cleaning washer basket

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Old 08-10-12, 11:06 AM
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Question cleaning washer basket

Yesterday I soaked some whites in hot water and Oxi Clean in my Kenmore topload washer for about and hour or so. When I checked on them after the spin cycle I found small globs of crud mixed in with the clothes. I figured out that the crud was from all the small little holes in the drum/basket and that the Oxi Clean must have loosened the crud and cleaned the holes out. Of course it only cleaned the holes up to the water level, which was a small load. Am I looking at any problems if I fill the washer to capacity and let it soak with more Oxi Clean? Would 409 or bleach be a better solution for cleaning it? Thanks.
 
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Old 08-10-12, 11:18 AM
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Never heard of such a thing. If the Oxi Clean did this, I'd stick with it and soak a full water load and see what happens.
 
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Old 08-10-12, 11:20 AM
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Throw some rags or something like an old blanket in as well. I think you seem to get more agitation and cleaning action if there's some material in there.
 
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Old 08-10-12, 11:34 AM
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Vic - I think she's talking about just a soak, not a cycle.

That said, I think Vic's idea is good if I missed the boat here....
 
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Old 08-10-12, 12:06 PM
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Well.....ya gotta get the water out somehow.

I'd let it agitate for at least a few minutes....then let it soak. Or vise versa.
 
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