How to Clean a Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer

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Modern Kenmore Elite front load washers include a number of settings that have the potential of being able to make your washing experience more efficient. For example, you may choose to wash clothing on the "Prewash/Auto Soak" setting, a "Stain Treat" setting or an "Extended Spin" setting. Although your Kenmore Elite washer's main function is to clean your clothing, the washer itself must be cleaned on a monthly basis.

Step 1

Open the washer door and remove any clothing that is inside. Close the door.

Step 2

Open the dispenser drawer and pour 2/3 cup of chlorine bleach. Push the drawer closed.

Step 3

Press the "Cycle" button a few times until the "Clean Washer" cycle is selected.

Step 4

Press "Start."

Step 5

Open the door after the cycle completes and leave it slightly open so the washer can dry.

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