Clean clothes start with a clean washer.
Fight odour-causing residues in your washer from laundry soils, detergents and water hardness minerals with Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. It helps fight and lift odour-causing residues as it freshens for a clean, fresh washer.
How It Works:
Way to much artificial perfume. It seems to have done a good job of cleaning and disinfecting my washing machine, and we always leave the door/tray open so it doesn't need cleanining very often. However, it was SO SMELLY I had to open all the windows on the main floor to get fresh air inside, the perfume smell was so overwhelming - it stunk for hours. I could not possible use this in the winter when it's -30.
Occasionally use Affresh, but this was on sale. Very strong smell as others mentioned, like strong enough to not want to be in the house for a few hours or more, as least on the same level as the washer, but it does take away the yucky smell for a bit, maybe a week or so. The smell did transfer to items washed for a few washes as well so tried to just do towels. Had planned to try it a second week in a row as suggested to do 3 consecutive weeks for machines with an existing odour problems, but really wanted to make sure kids wouldn't be around for the smell so never did it. Not sure why Tide doesn't tone down the fragrance a bit or make it something pleasant like lemon or lavender because it is really nasty. Maybe will try just half a pack like someone suggested for the 2 remaining packs, then probably will go back to Affresh.
The smell is very overpowering and takes a few days to go away and the product does not seem to have a very lasting effect. Three weeks later and the moldy smell is back.
One of the necessary evils when you have an HE washer. This stuff quells the smell for a while but then it comes back.
I really liked this...it takes away that nasty moldy smell from my washer. Works like a charm and a champ!
love the product, helped my front loading washing machine to smell better, like new
We have a front-loading washer that's a few years old and it can get pretty stinky, especially if we forget a load in there and leave the door closed overnight. I've found that the Tide washing machine cleaner does help with the funky smell (better than vinegar/bleach) if we use it once a month.
I have a front loading washer. Once in a while it smells. someone recommended this product. I have been using it every couple of months now and it make the machine smell lovely
It improved my washer's bad smell. The scent was a bit overpowering when I did the first cleaning load, but I will go out the next time I use it. I've tried vinegar and bleach - this seems to work better. So I will use regularly until my washer's moldy smell goes away.
I received a sample pack with my new front load washer. I used the sample pack as per the instructions and have subsequently found that using this once every 3-6 months is more than sufficient; and I also chose to empty the packet right into the washer rather than emptying and filling the soap dispenser with the cleaner, and it works just as well
Seems alright, the washer is cleaner. Don't think you need to do it once a month though, maybe twice a year.
I've been using my front-loader for years now and recently noticed that it was smelling bad. I thought the washing machine cleaner would help and...it sort of did. I can still get a slight whiff of the funky odour but it's not as bad as before but I used two packets of the cleaner almost back to back because one packet did nothing. This product does have a very strong perfume but I don't mind it as it reminds me of Tide detergent, which I like.
This product left behind a very overpowering smell, product did not do a good job in our front-loader machine. In fact the machine smelled worse after use. My husband had to take the machine apart and power wash all the hoses to get rid of the build-up and smell.
This product is great! The smell went away but doesnt last very long...you must do this at least once a month.
The musty smell of the washing machine was mostly gone after the first use. No problems with using the product.
I didn't give this product a rating, as I have no idea if it works or not! I bought my first front loading washer a few months ago and I guess you're supposed to "clean" it with these types of products every month? So I do it...but no idea if it's doing it's job, I guess there are no funky smells coming out of the washer. So far so good.
Worked good. Washer smelled much better after one use. Will use once a month as directed!
This product did a great job of cleaning my washer.Someone told me that the machine I am using has a habit of smelling moldie. I used as the information on the box said to, and the machine came out shinning clean and smelling nice
I didn't feel it worked as well as I had hoped it would. I am going to try it again though.