This Suds Bucket ISN’T Self-Cleaning? Seriously!? Written by Cara Baker, September 25th, 2019 Yep! Sad to say, our favorite appliance for washing clothing doesn’t clean itself, despite the amount of soap you throw in there. If anything, it can actually be a haven for mold and mildew growth—so if you notice your clothing coming out a little… smelly… it might be time for some washing machine TLC. The good news is that washing your washer isn’t all that washingly-complicated. It mostly amounts to a good wipe-down every now and then, some tubing inspection, and the occasional empty load run-through combined with vinegar. Check out these Washing Machine Maintenance Tips* from AccreditedAppliance.com for an easy list of do’s and don’ts to keep your washer happy and healthy for years to come. *America’s Preferred Home Warranty is not affiliated with and has not collaborated with AccreditedAppliance.com in any capacity.