How to Get a Gasoline Smell Out of the Washing Machine

Washing gasoline soaked clothing in your washing machine will leave you with a washer that reeks of fuel. The odors from the washing machine can transfer to other clothing that you subsequently place inside the washer, and can also fill your home with a gasoline smell. Fortunately, removing the odors is a relatively simple process.

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Washing machines can hold onto odors

Step 1

Fill a container with 2 cups of distilled white vinegar.

Step 2

Add ½ cup baking soda to the vinegar and mix thoroughly. Vinegar and baking soda are natural deodorizers that remove odors without using harsh chemicals.

Step 3

Set your washing machine to the hottest setting and allow the drum to begin to fill with water.

Step 4

Add the vinegar-baking soda to the washing machine. Shut the lid and allow the washer to run through a complete cycle.

Step 5

Repeat the process until the gasoline smell is gone.