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Whirlpool Corp. Develops High-Efficiency Washer Cleaner
Sep 27, 2007
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In an effort to combat odor-causing residue in high-efficiency (HE) washing machines, Whirlpool Corp. announced a new washer cleaner - Affresh tablets. Until now, some HE washing machine owners have attempted to clean mold and mildew stains with everything from bleach to vinegar with limited results.

Due to the efficient design of HE machines, mold and mildew stains have a higher potential for build-up in HE machines. Previously, no cleaning product provided a complete solution to effectively combat this problem. Affresh tablets, specifically designed for these washing machines, help remove and prevent odor-causing residue build-up in all brands. The oxygenated bubbling action of Affreshwasher cleaner penetrates and dissolves unseen odor- causing residue, providing a more effective cleaning option than bleach alone.

All brands of HE washing machines have the potential for mold and mildew stains if not properly cleaned on a regular basis. To ensure maximum performance, appliance manufacturers recommend a monthly maintenance and cleaning routine. Many cleaning products currently on the market with ingredients such as bleach adequately maintain the washer, but results may vary and are not always consistent.

If used once a month, Affresh washer cleaner prevents odor-causing residues from accumulating. Heavily soiled washers may require repeated treatments to remove traces of odor and residue. In this case, Whirlpool recommends running three successive washer cleaning cycles with an Affresh tablet in each. The washer cleaner can be purchased at www.affresh.com now and at national retailers this fall with an MSRP of US$6.99 for a package of three tablets.

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