Product Detail

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner Laundry Detergent fights odor causing residues with a powerful oxygenated bleach system that gets at the source of the odor. Clean clothes start with a clean washer. Fight odor-causing residues in your washer from laundry soils, detergents and water hardness minerals with Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. It helps fight and lift odor-causing residues as it freshens for a clean, fresh washer.

Dosage

Remove clothing or other items before using Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. 
For maintenance: Use Tide Washing Machine Cleaner once a month to clean & freshen your washing machine.

Safety

Ensuring the safety of our Tide® line of fabric care products is a responsibility that P&G takes very seriously. Before any product can appear on store shelves, it must be demonstrated safe to use as intended. But that is only the beginning of our journey. The Earth's resources are limited and valuable, and we have an obligation to future generations to use these resources wisely.

FAQ

Q: Is it OK to use laundry detergent in a dishwasher?

A: No. We don’t recommend you use laundry detergent in the dishwasher. We suggest you use an automatic dishwasher detergent, like Cascade.

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Tide does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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3.2/5 (362)
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59% Recommended

Alecia W.

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8/3/2013

Review of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

It does a really good job at maintaing a fresh smelling washer, therefore fresh smelling clothes

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05/23/2016

Horrific, Overpowered Fragrance

This product may have cleaned my machine, but the overpowering fragrance is offensive. After several rinses and a small load, my washer still stinks. The other two packets are already in the trash.

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Houston
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05/02/2016

Grossly over scented

Scent is unpleasant, overpowering, and lingers too long. Clean doesn't have to smell. I shouldn't have to open a window to air it out.

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Tide Response From Tide 05/05/2016

The process while using Tide's Washing Machine Cleaner can create a fragrance which might get intense in smaller spaces, Brian, and we're sorry you dislike this strong scent. The good news is, the fragrance should be gone after 30 minutes to a few hours based on the size and ventilation efficiency of your laundry room. If you have any questions or comments, please give us a call at 1-800-879-8433, 9:00AM - 6:00PM EST, Monday - Friday

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Iowa
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04/30/2016

Plug your nose!

Too much fragrance. I have used it 2xs hoping for better results. Open windows, still stank. Yuck!

Not Recommend Product

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Tide Response From Tide 05/03/2016

We’re sorry you found the scent too strong. Tide Washing Machine Cleaner is designed for the tough job of cleaning out residue and freshening the washing machine drum. Depending on the size and ventilation of your laundry room, the fragrance could last 30 minutes to several hours. Opening a window or using a fan could help diminish the fragrance faster and the scent should be completely gone after running several cycles of laundry.

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04/08/2016

Please REDUCE the Perfume

Using product for years, BUT REDUCE PERFUME. Frustrating to see product that WORKS, but no response to complaints. Maybe smell caused by cleaning agents, but feels like TOO MUCH perfume.

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Tide Response From Tide 04/15/2016

We love hearing from our loyal consumers and thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have passed your input onto our Quality Assurance team. Our Washing Machine Cleaner was designed to refresh the washing machine drum and this process may result in a fragrance. The fragrance may be stronger in smaller spaces and we recommend opening a window or turning on a fan to help air out the room. If you would like to share more about your experience, please contact us at 1-800-726-7377.

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03/30/2016

Now What??????

Holy moly…this is HORRIBLE stuff. I've never smelled anything so awful. Smells like sewage water. Now my clothes will smell terrible for how many loads?????

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Tide Consumer Relations 04/04/2016

I am so sorry to hear about your experience with Tide Washing machine cleaner. We would not expect it to smell like you described. You may need to use the product several times to remove any significant build-up of residues in your machine which causes bad smells. Please feel free to get in touch with us at 1-(800) 879-8433 to share more details and get some help with your purchase. Thanks for your review.

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02/25/2016

Great Tide Scent

We like this cleaner. It is a bit expensive but it has that great Tide scent!

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