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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

Designed to care for your machine.

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

  • Washing machine cleaner for superior odor and residue removal vs. leading competitor

  • Fights odor-causing residues with a powerful, oxygenated bleach system

  • Penetrates and lifts away residues from the surface of the washer

  • Works with front and top-loading washers (HE and standard)

Overview

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner is designed to care for your machine by removing soil, mineral, and detergent residue that may accumulate in the washer over time.

The oxygenated formula and specially designed surface-active ingredients dissolve odor-causing deposits, getting at the source of your smelly washer problem instead of just masking it. This powerful cleaner also prevents the build-up of malodor, which can be transferred to your laundry, and leaves behind a fresh scent and a clean washer.

Not for use with clothes. Use regularly to keep your machine clean.

In case of eye contact, rinse with water. If swallowed, give a glassful of water or milk, and call a physician. Keep out of reach of children.

Dosage

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner cleans in 3 ways: 1. Fights odors at the source. 2. Lifts residues from inner washer surfaces. 3. Leaves a fresh scent.

How to Use Tide Washing Machine Cleaner:

  1. Remove clothing or other items before using Tide Washing Machine Cleaner.

  2. For a top-loading washing machine, pour 1 pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner directly into your washer tub.

  3. For a front-loading washing machine, pour 1 pouch of Tide Washing Machine Cleaner into your detergent dispenser drawer.

  4. 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.

   

Overall Review

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Value3.2/5
Quality3.5/5
Pros
Price (7 Reviews)
Satisfaction (3 Reviews)
Smell (6 Reviews)
Cons
Price (2 Reviews)
Satisfaction (6 Reviews)
Smell (4 Reviews)
I used to LOVE this product. What happened?
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Value1/5
Quality2/5

This was my go to washing machine cleaner. No other product on the market could do what the tide product could do. Something has changed in the formulation and I don’t know longer can count on this being a quality product. I’ve run through three cycles using the new formulation and my washing machine still does not smell clean or fresh. Are used to open the packet and smell a strong and pleasant odor that would then be present after the washing machine was cleaned. Now there is no odor when I open the packet and my machine still has hint of mildew smell. Soooo disappointed. I stocked up on this product with 5 boxes and now they seem like a waste. I ended up just running diluted bleach through the machine to get it back to smelling clean.

06/27/2022
The Tide Team
We're very sorry you're not seeing the results you'd like from the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner. It is manufactured by our friends at Nehemiah Manufacturing. You can reach out to them at 800-828-4929. We know they will be happy to help! Thanks for being a Tide Fan.
06/28/2022
Residual suds
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Value3/5
Quality2/5

I purchased this product first time around three years ago... excellent product. It kept my washer smelling good, and no present of suds found. Now, with my recent purchase at Amazon, it seemed like the quality went down. My washer smelled, a lot of residual suds were noticeable and the quality overall was bad. Not sure if Tide changed the ingredients, but the company should go back to its original formula. I'm using the remaining packets I have now, then looking for a new washer cleaner. Hopefully, Tide will go back to its original formula.

06/17/2022
The Tide Team
We're sorry to hear about this. We know how important it is to have a clean washing machine, and we want to get you to the people who can help you best. The Tide Washing Machine Cleaner is licensed to Nehemiah Manufacturing, so we recommend calling their team at 1-800-828-4929.
06/18/2022
Overpowering smell
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

I used this in my front loader today and the smell is unbearable! It’s the middle of winter and we have the window open in the laundry room with a fan hopefully blowing the smell out! Hopefully we can sleeping our room tonight which is next to the laundry room!

01/25/2022
The Tide Team
We're very sorry you're having this experience. The Tide Washing Machine Cleaner is made by our friends at Nehemiah Manufacturing You can email them at info@nehemiahmfg.com or phone them at 1-800-828-4929. We know they will be happy to help you with this.
01/25/2022
Scent
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Value3/5
Quality5/5

I don't like the new and improved smell. With the older version you could smell it through the whole house. I can't smell this at all. This was the main reason I bought this product.

09/16/2021
Used to be a WONDERFUL product
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Value4/5
Quality5/5

I used this at least twice a month. With two football players in the house, I do lots of laundry. Everything was great UNTIL they changed the scent. Now I cannot use it because I am allergic to flowery scents and that’s what they changed it to, It used to be a magnificent clean smell. I am begging Tide to either offer both scents or go back to the old scent. Or like a review said above do a free and clear. However, the original was perfect. Tide, you all have any of the old ones send them my way!! It really is a great product for my poor washer that goes non-stop.

08/21/2021
My Helper
StarStarStarStarStar5/5
Value5/5
Quality5/5

I have used Tide Washing machine cleaner for many years and loved the cleaning abilities. Unfortunately they have taken the fresh s clean scent out of it and I really miss it . It basically deodorizer my whole house with a clean fresh smell. I wish Tide had made an unscented option instead of changing the one that worked so well. Disappointing for me. I will try and find a new product.

07/17/2021
Too much suds!!
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Value2/5
Quality4/5

The old product worked great and smelled very clean. The new product makes so much suds I have to run the rinse cycle twice afterward to get it all out of my machine. Very frustrating.

07/17/2021
The Tide Team
We always want you to get the perfect results, as quality is really important to us, so we're disappointed to hear this! The suds should always rinse out in one cycle, so this isn't what we expect. We'd like to grab some info to share with our team, so we can help you further, if you'll call us at: (800) 879-8433 when you get a chance!
07/19/2021
Too many suds.
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Value2/5
Quality2/5

I would recommend this product ONLY if the instructions stated using half the pouch, OR the pouches were smaller. I had to run four cycles to get rid of all the suds. I like the lack of smell that the old product had

06/24/2021
The Tide Team
We're sorry you're disappointed! We definitely wouldn't expect this to happen. Suds can become trapped in fabric if there is not enough room for them to circulate freely. Please give us a call if you'd like to share more about your experience: (800) 879-8433.
06/26/2021
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05/13/2021
The Tide Team
We appreciate your feedback, and we'll be sure to share it with our team! If you want to chat more about this, you can give us a ring at: (800) 879-8433 anytime!
05/19/2021
Suds
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Value5/5
Quality4/5

Old product worked fine even with what I thought was a pleasant fragrance. The new and improved product has no odor, however it sent my machine into a suds cycle (which takes an additional 2hrs) Contacted lg: told to not use entire pouch

05/05/2021
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

04/09/2021
11 Reviews

FAQ

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.