|Item Weight||7.7 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.8 x 5.3 x 3.3 inches|
|Item model number||W10306172|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Whirlpool W10306172 Affresh Washer Cleaning Kit
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The little Affresh cakes look and smell suspiciously like dishwasher tablets, albeit several times the price. I used all of the tablets, as indicated, and my machine smelled curiously like a chemical detergent mixed with hot plastic - not unlike my dishwasher. I was unsure if this new odor was disguising the mold stank, so I spent several minutes squatting in front of my washing machine, head fully inside the drum, sniffing carefully like sommelier for hints of mold. I let the machine dry out and returned for another smell, and it does indeed seem to be mold free.
It helped eliminate the stale odor in my washer and kept it fresh. No strong after scent like clorox.
Easy to use. Just drop the tablet inside and run your washer in normal cycle.
The wipe cloth that came with the pack is not a necessity. I recommend purchasing just the Affresh tablets. The cloth is just a disinfectant wipe. I dry the inside of my washer with plain paper towel and follow it with some lysol disinfectant wipes.
We only do laundry once a week so I plan of using the tablets every 3 months. Recommended use is every month for heavy usage.
By now most people realize one of the big drawbacks to front loading washers is the mold and smell that comes from the wet rubber seals. Manufacturers have addressed this problem and have been relentlessly trying to find effective solutions. Wipe the seal after each load, they say - keep the door open overnight, they say - but in reality that won't prevent the mold and smell, just delay it.
Enter Affresh. They've devised a little tab, about the size of a Zippo lighter, that dissolves in water and cleans those crevices of the rubber seal and the drum itself. We have a Maytag Maxima 6000 and it actually has a Clean Washer with Affresh cycle on it. So it's safe to say that big name manufactures give this product the thumbs up.
Using the tab is as easy and dropping it inside the drum(DO NOT put it in the dispenser), selecting the cycle and pushing start. If you don't have a Clean Washer cycle, the Normal cycle will work, but maybe just drop the Spin to Low or No Spin. If you're like me and are concerned about the tab banging around inside the drum as it dissolves, don't worry, I researched it and the stainless steel of the drum will not be damaged. After about 10 minutes of the 45 minute cycle the tab is gone and there's just a bunch a soapy water sloshing around inside getting into the seals and all over the window. Once done, I noticed the drum was visibly more shinier and the rubber was free of any debris. It also smelled fantastic.
With the cost of these machines, you need to maintain them - you can't just run it and wipe it lest you want smelly laundry and premature failure.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very useful and effective. I use them regularly to maintain our HE washer. Highly recommended.Published 20 months ago by Bernard P. Carman, SAC
It makes your washer smell good for about two hours, but does not solve or remove the underlying issue causing odor.Published on December 23, 2013 by Jellyfish
We have a front end loading washing machine. The combination dissolving cleaning disc and Grit-Grabber wipes do a great job, cleaning and keeping mold at bay around the rubber seal... Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Wayne G.
Dosen work well dose not older take oder away not wort the price.simple doing cycle with Clorox wors much better then itPublished on November 9, 2013 by John M. Esposito
Have always used it and will continue to use it. I use it every month as recommended and have had no problems with my washer with residue or smellPublished on June 28, 2013 by sue_mclaughlin
This is a good product, the best part is the amount you get as opposed to the usual little three pack.The price is fair.Published on March 30, 2013 by Cynthia M. Pascale
These have been instrumental in keeping our washer clean. They are very simple, you just put the tablet in an empty washer and wash. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by David Methvin