Tide Washing Machine Cleaner 330

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner has been specifically designed to help remove and dissolve away odor causing residues that may build up in your washer over time – even from those areas you can’t see! Have you ever run a load a laundry and at the end, it just doesn’t smell clean & fresh? It could be coming from residues left behind in your washer. Washers today use less water, which can leave behind residues in machine –including areas you can’t see, e.g. back of the tub, hoses, drain, etc. These residues can lead to the build-up of malodor, which can be transferred to your laundry. Proper care for you machine, which includes running monthly clean-outs with Tide Washing Machine Cleaner to help remove these residues and keep them from causing laundry problems down the road.



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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Kills odors when used prooerly.

This product saved me from throwing out my washer. My laundry was smelling horrible. I couldn't pinpoint the cause until I smelled my washing machine. It STUNK! I used this product one time by pouring it in the tub on hot water setting. It made my house smell like laundry for the night but killed the mildew smell. Thanks Tide!

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CopyTec

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Horrible smell

I will toss the last 2 packets and NEVER recommend this product. The smell is pervasive - my whole house has an annoying heavy perfume smell now. Terrible! I will run the washer again first with bleach and then with baking soda before I dare use it with my clothes.

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Barbj

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Perfume alert

I bought the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner to be sure we weren't getting any residue on our clothes from prior washes. Unfortunately, after use our whole house smelled so perfumey we had to open all the windows and turn on the fans for several hours. On closer inspection I saw that perfume was listed in small print at the end of the ingredients, but nothing on the front of the package disclosed scent. I discarded the remaining two packages.

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concerned

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Horrific smell

I'll opt for the mildew odor emitting from my washing machine next time. This product has an awful smell and it overcame our entire house, which is quite spacious. Several loads later, I can still smell this awful product in the washing machine. I'll never use it again!

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Mac24

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Open Your Windows and Doors!

We used Tide Washing Machine Cleaner for our top loading washing machine. After a while, I detected an unusual, unpleasant fragrance, and asked my husband if he had used a hand lotion. The smell grew stronger and was sickening as though our home had a mammoth Hawaiian flower in it. Then, we realized it was the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. The awdul smell invaded the house and we were forced to open every window and door in our home. It took a very long time for the smell to diminish. Tide needs to develope an UNSCENTED cleaner, because we WILL NOT purchase this again! I gave it two stars for FAIR; though it cleaned our washer, the smell killed a better rating.

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Samm

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Directions for Washing Machine Cleaner

Overall, I liked the clean smell that was left in my washer, but I directions on the box say to put in the tub, and directions on the pouch say to put in the detergent drawer. When put in the drawer, it got hard and stuck. I had to dig it out.

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SassyGirl

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

My washer although bad smelling, was better before I used this product. My whole house reeks of this really strong perfume smell that is only masking the smell produced by this LG Front Load Washer. I have run 3 empty loads trying to rid the smell. I am throwing away the 2 remaining pouches in the box I purchased.

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washmachinecleanerstinks

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

3/5

It Stinks!

While it still does a great job cleaning the washing machine, the new fragrance (if you can call it that) is horrendous. Very chemical odor that I could even detect in the next washload. Why did P&G change the scent? It was wonderful - light and refreshing, not sickening like the new one. Bring the original scent back, please.

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Anonymous riveraerie

This product was rated on the following criteria:

  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

5/5

Your product saved me from having to buy a new washer

Thank you your product saved me hundreds of $$ on buying a new washer. My washer is a 2006 and it started with a code which meant water not draining out of drum. I immediately went out to look for a new washer as I do over 4 lds a day w kids in sports 4x a week. I went home and decided to try this product wht did I have to loose at this point. WELL. I have not had a problem since I used this product i tried the next load of clothes & it has been working ever since this just happened 2/18/14

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Anonymous waveaoccermom1

This product was rated on the following criteria:

  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Phew!

I think this product does a good job cleaning my HE washer, but the perfume smell is absolutely overwhelming! The smell lasts for several loads afterward, too. If this product came in an unscented, I would buy it again. For now, I am switching to another brand. Sorry Tide because I love your detergent for HE washers. Whenever possible, I always buy the unscented version of cleaning products and detergents.

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LuvsClean

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

4/5

Great

I have been using this for a few years now & think it works great!

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Anonymous donnaluv

This product was rated on the following criteria:

  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
absolutely terrible

RUINED MY WASHER. I could not get the smell out, and even after hiring a professional cleaning service that SPECIALIZES is smell removal, it still smelled. This is the worst thing ever. Also, it did clean my machine but there is no use for a clean machine if you can't use it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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myself

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Something changed...for the worse!!

I've been using Tide Washing Machine Cleaner for several years and have been completely satisfied. I used a packet from a fresh box last month and the foul chemical smell still lingers!! I live in an area where mildew is a problem and I've relied on the cleaner to keep it under control. Unfortunately, I cannot bring myself to use it again. I have no idea how I'm going to get that terrible odor out of my washing machine.

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Dave67

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

4/5

Clean your Washer

I love this product! It makes my washer smell fresh after all the boys smelly clothes.

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Anonymous Stesha

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  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Do not buy

Horrible product. Have been using for three years now and the scent has always been nasty. They changed the scent and it's horrid. Can not get the chemical scent out of my laundry room thanks to this horrible product.

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Bookmama

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

4/5

Good Stuff!

This worked well to get rid of the "dingy" smell that was coming from my washing machine. After a few months it came back, so I'll buy this product a few times a year.

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Anonymous Katy Jo

This product was rated on the following criteria:

  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Overwhelming Smell of Perfume

If you are sensitive to extremely strong perfume smells this is not the product for you. It may work as well as the others on the market and may be what you need if your washer has a strong order; however, mine does not and I discarded the box after the first use and will not buy it again unless they develop an unscented variety. Best practice is to always leave the lid open when not in use if possible to avoid smells.

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Cosmo

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

5/5

Tough on odor!!!

Strange smells can creep jnto the washing machine, I hate to admit it. However, this product rids the machine of ALL those odors, and leaves most of the House smelling nice!!

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Anonymous dustbunnie

This product was rated on the following criteria:

  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works Great When You Follow Directions Properly

Love this product! The first time I tried it was because the seal of my fron load machine was just ...yuck! ...you know how "gunk" builds up around there. Anyway after cleaning it by hand more than a few times I was relieved when I heard about this product. Yes, I had to use it once a week for 3 weeks straight but it did the job beautifully. My machine smelled so much better...even after the first try.

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mommabear2001

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Amazing product if used correctly

I have been using bleach in the dispenser to keep my machine clean per mfg instructions. Works very well, but not quite as good at Tide washing machine cleaner. This product removes all the "gunk" on the inside of the gasket as well as leaves it fresh and clean. Used properly along with mfg instructions on preventative maintenance for your HE washer, you will have a perfectly clean and fresh smelling washer. I have to wonder if the poor results other people have gotten is lack of education about HE washers and using the right products, and doing the preventative maintenance they need ie: wiping out the washer, gasket, and draining the extra water these machines hold. If you have never cleaned your machine or drained the extra water, I do not believe you will get good results.

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sunnycal

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Very poor product. Did not meet expectations

I have a front loader washer and used the cleaner in it. It did not even take all the cleaner out of the soap container. I had to scoop it out with a spoon. I have never had another problem with the soap not going into the washer. I use a powder all of the time, so it was not my washer. Maybe a liquid would have worked bettter in a front loader.

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Petee

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Tide washing machine cleaner is amazing!

When I first used my front loader washing machine I noticed a weird mildewy odor the next time I went to use it. So now when laundry is done I always leave my washer open. No more odor. But now when I use my washing machine cleaner once a month my washer is extremely fresh and ready to use the next time I do laundry!!!! I love it!!!! My washer never stayed so fresh before!!!!!

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DNS7781

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!

Just like many people I'm always looking for time and money savings ways to simplify my life. Between a cat, dog and dirty mechanics clothes my washing machine is always in need of a good cleaning and I've been using the good old bleach and vinegar trick for years and after 1-2 cycles I'm a happy lady. So when I saw Tide Washing Machine Cleaner I thought I hit a hole in one. I ended up using all 3 pouches in 3 cycles and my machine looked identical from start to 3 finishes the product it was a total let down. With the incredible smell of the product (which is just amplified when it mixes with that hot water) I was really almost expecting my washer to be gleaming. So overall I give this product 2 thumbs down, will not purchase it again, and definitely will not recommend to anyone.

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Blueangel729

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

5/5

convenient and powerful

we recently got an rv and to my dismay the washer in it broke mid-cycle one day, my husband got it fix but due to water being trapped in it for a good length of time it left behind an odor. I tried everything I new to do but it still smelled musty, that is until I used the tide washing machine cleaner, it really worked! no more smell. thanks tide.

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Anonymous melinda33

This product was rated on the following criteria:

  • Removes Residue

  • Value

  • Freshens Fabric

  • Performance

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Great job

I thought my 10 year old Frigidaire front loader was pretty clean but noticed the laundry not quite smelling its best. Poured in a packet and ran it on hot with excellent results. I never realized just how dirty the drum was until I saw it gleaming again. The washer itself smells nice, if not a little strong just after cleaning, and my clothes smell awesome. One funny note is that the water pump sounded like it was pumping out concrete after the initial cleaning so it seems there was a lot of gunk getting pumped out. Highly recommended!

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Scott740

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
I use it once a month

I bought a HE washer after a few months the smell showed up I tried this product and we are very pleased with it.

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computerman

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
smells wonderful.....

I think it does the job of cleaning the washing machine and the smell makes the whole house smell clean and fresh. I have a samsung no agitator top loading machine. Works great. did not ruin the machine at all!

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shalon4jc

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
STINKS WORSE!

I got this product in hopes that it would "freshen" up my HE washer.. NO! it made it worse! my whole basement smells like mildew after using it one time. my washing machine smells worse than before. very disappointed! paid almost $8 for it and its going back to store. now Im running bleach through my washer in hopes it will smell better after. DO NOT USE this product!

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BK711

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
DO NOT BUY THIS!!!

Please let me first say that I use nothing but Tide products and have been very happy with them till I wasted my money and time with this Washing Machine Cleaner Product. IT IS AWFUL!!! I was so very disappointed. It smells bad, it doesn't work, it made an awful mess all over the inside of my front loader washer. The instructions are a joke on the package as the picture shows you should put the product in the detergent dispenser drawer, but the written message says put it into the tub itself. I ended up with a huge nasty glob of the stuff in my dispenser, and all over the dispenser drawer itself. I had to run the machine 3 loads to get rid of the stuff and the smell it left in my machine was much worse than it was before I used it. If I could get my money back I certainly would. This stuff is now going in the trash which is just where it belongs! Please don't waste your money as I did mine. Sorry P&G, this is the worst thing you have ever made and you really should either reformulate it and clean up the instructions, or get it off the market now!

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Mtncat

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
I wish I could give this a lower rating!

This is one of the worst products I have ever used. I ended up with soap stains all over the inside of my washing machine that I did not have prior to using the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner! It took a brillo type of sponge to get these stains off. However, none of the other stains in the machine that I had hoped to eliminate were touched in any way. A total waste of time, water, electricity and money!

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SusanH

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Love this!!

My washer had an awful mildew smell. I used the wm cleaner once a week for a month and no more smell. Thank you Tide

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quebbie

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Very Disappointed

Tide is the only brand that I use. So I figured that the Washing Machine Cleaner was going to get the smell out of my washer and be a great product. I was wrong, it has an over-powering smell and after the cycle was done, there was a huge glob of wet powder that I had to scrape out of my detergent drawer. YUCK!!! Very Disappointed!!

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Jennifer34

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Dont buy this product

I am a regular user of Tide detergent, but will never buy this product again. The smell of the perfume is overwhelming. It also does not seem to have cleaned my washer. I would like my money back. Very disappointed.

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Joanne33

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Disappointed

I bought tide washing machine cleaner because I was confident that the brand would work well like the detergent. I was very disappointed when all the cleaner did was clump together at the bottom of my washer. I would not recommend this product.

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Rae8

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Did NOT work as per instructions!

"I have used 2 of 5 packets. I was not pleased at all. I used it as per instructions in my front load washer and at the end of the cycle the powder was still in the unit, in a big gloppy chunk. I had to clean it out with a spoon, after running it through a second and third wash cycle. I would really like a refund. I will not recommend this product to anyone."

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Awolf

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Not Impressed

I followed the directions which stated to put the solution in the drawer. I tried this twice and twice it left a mess in there. I'm going to put it in the drum next time. It smells good but I'm worried that it will build up because it is clearly not dissolving. Did Tide test this product out? I have a LG front loader but I can't imagine it is that different than other front loaders. I'm also not sure if I don't put it in the drawer that it will not property clean. I wish I hadn't wasted my money on this product. Tide needs to rethink this one.

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JessNYC

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Still Smells

I've tried this washing machine cleaner several times. It smells great right after you run it through the machine. When I do a load of whites with hot water the washer stinks again. Won't waste my money on these cleaners any more.

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Gerry

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Washing Machine Cleaner

We have always had a problem with moldy, mildeweysmells when we leave the top down on our machine...oops did so for a week and low and behold terrible terrible odor. Tried everything bleach, peroxide etc....saw the Tide WM Cleaner at the store and figured I might as well try it! What a great product, worked super the first time, but I will continue to use for another two weeks per instructions. Definitely worth the money!!!!

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LeoLady

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Incorrect Directions

For front loaders, the package states to put it in where the laundry detergent goes, but online and on the commercial it shows to put in the drum. I think the packaging directions need to be updated. Other than that, the product works great!

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Nicky

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Great scent

I have a Whirlpool front loader and loaded the product directly into the detergent dispenser, being sure to make the adjustment within the dispenser tray to accommodate powdered detergents and it worked like a champ. I have always been meticulous in maintaining the washer. I always dry off the door and both sides of the seal. I leave the washer door ajar when not using the machine. I completely remove the detergent dispenser drawer and rinse out the residual fabric softener, letting it air dry before replacing it. I towel off the inside of the dispenser drawer space and let it air dry to prevent mildew from growing, especially from the water holes over the detergent dispenser. I ran a monthly cleaning cycle with bleach, as directed in the hand book, but I would have a mild odor in the machine until I tried this product. I was skeptical, but am now a believer. I love the scent of this product and hope it lasts a long time. P & G should make it a Febreeze scent.

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Displacedyankee

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Front loading washers how to use

I used the washing machine cleaner as directed. It did not all dissolve and go down into the washer from the soap dispenser. What did go through seems to have done a good job to the smell etc, but next time I am going to put directly into the washer or maybe make a small cloth bag to hold it so that it dissolves through the bag. As a side note for those with the smelly issue, be sure to leave the washer door open after your last washer load for the week. Allow air to flow and assist in the drying of the inside.

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cctxbigguy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Strong Odor

I do not do many reviews, but I have to agree with many others here; the odor is strong and if your laundry room is in your home, like mine, the smell permeates through your home. I thought I would try this because I do typically use Tide laundry detergent. I have always used Affresh tablets before and never had a problem with strong odors. That is not the case with this product. The purchase I made had five packages of washing machine cleaner in it. I think I will toss out the other four. Almost 24 hours later I can still smell the odor in my house. I have run laundry through the washer though and my clothes do not smell like the product so that is good.

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EricB

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Clumpy mess

Tried 2 pouches out of the box of 3 and both times the powder did not fully resolve. Even after trying to run it again, the product did not come out and the washing machine still smelled musky. I ended up having to get chunks of the detergent container with a spoon before I could do a load of laundry. I tried another product before the Tide cleaner was available locally and bough the Tide brand when I saw it. Unfortunately I'm not happy with the performance. I have one more pouch in the box of 3 left so I'll give it one more shot.

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chillmomma

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Horrendous and Persistent Smell

This product has a very strong smell. After following the directions, and then running my washer again with nothing but water, I found that the first load of clothes had picked up the smell, and I had to rerun them with an extra rinse cycle. They were modestly better after drying, but the same thing happened with the next 2 loads. Further, the scent from the open box was so strong it made my whole laundry area smell and I ended up throwing away the rest of the box. Do not buy this product unless you like very strong perfumes!

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DrAm

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Wonderful product

The Tide Washing Machine Cleaner took care of that funny smell I've had for years. Having a plumber clean the drain didn't help but this cleaner sure did. And the fragrance! I simply love it! It is quite powerful which makes my whole laundry room smell good. Keep up the good work!

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SharonLG

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Strong scent and caked product

Product left unbearable scent. Can't do son's laundry

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MsLittle

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
a perfect cleaner

this is the best product ive ever used on my family's clothes. i would prefer over anything else. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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chrizzzz

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Love it!

I love the fresh, clean scent of the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. I wish, however, it had a tear off top instead of having to use scissors.

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izsmom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
love

First time useing tide washing machine cleaner and i love it

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Samantha7911

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Been in my family for years

I have used the cleaner once I don't think I am using it right Tide is the best I Know that My parents used it for years and still does Thanks Tide!!!

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31debbie

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