customer service both in-store and from delivery personnel.

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  164. Painting!!! And I need to finish a bathroom remodel and laying hardwood in the kitchen and breakfast room!

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  165. new blinds in bedroom and bathroom.

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  166. Weather proofing the windows

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