How to Clean GE Profile Washers

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Things You'll Need

  • Bleach

  • Cloth or sponge

  • Soft brush


Wipe the exterior of the GE Profile washer with a damp cloth or sponge, and dry it with a soft towel.

Leave the washer door open to aid in drying after each load of laundry.

Use high-efficiency detergent to reduce buildup and mold growth.


Keep kids and pets away from the open washer door.

GE Profile washers offer high-efficiency cleaning with less water and energy usage than conventional washers. The digital control panel provides a number of wash cycles for different types of fabric. With regular use, detergent and fabric softener build up inside the washer and dispenser. Moisture and darkness can feed mold and mildew growth, leaving an odor on your laundry. GE recommends cleaning your Profile washer at least once a month to remove this buildup and kill any mold or mildew.

Washer Interior

Step 1

Empty the GE Profile washer.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup of bleach into the prewash dispenser.

Step 3

Press the "Power" button. Select "Basket Clean" from the "Specialty Cycles" menu.

Step 4

Press "Start" to begin the cleaning process. Allow the washer to run until the cycle is complete.

Step 5

Open the washer door, and then press down on the door gasket with both hands. Inspect the seal for any foreign objects and remove them if needed.

Step 6

Wipe the underside of the door seal with a damp cloth or sponge.


Step 1

Pull the dispenser tray out as far as it can go. Press down on the tab inside the drawer to release the tray.

Step 2

Remove the inserts from the tray, and rinse them thoroughly with hot running water.

Step 3

Place the inserts back into the tray in their original positions.

Step 4

Scrub the detergent tray recess with a soft, wet brush, such as an old toothbrush, to remove any detergent or softener residue. Wipe the area clean with a damp sponge or cloth.

Step 5

Replace the detergent tray.


Melissa Rae

Melissa Rae has been a writer since 2008, specializing in home-and-garden, business, technology and education topics. Rae holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Herzing University.