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
Worked Great

For the person that said all it did was make a mess in the tray for her front loader, you have a seperation piece that you have to move depending on if you are using liquid or powder. I made the same mistake the first time I tried it.

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Darla

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works Great

I used it in my old top loader. Now use it in my front loader. Most people use liquid soap in their washers now. Why would you put a powder in the drawer. And so much! Follow the directions. As for the musty smell, if you can leave the door open. My daughter's washer is older than mine. We both leave the door open when not in use. No musty oder yet.

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grandmom12

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Awesome

I think this product works great! For those who didn't like it, I wonder..did you run it on the hot water cycle? If not, give it another try!

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Mountainlover

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Mucky Mess

I have a beautiful new front load machine but like most of us who wash clothes, after a while the washer gets a musty smell. I tried the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner but I should have saved my money. The stuff did not disolve at all and left a mess in my detergent tray that I had to scrape out. Like a few others commented, I will throw out the rest of the package.

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BonStu

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Horrible!!! Don't waste your money!!!

I was expecting great things because it was from "Tide", but I was let down! I have front loaders and I was told that every 6 months you are suppose to clean your washer so I bought the Tide Washer Machine Cleaner and placed it in the compartment and ran the cycle. When it was done all I found was a clump of mushy detergent in the compartment and a residue on the door. Not only did I return it to the store , I also contacted customer service about the problem, then I told everyone I knew, and I know alot of people, the store I took it back to took it off their shelf because alot of other people returned their product also for dissatisfaction. I have no idea where they tested this, but it isn't a good product. This one needs to go back and be re-thought and tweeked then brought back only when it actually works.

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trblncolo

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

thanks so much for this product. I have been looking for a washing machine cleaner and this is definitely it. thanks again

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good

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Better than Affresh

Best product I have found so far! I am renting and have a washing machine that is 25 years old. It had the worst moldy smell and grime on the agitator. I tried Affresh, which is expensive, and the smell remained. Then I tried Tide and the smell disappeared for a few days. Thinking that the musty smell was years in the making and impossible to eradicate due to the age of the machine, I now use Tide washing machine cleaner once each week. Yes, it is very fragrant, they could tone it down it a bit. But it is much better than the house smelling like moldy slime. In response to those expecting results with only one washing - if your machine has been smelling for a while, it makes sense that more than one washing would be required. Then regular upkeep, just like everything else we have to repeatedly clean is needed.

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Zumajaz

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Too Smelly!

This product is extremely fragrant - it took multiple wash cycles to get the smell of the tide product out of the clothes washer. It did nothing to eliminate any musty smell. I threw the rest away! A waste of money.

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TLM5

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Too Fragrant for us

This product does a fine job, but I wont use it again until I can open all the windows - too fragrant - please, please develop a scent free version.

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Brack

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Fabulous New Product

I am totally hooked on this!! I don't usually buy new products unless I have a coupon, but decided to try this because my HE washer smelled musty, and my clothes never did smell fresh. I absolutely love it. I used it once a week for 3 weeks, and it still smells fresh, and clothes smell great. I love the strong scent, after I use it, I keep the washer open and the scent fills my laundry room--I would totally recommend this to anyone!!

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lisarog9

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Response to/for Tigger

Sorry, Tigger!! But I LOVE the scents!! I have a daughter who has serious allergies, but I just don't use this when she is home (she is in college, and is NOT home often!!!) :-) Tide, please keep the scents and do develop new ones, but please do go back to the tables and develop something for people like Tigger and Erica!!! Thnx---ep

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ebonyprincess

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Good product but strong smell

I try to be environmentally conscious, however, I haven't found a way to clean out my washer well using eco-friendly products. So I bought this and it worked really well. I enjoy the scent however it was a bit strong for my preference. If they toned it down a bit, I'd be even happier. Not sure how eco-friendly it is either because I don't hardly recognize all of the chemical-sounding ingredients. Plus there's bleach in it.

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theknabs

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
scent

I love the fresh smell of my laundry. Other detergents scents don't last very long. My clothes stay nice and fresh for months and I love it!!

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MoRose1962

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Good for Maintenance After a Good Cleaning

We had that musty smell and after I cleaned out all the gunk under the rubber and used this product for 3 weeks, the smell hasn't come back. I WILL continue to use this product!

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RS65

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
allergy to perfume

LIke Tigger, I suffer from allergies and, again like Tigger, object to the (over)use of perfume. Please tone it down OR offer the product for fragrance-free people.

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Chani

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Tone down the perfume.

Bought a house with the washer and dryer included. Washed clothes for a month and things started to smell funky. Started to smell on the clothes as well. Tried just bleach. Did not do such a great job. This stuff worked but tone down the perfume please. We are a household full of allgery sufferers. If you are useing so much perfume I am starting to wonder if it is doing a good job or just covering up the smell. Think about the people who can't handle the perfumes please. Thank you.

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Tigger

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
The best

I totally love love love this product. I too have a front load washer (as a previous reviewer) there was gunk built up on the inside of my door and this product totally cleaned all of the build up off, the drum is shiny and the smell is nice and fresh. I would totally recommend this product to my family and friends.

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MommaV

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
A Breath of Fresh Air

We have a Samsung front loader washer and drier. We also have two teenagers who cannot comprend that the washer must dryout before the door is closed or it will sour. Thank you Tide for relieving me of the constant frustraton of a smelly washing machine and the children also thank you for getting me off of thier case. Sincerely, Lorna

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Lorna

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
A great buy

I truly like thiss product, I not only found that it cleaned my washer, but I found the fragrance was nice and I liked the way it made my laundry room smell after I used it.

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brighton90

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Too Much Fragrance

The product seems to work fine, but you really need to tone down the fragrance!

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RevJim

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
This product STINKS-- literally!

I had high hopes for this product because I have only used Tide for years. It cleans my clothes, makes sense that it would clean my washing machine, right? Wrong! I have an HE front-loading machine. There is some gook forming on the inside rim because water pools there. So I figured I'd give this a try. The first thing I noticed after I finished the cycle-- IT STINKS!! I mean, yuck. My whole laundry and hallway smell horrific. It smells like old garbage. I cannot believe that anyone thinks this smells clean. I had to air the place out for a few hours. I am not exaggerating. But, holding my breath, I looked into the machine and it is no cleaner than it was before I used this product. So, it doesn't work and it smells. A BIG disappointment from a brand like Tide. I will still use their detergent, but I am definitely leery of all the other new products they are coming out with now.

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geezie

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
money well spent

I saw this product in the grocery store and thought I should try it. My husband farms, so you can only imagine what comes off of his clothes EVERYDAY, i.e. mud, manure, feed dust, etc. (lots of it to) I am constantly doing laundry just to stay ahead of it all, I used this product last week and I am amazed to how it cleaned my top load washer which had build up on the tub, that bleach and 'elbow grease' just wouldn't do the job. The smell was pleasant, and my washer is just like new! Plan on using this once a month from now on! I have recommended it to many people since! Thanks for making this product!

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Kelly

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Exceeded my expectations!

This is an excellent product. It's easy to use, and cleaned my washer better than bleach. Completely eliminated the bad odors and residue build-up. The product produced a clean, fresh scent in my laundry room. I LOVE IT!

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Gina

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
What a mess!

Load the product into the dispenser on my front load washer. Ran Normal cycle using hot water as reccommended. About half of the cleaner was left in the dispenser. Ran Santize cycle on super hot water. There was cleaner still in the dispenser. Had to remove dispenser and clean it out. Package containing the three packets leaks. I have washing machine cleaner all over my desk! Will never buy or use this product again.

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Dede

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Love it!

This product works great. It makes the washer sparkle and the I really like the clean smell. I use this monthly and my washer no longer gets a musty smell.

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LRR1

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Excellent!

I saw this at my local supermarket and decided to give it a try. I use my HE front loader for regular clothes, as well as large comforters and dog beds (3 dogs)! My clothes always came out smelling fresh from the detergent and fabric softenener, but I would notice that if I didn't leave the washer door open to allow the drum to dry, I could not get the musty smell out. Also, I would find gooped up dog hair stuck near the the viewing window on the door. I folowed the instructions and used one packet a week until the smell was gone, and now have been using it once a month. I absolutely LOVE it! No more worries about my smelly washer.

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mistiliah

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Good cleaner

I saw the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner in the grocery store and decided to give it a try. I was using just bleach in a hot water cycle to clean the machine but I thought this did a better job. I noticed that someone said it left residue, but I didn't have that problem. It does leave a smell and that's why I didn't give it a 5. I use all scent free and dye free products and would love a scent free cleaner. It did not cause any irritation on my sensitive skin in terms of the clothes washed in the load immediately following a wash cycle.

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potsysmom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Total Clean!

I saw Tide Washing Machine Cleaner at one of our local supermarkets, and decided to give it a try. I looked inside my washer before using it, and gave the washer drum a good sniff-test as well. I used the packet as directed before going to bed. When I woke the next morning, I checked the washer again, and was amazed. The washer always looks clean inside, and still does. However, the washer drum has never smelled as fresh and clean as it does now! What a great job the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner did at cleaning my washer!! Thanks, Tide, for another quality product!!

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BeetleGuy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Better than all the rest

I used to have to use either bleach or Affresh monthly in my front loading washer. Now that I'm using Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, I can go longer between cleaning and the fresh smell remains longer. Tide is the only way to go.

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Nancyb7

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Worked OK - Left Over Residue

The product worked fine, but left a lot of caked detergent powder in the detergent dispenser. Appears to be a problem they need to resolve. Keep trying Tide.

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Tommy

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Not for me

I have a Whirlpool Duet washer and purchased Tide Washing Machine cleaner. Followed directions and put the cleaner in the dispenser drawer. I had to run the machine three times (with hot water) to attempt to get all the product dissolved and even then there were still chunks of cleaner in the drawer. And the aroma lingers. I use and love Tide HE Free but I won't purchase the cleaner again

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greenknitcat

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

I purchased Tide because store was out of Affresh. I use Tide 2Xultra fragrance and dye free so, I felt confident about the product. I will not be purchasing this product again because the smell is awful. It has been three days and I still can’t get near the laundry room without wheezing. There should be a warning about the smell!

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Jo

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Wonderful!

I am unable to use regular bleach, and was worried about my washer being clean (much to my boyfriend's amazement, I'm the type who even washes inside the dishwasher!). This Tide product smells wonderful and is easing my mind. I find the scent soothing and fresh. I bought it as a trial, but intend to buy the larger box!

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VickieB

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Suggestion for Package Instructions

I forgot to change the detergent dispenser from liquid to powder before I used the cleaner. Thanks to the reviews, I will know how to use the product correctly. It would be helpful for Tide to include that information in their instructions( for those of us who use only liquid detergent and may not remember to adjust the dispenser). I do like the smell!

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marthanan

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Smells and looks great!

Just bought this product and can't believe how clean and great smelling it left my front loading washing machine. I have read through many comments and have found many people are not setting their dispenser for POWDER instead of LIQUID. If you use liquid detergent, be sure to set your dispenser to use POWDER. You won't see any clumps and the dispenser tray will be clean if you read the directions. Great product and great smell. Thanks Tide!

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AncientTree

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
problem with left over smell

I followed the directions on the package for a top loader but the smell after using the product was overwhelming. I'm wondering if the Whirlpool Cabrio would be an exception to the directions on the label, and the powder should of been put in the dispenser.

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kymom22

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
No clumps folks if you put it in the powder cup

To those who have been finding clumps in their detergent dispenser after using this product: depending on your type of HE machine, you have to move a little plastic divider in the dispenser compartment for POWDER, if you usually use liquids. Treat this product as you would a Powder detergent and it works like a charm. LOVE this product and the fresh, non musty way it leaves my machine!!

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skiergrl

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Awesome Cleaner

My top loader is 9 years old and developed a strong mildew odor last year. We moved to our community in 2005 and I can't use bleach causes a chemical reaction and turns everything the water tan or orange. Well we finally figured out why the odor came with 4 years of not being able to wash whites with bleach. I started just running the washer with bleach and baking soda but it didn't do anything. I tired one packet of Tide washing machine cleaner 3 weeks ago and put the second one in this morning. And yes I know it recommends doing 1 packet a week for the 1st month but I was conserving funds. I am telling this is awesome! I priced another product and it was way out of my budget. And a new washer isn't in the workings for awhile. Tide Washing Machine Cleaner fits in my budget! Thank you Tide!

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myjoy2go

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Very Pleased

My parents recently purchased a new washer and dryer set so I inherited their 5 year old front loader washer. I noticed that it had a fairly strong odor and my mother said this was nothing new. . .especially after you have gone a few days without using the machine. I used the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner and the smell is nearly gone. The powder did clump a little in the dispenser, but I just ran the machine a second time and the powder/clumps were gone. I was so pleased with the product that I told my mother about it so that she can start using it on her new machine to help avoid this problem in the future.

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AJRUSS76

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
You Get What You Pay For

I have a SamSung Silver Care washer and love it! I never really had any odor problems with it since I leave the door slightly ajar all week till my next load of laundry. However It is still important to clean this machine monthly to keep it running and the pump clear of all residue. Tide washer cleaner does a great job for the price and leaves behind a fresh clean smell. My washer tub looks really clean afterwards. It may be a bit pricey, but such an investment deserves a great product to keep it clean.

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RussCat

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
No More Clumps

For those of you who have front loading machines, most of them have a dispenser for liquid which is actually an insert in the dispenser tray. If you remove the insert and place the Washing Machine Cleaner right in the tray you wont have any clumps as this is what most machines suggest when washing with powder.

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sabrina

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Smelly washer no more....maybe?

My washing machine has had a smelly sock like odor for a while....just tried the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner for the first time and have noticed an improvement....PLEASE lower the price. This product is just too expensive!!!

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katieK1

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Clumped up in dispenser

So I bought Tide Washing Machine Cleaner this past week for my HE washer. Put it in my dispenser and it didn't dispense, it just clumped up in a big ball in the dispenser! I had to dig the clump out using a knife and a scraper. Now I know my dispenser is working since I use it all the time for my clothes and used it after this product. I just hope Tide Washing Machine Cleaner didn't RUIN MY WASHER LONG TERM! Jason

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Jason11

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Really great smell, however bad price

I was a little hesitant to try this product since it is rather pricey, but I'm glad I did! It really improved the smell and inside of my washer. I would have to agree with some of the others though to please lower the price.

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swanau

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Excellent Product

I have a Maytag Neptune front load washer since 2004. I have an odor problem off and on... the reason I purchased the product is because of the mold that I have on the gasket. I used this product last week and again this week and I can already see a difference in the mold. I have tried cleaning the mold with bleach, baking soda and other cleaning products (including Tilex for mold and mildew) and could not remove it. I am positive that this product will remove the mold. I do not have the problem with the detergent not dissolving in the dispenser (maybe my water is hotter). I also think the smell is refreshing. It smells very clean. :)

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batemanm

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
A Great Buy

The new Tide washing machine cleaner smells great and does a good job oh my HE washer thanks tide for making the product,

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HarleyMom

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Works great but a little pricey

This product worked great to clean my Whirlpool HE washer (purchased 2006). The smell was nice too. I found if I leave the washer door slightly ajar and the make sure the detergent compartement is empty of any water when I'm done using my washer. I don't have any oder issues. I was more interested in the fact that it would clean my washer of my husbands greasy work clothes residue. It would be nice if they lowered the price some.

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Terry

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
poor product for front loaders

used cleaner in my front loader as instructed used normal cycle when it was done the powder was still in the wash cup it was just a wet thick clump that I had to scoop out

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P95687

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Front end loaders

This product worked great as long as you set up your washing machine right. Since it is a powder you have to set the detergent cup to use a powder. On mine I just had to move a divider in the soap cup. Also if you leave the door open on your machine after a cycle( to let it air dry inside) you will NOT have a foul smell in your washer. I used this product to CLEAN the washer not get rid of the smell.

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mcd1

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
Odor and residue

I have a Whirpool Duet set with the odor issue that is a real problem. I've scrubbed the rubber door gasket with baking soda, bleach and whatever seemed like a good idea. I never knew detergents can leave a residue until just recently. I found the Tide cleaner accidently the other day and gave it a try. This is the first time in 4 years that the laundry room doesn't smell musty from the washer odor. However, I only gave it 4 stars because I feel Tide really needs to tone down the fragrance. It is way too strong.

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Brenda

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