If you are like me and have a top-loading washing machine and do a lot of laundry, you very often look down to see this brown scum that has built up on the agitator. I know a lot of people use bleach and brushes, but there is a super easy solution to clean your washing machine in less than 5 minutes!
This brown scum you are seeing is soap scum from your detergent. It’s just like the soap scum you clean out of your shower.
To clean this soap scum off of your washing machine agitator, start by emptying all your clothes out of your machine. Then grab one of these magic little gems from Mr. Clean called a magic eraser. They cost about $3.50 for a four-count box.
Wet the magic eraser and rub the agitator, you don’t need to use a lot of pressure believe it or not.
See how the soap scum starts to just come right off with the magic eraser?
Make sure you don’t forget to clean the bottom of the agitator blades as well. When you are done just turn on the water to rinse and put in your next load of clothes!
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