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Can White Vinegar Be Used in an HE Washer?

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By Giovanna

My Laundry Question

Is it OK to use white vinegar instead of commercial softeners in a HE washing machine?

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I have used white vinegar in my top load machine with no problems but now I'm afraid to ruing my brand new Samsung front load machine. On the other hand, vinegar might take care of the smelly problem common with HE machines.

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  • I have used vinegar only once in my new machine ... no damage as far as I can tell.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Absolutely safe! In fact, it is better for your washer because it leaves no residue that can trap bacteria and cause odor. Learn more uses for distilled white vinegar in laundry.

Good luck!

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