How Do Washing Machines Clean Clothes

How To : Clean a stain in your washing machine

This video shows how to clean a stained washing machine. Stains are typically caused by brown dirty water in the washing machine. Water is usually brown because it contains high levels of iron. The narrator demonstrates a product called CLR, which can be purchased at Home Depo ...more

How To : Conserve energy when doing laundry

Doing the laundry uses a lot of water and energy. Here’s how to wash your clothes with a clean conscience. This video will show you how to conserve energy when doing laundry. You Will Need * 1 Eco-friendly laundry detergent * 1 A laundry line * 1 An energy-efficient washing ...more

How To : Fix your washer if you don't have enough suds

If you're washing your clothes and feel like there is not enough suds in the machine, adding more detergent won't make a difference. It can acutally hurt your clothes and the machine, making it work harder to clean clothes or clean up a mess. This tutorial will tell you why y ...more

How To : Decide between a top or front load washer

In this video tutorial, viewers learn the differences between a top and front loading washing machine. This video will describe the good and bad factors of each one. The front loading washing machine is energy efficient, uses only 15-18 gallons of water and cleans more efficie ...more

How To : Remove Almost Any Stain Using Alcohol

There are countless methods and cleaners aimed at eliminating stubborn stains from everything to clothing, carpet, and furniture. But completely removing every last trace of a stain doesn't require an arsenal of chemical cleaners and repeated cycles in the washing machine. Mos ...more

How To : Get rid of any bad odor from a washing machine

Originally, washing machines are designed to get rid of any ugly looking stains or smells that occupy clothing. But if you begin to notice a nasty smell coming from your washing machine, then you have a problem on your hands. A nasty odor coming from your machine can lead to ...more

How To : Shop at a thrift store

Go thrifty! Go vintage! Go second hand. With the right approach and an open mind, a trip to your local thrift store can yield some fashionable bargains. Buying used is a smart solution to this economy, and gives you a smart sense of fashion. You Will Need: * A computer with i ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Whiten Clothes Without Using Any Bleach

Whites are the hardest color to keep looking bright and new after just a few months' time. Your sweat and oils quickly become stains, and colors from other clothes will eventually bleed into the fabric, discoloring your bright whites into something merely whitish. But before y ...more

How To : Do laundry in a washing machine

Here's a helpful house and apartment video tip to help you succeed in your home. Watch this tutorial to learn how to wash you clothes in a washing machine. Washing machines certainly take the hard work out of washing your clothes. To make sure they come out the same way they ...more

How To : Do laundry at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to do laundry at home. To start, you will need to set your washer to the right settings. Go with the one that works the best for you and the size/color of laundry you're going to do. Turn off the extra rinse you're doing and turn on the cold rins ...more

How To : Wash your sneakers and tennis shoes

You usually think about washing your clothes, but washing your shoes isn't a thought that usually crosses your mind. Your shoes are going to get dirty and you can clean them. Here's how! Watch and learn with this video tutorial.

How To : Save money on dry cleaning

Usually those "dry clean only" tags mean one thing: dry cleaning bills. Why sacrifice wearing silk, suede, or other fine fabrics when knowing just a few clothes care tips can save you tons of money on dry cleaning. You Will Need: • Neatness • Roomy closet • Garment brush ...more

How To : 12 Household Uses for Borax

Originally discovered in dry lake beds in Tibet, borax is a mineral and a salt of boric acid, and is usually sold in white powder form in drugstores. Like baking soda, borax has many household cleaning uses, and can also be used to get rid of insects and pests from your living ...more

How To : Wash clothes without power or a washing machine

This short video tutorial series on washing clothes without power. In an extended emergency, it might be difficult to wash clothes without electricity or out in nature. All you'll need is a little bit of soap, water, and some buckets. Watch this survival training video and lea ...more

How To : Dye your own clothes

Watch closet expert Barbra Horowitz demonstrate how easy it is to dye your own clothes at home. All you need is salt, powdered dye, and some clothing. You can actually dye clothing in your own washing machine with little to no effort. To clean up, just run an empty wash load w ...more

How To : Prepare for a hurricane or typhoon

This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration date ...more

How To : Keep areas clean for your dog

Your dog travels all around the house all day. Here are five places to remember to keep clean. Watch this how-to video as the Dog Channel offers five places your dog encounters that are important to clean regularly. Remember he always travels to his toys, crate and bed. 1. La ...more

How To : Make a homemade tie dye shirt

In order to make a homemade tie dyed T-shirt, you will need the following: a 100% cotton T-shirt, large freezer bags, trash bags, and Tulip fashion dye. You will need a clean working area. Make sure that you are wearing clothes that you won't mind staining. Cover a surface wi ...more

How To : Wash bras and panties

The most used and most washed articles of clothing are undergarments. Underwear, specifically bras and panties, are in desperate need of attention after each and every use. They're not like a pair of jeans, wearing them twice in a row is not a good idea, nor clean. Shabby’s no ...more

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Clean a microwave using only cheap, green products

The instructor shows us how to clean a microwave using green products in this video. First, take a microwave safe dish and pour some white vinegar into it. You will want to cover about 1 inch of the dish. Once in the microwave, turn on for around 2 minutes and remove the dish. ...more

How To : Remove chewing gum off your clothing

Removing chewing gum from clothes can be quick and easy. Watch this HomeServe video tutorial for simple ways of getting chewing gum off clothing using a freezer, washing machine or kitchen knife.

How To : Say the names of antiques in French

Watch to learn how to say the names of the types of things you find in an antique store or at a flea market in French. un album de photo - photo album un appareil-photo - camera une armoire - suit of armor une balance - balance une boîte metallique - metal box une brosse - bru ...more

How To : Change a baby's diaper the right way

This video shows you the proper way to change a baby's diaper. First you will want to gather all of the supplies you will need before you begin. You will need a diaper, some baby wipes and some ointment. Next remove the babies clothes, raise their legs and place the clean diap ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common washing machine problems

So your washing machine is on the blink? Dirty clothes piling up? You're embarrassed of your smalls and can't face the launderette? Watch this video tutorial to save your blushes and get your machine up and running again in no time... First things first always always always u ...more

How To : Polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol. In this polishing tip we polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol Metal Polish. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices. Materials: Aut ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more

How To : Become a Great Thrift Store Shopper

Shopping at a thrift store can be a fun adventure, a daunting task, a way to save money, or a combination of any or all of those. There's no question that buying secondhand is almost always cheaper and buying at a thrift store undoubtedly so. But it can also be a lot of work. ...more

How To : Clean your clothes dryer & make it hot again

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a dryer machine produce heat to dry clothes. Sometimes the dryer machine doesn't produce enough heat to dry clothes. To begin, users should clean the filter if it's full of dust. Check the discharge tube and make sure it is cle ...more

How To : Make acid wash jeans

Purchase the necessary equipment for this project. Pumice stones can be purchased at any beauty supply store. Chlorine can be purchased from any household supply store. Sodium bisulfite can usually be found at hobby stores. Obtaining the industrial washing machines for persona ...more

How To : Replace the controls to a Hotpoint washing machine

One of the most damaged parts of a washing machine can be the controls. This is an important part of the machine as it helps determine how much water is needed in the machine and how the clothes should be washed. This tutorial is going to show you how easy it can be to replace ...more

How To : Save money by making your own laundry detergent

Brew laundry detergent that cleans your clothes for just three cents a load -- a fraction of what it costs with store-bought detergent. You will need: Water A bar of soap A cup of washing soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate A half a cup of Borax A box of baking soda Four ...more

How To : Use your washing machine

To use your washing machine you will need washing powder and fabric softener. Load the washing into the machine making sure you've separated whites from colors. Choose a low heat for delicates and a high heat for badly stained clothes. Use your washing machine. Click through t ...more

How To : Check a washing machine pump for blockages

Ultimate Handyman demonstrates how to check a washing machine pump for blockages. First, disconnect the washing machine from the electricity source and remove the pump. The water sucks through the inlet and is pumped out of the outlet. Check to make sure that the pump doesn't ...more

How To : Wash cloth diapers

Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers. It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it! Keeping your baby’s diap ...more

How To : Get rid of chiggers

With summer just around the corner and the family spending more time outside insects such as chiggers can become an annoying hindrance to outdoor activities. Luckily, there are ways to deal with the little buggers with a little effort and some key items. Follow these tips to ...more

How To : Fix your washer's clogged dispenser

Despite all the great things a washer can do, it's still only machine and can be prone to problems that may need it to be fixed. One issue that can occur is a dispensar that is clogged, leaking, or not dispensing. A dispenser is an important part of your machine and makes it e ...more

How To : Get rid of any odors coming from your washer

If you've bee washing your clothes and have noticed a faint odor coming from inside of your washer, you may have a problem. Overloading a washer can produce an odor that is warning you to stop adding clothes to an already tired machine. By continually overloading your washer, ...more

How To : Clean a Flag

We hang flags to proclaim our patriotic spirit. This is especially true for retired veterans or those who have loved ones serving in the military. Others hang flags representing the seasons, important events, favorite teams or just a cute and whimsical design as decoration. An ...more

How To : Get the mildew smell out of towels with vinegar

Towels get wet more regularly than any other type of cotton clothing, and mildew can easily get all over them and make them stink. Watch this video to learn how some vinegar and your washing machine can get that smell out of your towels.

News : Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

If you've ever had even the slightest encounter with bed bugs, you know they are the most feared, nastiest vermin in New York City, as well as other closely populated spaces (re: college dorms). The latest nasty bit of news on the topic concerns clothing retailer Hollister- th ...more

How To : Fix your front load washer if it stops mid-cycle

If you're washing clothes and your front load washer stops mid-cycle, you may have a problem. A washer that stop mid-cycle can be a sign that something has happened to the electricity or your machine. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out some ways to help take care of your ...more

How To : Make odor vanish using your front load washer

If you're noticing a faint or strong odor coming from your clothes or inside of the washer, you got a stinky problem that needs to be resolved. Having an odor in your front load washer can be a sign that you're using the wrong detergent, haven't cleaned your machine, or someth ...more

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