Product Detail

Washers today use less water, which can leave behind residues in your machine, including areas you can’t see, like the back of the tub, hoses, drain, etc. These residues can lead to a build up of odor, which can be transferred to your laundry.

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, a unique detergent for cleaning washing machines, penetrates and lifts away residues and deposits from the surfaces in your washer with its specially designed surface active ingredients.

  • Freshens washer, leaving behind a fresh, clean scent.
  • Works on both high efficiency and non-high efficiency machines.
  • Not for use with clothes.

Dosage

How to Use Tide Washing Machine Cleaner:

  • Remove clothing or other items before using Tide Washing Machine Cleaner.
  • For a top-loading washing machine, pour 1 pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner directly into your washer tub.
  • For a front-loading washing machine, pour 1 pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner into your detergent dispenser drawer.
  • Run washer on normal cycle with the hot water setting.

For maintenance:
Use Tide Washing Machine Cleaner once a month for cleaning washing machine odors and residues to freshen your machine.

If an odor problem or visible residue already exists:
Use 1 pouch of washing machine cleaner per week for 3 consecutive weeks following the instructions above. Then, continue to use 1 pouch per month for maintenance.

FAQ

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

A: No. We don’t recommend using laundry detergent or washing machine cleaners in the dishwasher. We suggest using 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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11/06/2017

Love it alot

I really like this product but a lot of money for only 3 packs and it's not easy to find, or is sold out ALL the time !!

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09/21/2017

disappointed with this product

i have a new washer and bought this product to clean the inside as recommended, once a month. After the use there was a horrible smell . I had to throw the rest of this product away.

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Tide The Tide Team 09/22/2017

Our Washing Machine Cleaner was designed to take on the tough job of freshening the washing machine drum. This process could create a fragrance which might get intense in smaller spaces. Depending on the size and ventilation efficiency 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. It has been thoroughly evaluated to be safe. We’d like to learn more about your experience, please call us at (800) 879-8433.

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07/09/2017

Did the trick, smell not as bad as others say

It loosed caked on gunk, a quick rinse cycle did the rest. There was a smell, in btwn fresh and chemical smell, but not unpleasant. After a rinse and leaving the top open overnight it wasn't as strong

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07/08/2017

Wanted to freshen up my washer

With all the wonderful fragrance you make for our laundry..this is terrible to clean the washer. Wow really??

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Tide Response From Tide 07/11/2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us; we know the scent of our Washing Machine Cleaner can be intense, depending on the size and ventilation of your laundry room. We're sad to hear that you weren't a fan, but we will happily share your comments with our team. Please don't hesitate to give us a call at (800) 879-8433 with any questions.

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06/14/2017

Strong smell

After reading the reviews I thought I'd give peace of my mind. I live on well water with softener. The water that sits in the tub that doesn't drain fully starts to smell moldy/musty. Husband notice it more than I. So i use this every 6 months and it works well in my top loading washer. I do believe It has a strong smell, but also it takes away the musty smell in the clothes. I just wish it didn't cost so much.

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05/11/2017

IT STINKS!!!

I'll continue to use Tide detergent, but not Tide washing machine cleaner, it STINKS! (literally!) I'm done! I've found a new cleaner and I've thrown out the Tide cleaner I had left. :(

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Tide Response From Tide 05/16/2017

We want you to have a great experience with all of our products and we're sorry that hasn't been the case. We'd very much like to learn more and see how we can help. Please give us a call at 1-800-879-8433.