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
Awesome

this product is amazing, i have a tiny apt sz washer & it works great. For those of you complaining about the odors in your washers, it comes from the slimy water that accumulates underneath, not much you can do about it, except use this product to flush it out. This of it as a bucket of rain water sitting outside in 100 degree weather, it starts to get moldy, slimy & a horrible smell, this will do the trick !

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AnnieRuOk

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Best product!!

I couldn't use my front loader without product. Even with regular cleaning it starts to stink, With Tide washing machine cleaner it doesn't stink anymore. I can leave clothes overnight in the washer and they don't stink. It is well worth the money. I love it.=!!!

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labgirl10

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Worth the money

If you have an old model, we have one of the first Maytag Neptunes produced, this is fantastic! Our washer has smelled for years!!! about 10 to 15 for sure! I tried EVERYTHING!! . I was ready to throw them out when I saw this product. Thank you Tide!!!! I used it once a week for 3 weeks like the directions said, then once a month after that. I sometimes can even skip a treatment and it stays fresh. Those that say it doesn't work for them either don't need it or are not doing it correctly.( Unless they have extremely bad water. Ours is bad but we have a water softener to help)

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Grama

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Mistaken Identity

I believe some of the people that have commented negatively on this site have mistaken Tide Washing Machine Cleaner for detergent. Well folks, it's not. It's prime purpose is to clean your washing MACHINE to keep it from emmiting odors. HE machines are notorous for this & the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner is the bomb! I'd recommend it to anyone!

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Nena2

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Great product

This is the best product. I kept smelling an oder in my house finally figured out it was my washer, heard about this cleaner so I tried it can't believe how well it worked. Wish I would have had this years ago.

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2ndmom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
I love this product

Although this product is expensive, it did what it said it would do for my HE washer. We have a lot of animal messes to mop up in my house because we have a very old dog. It got all of the stale odor out of the washer. I will definitely keep this on my shopping list.

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zelbug

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Best decision I ever made!!!!

I have had my front load washer for approx. 6 years, and have tried everything to get rid of the musty odor, nothing worked. When I saw the advertisement on TV for your washing machine cleaner I jumped on the chance to give it a try. I was completely shocked when the first load of wash after using your cleaner smelled soooo good. I have told all of my friends how great Tide Cleaner works. Thanks so much for solving my washer odor problems. Keep up the Great work Tide. You made my life easier.

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hlmessmer

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
unbearable perfume scent

after a year, my he front loader started to smell musty. i use tide detergent so this product seemed like a natural jumping off point. wrong! it stinks. and it's potent. had to close my laundry room door for a week and subsequent loads of laundry smelled like the cleaner too. i couldn't bring myself to use it a second time much less the 3 times recommended but i'm pretty sure all it does is mask the odor and doesn't clean anything. waste of money!!

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djbo

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
a great start

my front loader also had an obnoxious smell. after removing the compartment tray and discovering a buildup af slimy things. sprayed with a bleach cleaner and wiped out then used the tide washing machine cleaner and the odor is gone. will continue to use product as directed on package

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thewife

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Totally impressed

I'm not understanding the bad reviews as this product worked even better than I had hoped. Make sure that you remove the liquid soap dispenser and you should have no problems. My washer smells better than it ever has. I would recommend this product to anyone with a HE washer.

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Jimmyfuxu

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
GREAT BUY

I have suffered with a moldy smell in my washer for over a year, and it has only gotten worse. I tried everything I could find online to use, and it never helped. It started with towels, and was recently starting to affect the clothing too. It has been very aggrivating to deal with! I read the reviews for this and decided to try it, even if it didn't work, it was worth the money to try. I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT A DIFFERENCE THIS MADE, WITH ONLY ONE PACKET, IT WORKED PERFECTLY!!!! All of my clothes, including towels and jeans, smell wonderful now, they finally smell like a fresh, clean load of laundry!!! THANK YOU TIDE!!!

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loveyourproduct

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Instructions

Unless I'm missing something obvious....I wasn't sure which load size (amount of water) to use. I'm using it now on small load and the odor is pretty strong. The instructions say normal cycle, hot water.....but not how much water.

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LindaE

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Wonderful Product!

Thank you Tide! My front loader had a musty/moldy odor and ran it through the machine's cleaning cycle with bleach several times and didn't work. When I saw the ad for this product I immediately got one and right after the first use of it, my machine smelled great! The most noticeable smell was with the kitchen towels. I then washed every one of them and they smelled wonderful! After the three applications in three weeks I'm now looking for clothes to wash just because they come out so well. No residue left in the detergent tray or anything. This is the best product on the market. Thank you, thank you!

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Raejohn

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Wonderful

We have a LG front load washer and couldn't get the moldy smell out. This product was great. Almost didn't buy it cause of it's price. Turns out it's the best 7 dollars I've spent in a long time. Have had none of the issues that others have had with there being leftover cleaner in the tray. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a front load washer.

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Kimberly5

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Very disappointed...

I use a Kenmore HE front loader and was so excited to try this product, I went to three different stores looking for it. I am very disappointed and wish I had read these reviews first. The powder did not dissolve completely and I had to spend another 10 minutes cleaning out the detergent tray before I could begin my laundry. The lingering scent is overpowering. I am not convinced it has done anything more than doing a load without it.

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Moer

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Dissappointed

Wish I had read these reviews before I purchased this product!! Was so excited to see that TIDE came out with something like this because I usually use vinegar or bleach to rinse out my HE Machine. I used this product, and had a horrid odor in the machine after use. The powder remained in my tray and took two additional cycles to remove the powder and odor. I didn't really notice any odor when I tried the product and figured it was worth a shot. Boy was I wrong. Big waste of money and time!!! Would not recommend this product to anyone!!!!

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TaraH4

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Perfume free

We purchased a new front load washer and were told to use the cleaner once a month. The cleaner seems to work but we have stopped using it because of the perfume added to it. Tide makes a non-perfume detergent which we use because of allergies and other reasons. The Tide cleaner has perfume and we are unable to use it. Does Tide make a non-perfume cleaner for this type of washer? I gave it an overall rating of 3 because of the perfume.

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tjbergy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
When does the smell go away?

The washing machine cleaner leaves a very loud odor that just does not dissipate. I have washed 3 loads since cleaning my front loader, using both bleach and soda and it still smells of the cleaner. I do not use anything at all with a fragrance and was very discurbed when I opened the package but assumed (wrongly) that the odor with be wahed away or dissipate. Why can washing detergent be made free of dyes and fragrances but this smell so loud?

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Rann

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Not Working

I love the concept of this product but, the soap powder stays in the tray. Maybe Tide can come up with a liquid for HE washing machines.

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4Reel

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
not working

i have a front loader and put the washing machine cleaner in detergent dispenser drawer like the instructions say and run the machine. but at the end of cycle the powder is still in the dispenser in a damp blob and the machine still smells. i wasted my money on this. or am i doing something wrong?

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runner

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
tide washing machine cleaner

I love this product it keeps my HE machine smelling goooood as well as my clothes, and the garage as well, it like being at the laundramat. Thank you for creating this product because my machine would have a mildew smell. Keep up the good work.

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deedara

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Clean Odor

Or just leave the door open a crack after final wash to have air circulate without any further product or expense. Has worked for me from the start now 1yr. Who would have thunk - LOL

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Sweet

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Not Just Once

In washing in the HE washers I think that if you have more than 3 loads a week you should maybe wash your washer at least once a week. I have started wiping the door off and leaving it open between washing and that helps a lot with the smell. This is why I think if you could wash the washer once a week it would probably do better. You never had this problem in the old washers.

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tlady4477047

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Don't think twice - buy it!

I have been driving my husband crazy cleaning the vent for the dryer and even called in a service tech at a cost of $150.00 because of the awful smell when I did wash. My family's clothes smelled terrible and we have a baby in the house too. I saw the commercial for Tide WM cleaner, and after ONE load, it was like my moms laundry smelled from my childhood. So happy to have my problem solved with something so inexpensive.

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Scissorhands

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
I love this product

I use the cleaner monthy. Washer is fresh smelling. I don't know how I lived without it before ..... try it!

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saf6m

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Most left in detergent tray

I used this project using Tide's directions and by using the cleaning function on my Kenmore washer. Both times I had most of the product still in the detergent tray at the end of the process. I plan to go back to the other brands made specifically for my washer.

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aggie7

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Fabulous Product!

I had been noticing a nasty odor whenever my washing machine would start to operate and couldn't figure out why or what it was. I have a front loader and always leave the door open for the machine to dry out. I saw an ad for Tide Washing Machine Cleaner and knew I had to try it! Upon my first use of the product, my washing machine smells better already! Perfect solution to my laundry dilemma. Thank you for such a needed and worthwhile product! Fresh and Sweet Smelling once again, Kim

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RichfieldKim

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Unbelievable!

We have had that awful musty smell in our washing machine for some time now. No matter how much bleach I cleaned it with, it never smelled clean, ever. We tried the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner for the first time this past weekend.... unbelievable. No more mildew smell ... not in the machine, not in the jeans, not in the towels ... not at all. Thanks again for another great product, Tide.....

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Laundryforeight

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Really worked for us

The sour smell coming from my mother's front load washer was sickening. We had to stay on top of the laundry or end up rewashing the load again just to get the smell out before drying. When I saw the ad for the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner I went out and bought it. Read the directions and followed them to the letter. The instructions said if odor is already present in the washer use a pack a week for three weeks as instructed. After the first use the smell was a little worse because of the combination of sour and wahing machine cleaner odors, ran an extra rinse and the odor lessened. After the second week the smell was almost gone. After the third week the sour smell was completely gone and only a fresh clean smell was left behind. We will be using the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner once a month from now on to keep her front load washer odor free. This is a great product and highly recommend it. Note: I used the clean washer setting on my mom's front load with this product.

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prefertide

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

I have had a musty smell in my front load washer (approx 4 years old) for a little while. Saw the commercial for this, and have always respected Tide products. After using it as directed, the entire floor the laundry is on stinks and smells worse and more moldy. I dont know what to do at this point. I will not be recommending this product to anyone any time soon.

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sassigirl923

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Sad results

I followed the directions and continue to get a musty mildew smell in my jeans and towels. Not happy with product at all.

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skyM

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

I couldn't wait to try this, but was disappointed. I have a front load washer and it did have a faint smell to it. I used the product and my washer smelled worse!! I aired it and my house out for awhile did a load of laundry and my clothes smelled just like it! Had to rewash them. The smell of the cleaner is so strong and bad that it's not even worth the money it cost.

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Rubber

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
This might do it

I have tried everything to get rid of the odor in my he washer. This seems to be working. Not 100% yet as I have only used two packets, but I have high hopes for it.

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chickadee

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Fantastic Product

I am shopping for another box today. This really did a great job. No odors, and the machine looked so clean.

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Bowman88

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Good Idea

This product may be the best to get rid of the smell once it starts, but the secret to not ever getting the smell in a front load HE washer is after you finish using the washer you need to leave the door open and pull the despensing tray out completely and empty it of water. Leave it open to air dry and then put the drawer back and close the door. It's the only thing that works.

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macsgto

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Washing machine cleaner

I thought this sounded like a great product. I have always trusted Tide. I was disappointed when I opened the detergent drawer to find at least half of the cleaner still in it.

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scoop

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Washing machine cleaner

I recently tried Tide Washing Machine Cleaner in my HE washer. When I opened the detergent dispense drawer to put my detergent in to wash my first load after cleaning my washer, I was shocked to find that there was still about half of the cleaner left in the dispenser cup that I had to dump out. I followed the directions on the package which included using only one pouch, running the washer on “Normal” cycle, in the hot water setting but why did it only dispense half of the cleaner? Has anyone else had this problem? Other than that I have always be a fan of Tide products and place my trust in Tide but with the product only dispensing half of the cleaner it makes me skeptical to use the product again not knowing if the rest of the detergent is still in my washer or will be dispensed on my clean clothes.

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Vonetta

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Never thought it would work

I have been trying everything to get rid of odors in my washer and have not been able to find anything. I saw a commercial for Tide Washing Machine Cleaner and thought I have tried everything else, what the heck I'll give this a shot. I have used it one time and will be using my second packet this weekend. I was amazed at the difference in my clothing. I have several dogs and cats and you know how the odor, even if the house is clean, the litter box and just overall animal odor seems to linger. My clothing was, or at least I felt it was, starting to have an odor, human sweat and animal alike. I put this in my washer on Sunday before starting my laundry and my clothing came out fresh and clean. No more feeling as if my clothes have a lingering odor. I know they smell fresh and clean. I have been waiting on a product just like this. It is awesome and it does work. I will be using this forever. Thanks Tide!

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Sbwilson

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Better than the cleaning instructions

I have a Whirlpool Duet that I cannot get the musty smell out of. I was told I have hard water and to not run liquid soap or softner in it. So I moved over to Tide powder, no softner, added 1/2 cup of Borax and crossed my fingers. It helped some. This did the trick! I will be using it once a month to keep the smell down. I sprinkled mine in the drum, per the instructions. I also placed a small amount in the tray to clean out the gunk. Hot water cycle and clean as can be!

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Nank

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Great Product!!

My washer had starting having an odor inside. I was looking for a washing machine cleaning product. Saw the ad for Tide's product a day or two later got it and love it!! Just told my mother about it and she plans on buying some for herself.

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grs120

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Good product but can't stand the smell.

I have a top load washer which I used your product in yesterday. Wow, the smell is pretty bad. Glad I could open my windows and air out the house! Also, warn consumers to run a load of old towels in their machine after using this. I did and they ended up with more flakes of the soap scum/fiber stuff on them. I ran them through the rinse cycle again then it came off. The next load of clothes, jeans, came out ok and without anything on them. My loads have been fine since. I will be using this once month if the weather is nice and I can open my windows!

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paohmi

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
AWESOME AWESOME

It works exactly as it says it does. I have a front load lg washer and I was about to buy a new top load washing machine because i couldnt get the awefull smell and gunk out of the machine. I tried all kinds of things and nothing worked. As I was walking around the store i noticed the tide washing machine cleaner. Its been only a week since we used the product and it has made a WORLD of difference already. It has almost elimanted the odor and removed almost all the gunk that was stuck between the rubber gasket. Thank you tide, your product works AWESOME.

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Speedy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
NEEDS MORE DETAILED DIRECTIONS

Like many of you, I read the directions and poured the powder into the detergent dispenser not even thinking it was a powder rather than my liquid Tide I use and was left with a mess. I started reading the reviews and went to my washing machine's directions and I'm supposed to remove the tray before using a powder. In Tide's defense, they can't possibly give specific directions for all the washers out there, but they can put some generic statement on the box to refer to your machine instructions for using powder. The scent is a bit overpowering, but if you're trying to get rid of musty, moldy, mildew smells I guess it has to be strong. It would be great if they can tone it down or offer a scent-free version. I didn't find that it lingered, however, I just did it and I may not be noticing it as much someone who hasn't been exposed to it. It leaves the washer smelling fresh. It looks like the mildew residue that gets stuck in the rubber gasket was reduced. I've been drying the rubber after my last load each time I do laundry along with removing and wiping down the detergent drawer and compartments to eliminate mold growth. I'll see how it looks after a week or so and try it again.

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richphilly

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Super Product

My top load washer was smelling musty..even after using bleach and hot water. I found this product and it loosened up a lot of crud in areas I could not clean ( most likely old fabric sofener and detergent) and left my washer fresh and clean. I love the smell! Great stuff! I love all of Tide's products.

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LoveTide

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

I have found the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner works GREAT on the old or mildew smell that accumulates over time in my washing machine. No one wants to wash their clothes twice and even that will not take away the odor as will the Tide washing machine cleaner. Thanks Tide!!, for thinking of everything!

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TCW56

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Best so far..

This seems to be the best product so far to attack the frustrating goop that constantly builds up on these HE washers. My first recommendation would be not to get a front load! My second would be..if you do..buy stock in this product because you'll be using a lot of it! I tried the new clorox cleaner and surprisingly it did not work as well as the tide! I have to run two packages through at least 2x a month.. it really needs to be used weekly but if you forget you'll need to double maybe triple up to get it really fresh and clean. Great product though..so far the best out there I've found.

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pchef512

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Great product

Since purchasing my new HE toploading Maytag washer over a year ago, I have been a faithful user of the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. Yes, it smells, but I prefer that to smelling mold and mildew and I feel that my clothes are going into a clean washing machine. For those that complain that it clumps in their washer's dispenser/tray, did you read the directions? You are not to place it in the dispenser or tray but to evenly place it in the washer itself then turn the washing machine on the hot cycle or "cleaning" mode. I have followed the directions and never had any issues. I wash everything in my washing machine and it still maintains a wonderful smell without any residue inside the washing machine by using this product faithfully every 40 loads or once a month, whichever comes first. I would urge those that had a bad experience the first time by placing it in their dispenser or tray to sprinkle the contents of the package directly into the washer tub and watch it work magic!

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Marcia

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Strong Scent!

Before Affresh came out, I used dishwasher powdered detergent about every 4 months. (FYI my washer did not smell or have mold issue, just do it for "preventive maint") Then Affresh came out, and I've used that been happy with the results, and refreshing lemmon/lime scent. Tide then came out, and I do like the smell of powdered Tide, so I thought I'd give it a try. Ran a clean cycle with this Tide. Oh my word!! I was almost knocked over when I open the door! The scent was STRONG! I ran another cycle to get rid of it, and it did not go away! I threw the package away, and went back to Affresh!

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Mayguy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Solves the smelly washer problem - snap!

This cleaner actually works and doesn't require all the extras like running vinegar and/or bleach. I had my front loader for about three years and and even though I did all the recommended cleaning (bleach, vinegar, wiping the inside, leaving the door open) it smelled! And, in turn it made my clothes smell. I used the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner in combination with the Tide HE powder in my front loader and the smell vanished immediately. I now use it once a month or immediately before I go on vacation and have had no problems. This product works. A+.

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VolleyMom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Fragrance Overload

I have been a lifelong user of Tide products. For the last 10 years I have used Tide Free because it's fragrance free. So as I sit writing this, I am not happy that the entire first floor of my house is filled with the VERY strong fragrance of this cleaning product. I have run an empty cycle to try and wash out the extra fragrance, but the washing machine still carrys the odor and I'm having to open windows on a rainy day to try and flush it out the air around me. I can understand a nice mild fragrance being added to this product, but this is FRAGRANCE OVERLOAD by a mile! I will not use this product again and will be returning the rest of the box.

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tlst

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