Tide Washing Machine Cleaner 329

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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
horrible product

tide should be ashamed of themselves for this terrible product, the damage it does to front loading washing machines (Mine is LG), the contrary instructions that appear on the outside box and inside packet, and mostly for the ridiculously patronizing and insulting replies from their so called customer care center. i never used a tide product before and i will never use any proctor and gamble product again. ever.

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bennyjcat

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Love this product!

I had a mildew smell in my washing machine, so I decided to buy this product. So far so good. Easy to use (I used it in a top loading machine) and the smell is nice. Not too potent. (and I live in a small 1000 sq ft apt) Hopefully this will get out the mildew smell.

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Jennygirl04

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Make all your products fragrance-free!

The previous review is very much like my issue...I have allergies and asthma and fragrance is an asthma trigger for me...let alone a "fragrance" that doesn't wash out! My daughter used your washer cleaner in her home and subsequently moved into my home. I cannot tolerate the smell of her clothes and it won't go away! Even with repeated washings! If anyone knows how to remove the stench, please post it! Think everything should be fragrance-free. If someone wants their clothes to smell, they can add fragrance.

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Jtre

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
AVOID--Overpowering Perfume Stink

I put this in my top loading machine with some water in it. The fumes made my eyes water and my laundry room , 10ft by 10ft, still smelled a day later even with the window open My wife is sensitive to perfumes more than I and had to avoid the room. I thew away the other two packs. The machine does not smell now but I want to know why P&G equates strong perfume smell with clean?

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UFOMan

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Confusing Directions

I purchased the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner and now have NO clue what to do to use it. The instructions on the box and the instructions on the packages INSIDE the box are DIFFERENT. One shows a diagram of a front loader where the detergent is poured into the detergent cup, the other shows a diagram of a front loader where the detergent is poured directly into the washing machine basin. Which is it? How can PG put out conflicting instructions? Looking online it seems that people are having problems with both options. I'm left to trial and error to see what works. This is horrible - the manager who approved the instructions and the quality control people who approved opposing instructions should be fired. I even tried calling the 800 number for assistance, but they're not open on weekends. Get your act together Tide product line. I expected much much more.

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JustinPSU

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
The perfume is almost unbearable

We have the typical odor problems with our front load washer. We have tried many remedies but to no long term avail. I saw this product in an advertisement and decided to try it. Luckily my wife was out of town. The perfume smell is almost unbearable. After I used it I ran another cycle without clothes to try and mitigate the odor. It didn't seem to help. Since then I have run a two loads of clothes with borax and the smell is starting to abate...I think. It's hard to tell because I am getting used to it. I can't tell if the mold smell is gone because the perfume smell is so strong. I only hope I can get the house back to normal before my wife gets home or I'm toast.

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Rickey

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Tide washing machine cleaner

I used this product for the first time last night. My washer had a slight odor, but wanted to deal with before it got worse. This morning I loaded the washer with a load of towels and opened the dispenser there was a clump of powder. Immediately I grabbed my IPad and went to this web site to find a response from Tide to someone else complaining of the same. To move from liquid to powder. Well if these instructions were put on the box I think there would be more satisfied customers. Instead I'm up this morning trying to figure out what to do to clean this mess up. Plus it would give me the option whether I would use this product or not. The smell I can deal with, but my 10 year old noticed the odor immediately and wanted to know what happened to washer.

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Dmooe

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
This product may damage your machine

My husband (who doesn't do the laundry) got tired of the smell of our HE washing machine and decided to use this product. He didn't realize he needed to remove the plastic tray used for liquid detergent, so it congealed in a brick that he had to manually pry out and dissolve from the tray with hot water. However, now water does not drain from that plastic tray (even though we have cleaned it thoroughly). Every time I do a load of laundry, the tray is full of water afterward and I have to empty it out. What a pain! Granted he should have removed the tray, but that gunk is clearly somewhere else in the washer where we can't see it. I've tried running empty loads with hot water to dissolve it, but nothing works. It's extremely frustrating.

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UNCmeg

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
overall bad product!

I have a front load washer and I cannot always leave the door open after use because its in a hallway that leads to the bathroom, so it tends to get smelly from time to time. I saw this product and thought TADA! problem fixed! Its already measured out just pour in and go right?! NO!!!! First of all this product is made for front load washers which have a dispensing cup somewhere outside the drum. You put it in there and when the washer starts its suppose to go inside it, however the front loading washers do not rush all the water in as hot as possible in the beginning, so some cooler water starts off the washing cycle and then its stars spinning. . . . this makes the powder cake up inside of your machine!!! resulting in me turning the washer off and boiling water on my stove top and slowly pouring it in there working away the crud with a butter knife around and thru the plastic pieces of the inside of the washer ( I don't have a removable dispenser :( ) So after i get is disovled into the washer I turn it back on Hot cycle and clean it now that the product is where its suppose to be doing its job. SECOND problem, is that the smell of this product ( which it only comes in one "scent" ) is STRONG!!! holy remove yourself children and pets from the area and close the door and open the windows or open all the windows and doors and turn on a fan! smells like I spilled a gallon of bleach on the floor! Finally I must say that the washer was cleaned once all this hassle was done and over with. So i suggest that you dissolve this product in Hot water FIRST!!! use only half of what they recommend, and don't use it if your in a small apartment with others, wait until your weather is ok to open a window and Start the machine as you run errands so that it may air out before you or your family or company gag themselves on your over cleanly scent I suppose this would be a GREAT product to dissolve and use full amount if you have unwanted guests over, you know inlaws, hubbys loud buddies, annoying neighbor that wont Shut up that you like to clear out quickly!!! So for tide, please make a liquid form of this product with a maybe febreeze scent, or any kinda scent other then Bleach and use a smaller measuring cup so the bleach isnt so strong . . . perhaps a oxy clean type product that has the oxygen power without the smell. maybe a scentless one, after all our laundry smells like are detergent we chose anyways so we need a clean we can see, not necessarily smell.

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slvrfx235

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Don't use Tide and you won't need this!

I will never need to buy this product because I prefer to wash my clothes with a product that does not leave residue in the first place. I have never used Tide products because a good friend who was a Sears appliance repairman for over 20 years told me the fillers used in Tide products gunk up your machine and shorten the life of the appliance. At least now they are increasing sales by giving you yet another product you have to buy to fix what their products created in the first place!

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TSM916

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
You forgot to mention one thing....

I purchased the Tide WM cleaner. I read the box and the packet to make sure I use it properly. I have a front loader and it said to put in my detergent dispenser. It never said remove the tab before washing to dissolve the cleaner. I never used powder before on my front loader so I was not aware of the use for the dispenser was different for powder. I found clumps of cleaner in the drawer. I removed my drawer and dumped out the cleaner. Better luck next time.

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Dara

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Smells wonderful!

I use Tide Washing Machine Cleaner every month. It cleans and makes your frontload washer smell fabulous! I highly recommend using this product so that your washing machine and clothes don't start smelling moldy and musty. Love this product!

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TruTvNut15

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
DISSOLVE IT YOURSELF

I have a LG front loader. Tried the cleaner the first time and like everyone else it caked in the dispenser and I had to chisel it out. My machine doesn't have any way to switch between powder and liquid. So knowing that there is more than one way to skin a cat, I got a small container of very hot water and poured the powder in.while stirring with a plastic spoon and dissolved it first. PROBLEM SOLVED.

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ROGUE7474

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Allergy to Perfumes

My first box didn't leave a perfumed aroma, but this second box puts perfume in my clothes. Please design an alternative "no fragrance" product.

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scentfree

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
So incredibly fresh!

My machine recommended another brand which I had used but not too impressed with. I decided to give Tide a try. I liked the idea of a powder instead of a heavy tablet. After the cycle I opened up my machine and it was an incredibly fresh smell. I have well water that often makes my clothes and machine smell bad. I will never change back from Tide. Fabulous!

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Frenchy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Worked perfectly!

I am surprised that so many people had a problem with the powder left in the machine. I will say that the first time I used it, I didn't move the divider, and had to run it again when I saw my mistake. But it clearly shows on my HE machine where to put the divider for liquid or powder. It would be the same for any powder that I put in, the divider needs to be moved to allow more water (and powder residue). I have to say - I don't think it is Tide's fault! It is user error =) As far as how well the product worked - I loved it. The scent was fabulous, my machine is running cleaner. Thank you Tide!

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karrobb

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Not happy:-(

I wouldn't recommend this product. I was very excited to try this because I use Tide detergent. The first time i used it, my washer smelled great for a few days - then the smell came back. I tried it again, but the clean smelled lasted one day. I have one more cleaner left, but I don't think I want to waste my water...

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vamp

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Grrr...

I do NOT like Tide's Washing Machine Cleaner. Nowhere on the box or the packets does it say to remove the plastic liner in the detergent dispenser drawer. I followed the directions exactly as written (Pour 1 pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner into your detergent dispenser drawer, run washer on normal cycle with the hot water setting), twice. I got the same gunked up results - the WMC just sat in the detergent dispenser drawer, like a soggy brick. The second time (second time of using the WMC), I ran the wash again - hot, small load - meaning I ran the washing machine twice this time of using the cleaner. My detergent dispenser drawer is mostly empty and my washing machine smells better. What a hassle though! I did NOT have this problem with the other brand I was told to use, by the way. And Tide is MORE expensive than the other brand.

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BossQueenEJ

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
On the fence

No where on the box or on the pouches does it say to remove the dispenser drawer to allow the product to dissolve. The directions say only to pour it into the dispenser drawer if using a front loader. It would be helpful if the directions were more clear. I just wasted the first pouch and will try the second one to see if it actually works. I love the other Tide products I use and hope that this one works as well.

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HuachucaGal

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works great!!!

I must say that the first two times using it I was very disappointed. I couldn't get the powder to work the way it should... It would gunk all up and it was a pain to clean it up after...Then I went and ready the directions,,,HAHA...It says if you are using a front loader you MUST remove the divider in the detergent area...Once I removed that and tried it again then WOW!!! This product worked amazingly....I couldn't be happier.. I will go out and get more ..Thanks Tide!!!

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Enz8505

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Loved it!

Used the first packet last night in my front loader, and used the sanitary cycle. The smell was WONDERFUL...the whole house smelled from it! The washer was nice and clean when done, and a good bit of the scummy stuff under the rubber gasket was gone! Great product!!

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LoriU

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Washing machine cleaner

This product is awful. I put it in the detergent drawer and 3/4 of it was still in there when the cycle finished. I used hot water and Normal cleaning cycle. My entire house smells like cheap perfume now. I am so sensitive to perfume that I go out of my way to make sure nothing I buy has perfume scents in it. This was a mess to clean up and I cannot get rid of the awful smell. So disappointed in TIDE in this product I may switch my detergent back to ERA! This product should be taken off the market. All directions were followed and it smells.

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KHood

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works, but overpowering fragrance

This products works and dissolves body residue and general grime from the machine. However, the fragrance is so overpowering that it nearly negates using the product. It takes four to five washes to remove the fragrance from the house and garage. I wish this product was available fragrance free.

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WaterRollsUphill

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
A great buy

Not only does this product leave your machine clean, but if you "accidentally" wash your clothes in this product, they will be extra clean with a GREAT lasting scent!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Chrissy27

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
DO NOT BUY THIS

Used this in my LG washer and more than half of it was left caked in the dispenser along with residual water. It was a mess to clean up. Wish I had read the reviews before buying. I only hope I don't need a service call as some of the other reviewers have stated. Tide reps: instead of offering a telephone call to each reviewer who complains about this, you should recommend that they pull it off the market and research more thoroughly before re-introducing.

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sparklesea

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Love this product

I love this product. I have been using it once a month for the past 2 years, since getting my HE washer. I love the smell of the product, and it does a great job.

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rsquared

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Love It

I have a very sensitive sense of smell so I thrilled when I used this and it removed the odor form my machine. We also have sulfur in our water here and it takes care of that odor also. I know alot of people are complaining about the strong scent but I love it. Tide I want to know if one of your detergents are the same scent. I have always used the mountian spring scent.

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lustigmom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
A Great Product

My HE Washer was smelling a little stinky, but I used Tide Washing Machine Cleaner and the smell went away. My clothes smelled better too. No more funky smell. When it gets smelly again I just use it to clean my HE washer again.

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Breeing

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Buyers BEWARE!!!!

I bought this product for my LG front loading washing machine. It completely clogged up inside the machine. Now the washing machine is leaking on the floor. Very unhappy customer right now.

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KevinP

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
But I don't like perfume!

The cleaner seemed to clean the washer, but left an extremely strong unpleasant scent on washed fabrics for 7-8 loads. It also did not dissolve entirely. We use the Tide Free and Gentile HE detergent and wish there was a liquid unscented machine cleaner available. In the meantime, how can I get a refund?

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GrumpyinPA

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
disappointing experience

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner is a great idea but unfortunately for me it didn't live up to my expectations for a clean machine. It is a powder to be used in a machine that specifically states liquids only so it doesn't dissolve during the cleaning cycle. It leaves a mess to clean after trying to use.It does smell good though

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chichow

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Horrible Results

I used this product and originally though what a great job it did. However, when I opened the detergent draw on my front load machine I discovered the cleanser was "caked" in the draw and "caked" on the drain tube leading into the washer drum. It took me a long time to remove the gunk and clean the dispenser and tube. I hope the gunk is not in the washing machine water pump and filters. I would give this product a "0" but thats not a choice.

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DisappointedInFlorida

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Too strong scent

I wish Tide makes unscented washing machine cleaner! The smell of the product is so strong. I had to open the laundry room window, turn on the fan and close the door. I also ran a few empty cycles afterwords to get rid of the scent some what.

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anothermamabear

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Smelly machine no more!!!

I have a front load washer and my mother would visit and complain my towels never smelled fresh, we looked at another brand of washer cleaner, but never bought. Yesterday I was at the store and puchased the Tide cleaner. Today is the first use and I have to say the smell from the cleaner is a bit strong at the machine, but the house smells fresh n clean. Im going to wash towels as my next load in case some of the smell is transfered, I don't want to overpower the clothes. I was aware I had to move the setting for powder so I had no problems with clumping or not dissolving. Thank you Tide!!!

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Mommyto5

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Plugged up drain pump

I used this in a Maytag front loader. The next day, the drain pump made a horrible noise and wouldn't exhaust the water. Had to have a service call. The product solidified in the pump causing the impellers to freeze up. Very disappointing and will not use this again. Do like their HE detergent though.

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Tom1948

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
LOVED THIS PRODUCT

We inherited a front load washer, at first I was extremely excited because I'd heard such great things about how they cleaned. However I wasn't expecting the terrible smell that eminated from it. In the last year I have tried everything and I mean EVERYTHING I could, to try and get rid if it. Actually in the last month, I had started keeping the bathroom door closed to ensure the smell didn't leak into other rooms. With one use of the tide washer machine product, it virtually eliminated the smell. I was AMAZED. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with a frontload washer! Great Job Tide!

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gillmanuel

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Cleaning solution left behind

While my washer seems clean and smells great, when I went to wash a load of clothes afterwards, all of the cleaning solution from the washing machine cleaner was still stuck in the detergent drawer, so I'm not sure any of it made it into the washing machine.

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StephanieH

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works Good

I think this product works well, but it sure smells up the whole house and I have run the washer to rinse it out 3 times, I think you need to hold the perfume or come out with a free & clear one. I am sure the perfume does not effect the way it works.

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Doitagain

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works for me

I tried this yesterday and I am very pleased. Who would've thought a washing machine needed washing..? Well mine did and the laundry room now smells fresh and clean. Thanks Tide!

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Breezey

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works Well - Scent a Bit Strong

This product worked very well - scent is a bit too strong.

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Homer

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Didn't disolve

I have a front loading washing machine. I followed the directions and emptied the packet in the dispenser. When the cycle was completed the most of the powder was still in the compartment and very little actually made it into the machine. Seems like a waste of money. I'll try bleach and water next time.

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JRG01

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
I like it

I kind of like this product because usually after several uses, your washing machine just does not seem to have that 'clean machine' feeling to it, leaving your washed clothes smelling musty. I think there should be an unscented choice for the people that do not like the 'Tide perfumey' smell though but I am okay with it, like a Febreeze for the house!

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Kelley68

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
WAY TOO STRONG

The smell on this is ridiculously strong. It make my whole house smell awful and despite leaving the door open and running it empty AFTER an empty cleaning, can't get rid of it. Made the mistake of washing clothes in there and now they stink, too. Picked this up because it was the only option at the store that day and regret it. Have never had this problem with other washer cleaners used in the past. Skip the chemicals, Tide. And can someone please tell me how to get the smell out of my washer and clothes?

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stacyh

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Disappointing waste of money

Having had my front load washer for several years, I thought it probably should be cleaned. After using one packet of the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, even my teenage boys wondered what smelled so bad in the laundry room! After using all three packets and running the machine empty, the smell is finally tolerable. But my husband still thinks it smells like a dirty wet rag. What a waste of money, time and water! I do use Tide laundry detergent, so thought the product would be reliable. Nope!

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Csue

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Scent Too Strong

I would like to know how to remove the Tide scent that is left behind by the washing machine cleaner. I don't see that the machine was totally cleaned (there is still mold on the door gasket) nor can I tell if the mildew smell is gone. The perfume of the product overpowers and we can smell it throughout the house. I'm sure hoping it fades in time. I've run another empty cycle with hot water and vinegar but that didn't help.

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NoScent

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Horrible buy

Used as directions said.I was surprised to see NONE of the Washing Machine Cleaner powder drained out. All still in the cup where I put it. Had to completely clean the cups where you put the detergent, it was a hard mess. I will never buy this again!

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MNMom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Will not dissolve

I am currently running my second cycle using Tide Washing Machine cleaner. It did not dissolve at all on the first cycle. And YES, I have it set to the powder detergent setting. Just not worth the hassle. Contact your washing machine manufacturer and ask them how to clean the mildew, they will tell you how to do it without wasting your money on this product.

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cherfer

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
PRODUCT WORKS!

this product does a wonderful job! however, if you have a front-loading washing machine then you have to move the plastic tube piece into the powder slot or else it won't dissolve. they do not specify this on the package. then when you are done be sure to move it back into the liquid slot.

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candyapple

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Don't buy

I have a front loading washing machine & I normally clean it with bleach BUT since I use Tide laundry detergent & trust the Tide name I thought I would try this product. BAD IDEA it made my washer STINK. I am still struggling to get the smell out. I wasted my money & now have 2 pouches that I will throw away. I suggest that you don't waste your money!!!

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Melodyb

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
IT WORKS!!

WOW ! This is NOT a gimmick...it really works!!! In all my years, I have never had a problem with washing machine odor until recently. It was bad!! I thought it was coming from behind my utility walls...I tried all kinds of cleaning products to clean out my washing machine. Finally I heard about Tide's Washing Machine Cleaner...the first time I used it...the odor was 90% gone,,WOW! I used it the follow week...and I use it every month now and guess what?...the odor has completely gone!!!!!!! Also my utility room has a real nice fresh smell each time I use this product. 100% Great!!

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fitbrit

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