My top-load washer is about 11 years old. And it was getting kind of gross. In full disclosure I’d never given it a good scrub-down. But it was time. So I went to the place that has answers for everything….Pinterest, of course. I was led to THIS post by Jill on how to clean your top-load washer. And I followed it. Step-by-step. It took about 4 hours considering the two wash cycles. And now? It’s so shiny you need sunglasses. I was nervous about all of the bleach, etc. so I did two loads of towels and a load of whites before throwing in my colors. Everything was fine.