Side by Side Comparison of: Frigidaire vs Affresh
Kenmore LAUNDRY CENTER Washer Motor Belt 131234000 - Frigidaire
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Five Star Reviews:
This is the best washer cleaning pods I have ever used
July 1, 2017
This is the best washer cleaning pods I have ever used. But make sure you wipe it a bit after washing the washer. Because there are white powders sticks around .
June 11, 2017
These are great. Killed the mildew smells immediately. Have to mess with your washer settings a bit on a front load so it doesn't get hung up on an agitator before dissolving. Other than that easy to use good product.
Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we ...
April 19, 2017
Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it.I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer)The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain - the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycle #2 and #3. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle #1.Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched.
January 9, 2017
When I bought my high efficiency washer eight years ago, I did a lot of research and found a lot of complaints that they would have an awful smell coming from them. Either the sales lady or somewhere online I read to keep the door and detergent drawer open after use so they can dry out. Also to use this stuff. I have always done that and have never had a problem with any funny smells. Keep the doors open after you wash!!! And use these.
My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine
November 14, 2016
I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone.
This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great.
October 26, 2016
Our new LG washer gets a stinky smell every so often so I bought these tabs. I put one in a month on the clean tub setting and it eliminates the odor.I just made a T-chart with a permanent marker on the box for the months and add an X when I put the tab in for the month. This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great.
Four Star Reviews:
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But I feel like it works
September 15, 2017
Its my first time using this product. But I feel like it works. I dont close my doors of my washer ever because I dont want it to smell and have mildew regardless....but this left a really nice fresh scent and a great amount of suds and cleaning that I felt were very effective.
I hate that my old front load washer & now my ...
April 3, 2017
I hate that my old front load washer & now my new one both have this seal smell issue but it is the nature of the beast so these are the best & frankly the only thing that keeps the smell away & keeps it from getting on towels as it did in the old washer. I use it monthly as directions indicate & since I ran out for two months this winter I followed instructions for more pesky odors & it worked. I suggest all who own front load washers but this bu the 6 or 12 pack! All other home remedy's of all sorts did little to nothing; other store bought front load cleaners also did little to nothing while this actually works!
Much Cleaner But Not Clean (yet)...
March 7, 2017
Followed instructions and used my washer's cleaning cycle with Affresh. Removed 75% residue. Have not had time to run again yet (cleaning cycle takes hours). Will update if the rest is removed with additional cleaning.I am a one person household and have not cleaned my top load in a year? The last 2/3 times were with bleach (mostly ineffective). Washer is 2 years old.
January 8, 2017
Our washing machine gets an odd smell if we forget to leave the lid up after washing. Decided to give this a try and it seemed to take away most of the smell. I was hoping it would leave a fresh smell, but I guess a neutral smell is better than an off smell. We'll see what happens as I use it again.
I would buy again.
November 3, 2016
I didn't think it did such a great job, did it remove the odors yes but not all of them. I gave it 4 stars because although I wasn't in love this item I still thought it still did a good job since it's better than Clorox.
Great deal for 6 tablets (Nov 2014), and seems to keep things clean
November 13, 2014
Seems to do a pretty good job of keeping my front loader free of the nasty smells that people complain about. But I think the most important thing to do is leave the door a little open when the machine is not in use so it dries out. Also, the newer machines (like mine) all have drainage built into the system, which the older machines didn't have. Even so, I use Affresh and will continue to do so... I had to do some service on my machine and it was spic and span inside. The 6 tablet box in this listing cost me about $12, compared to $10 for 3 tablets... awesome deal.
Three Star Reviews:
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I have a front loading machine and the appliance repair guy recommended this product
August 17, 2017
It didn't work as well as I had hoped it would. I have a front loading machine and the appliance repair guy recommended this product. He said it will clean everywhere water touches, but it didn't clean the seal area where water touches. I ran my machine on the special "Clean Washer" setting too. I will try vinegar next time.
You might need to clean you top load wash by hand
January 19, 2017
It's works kinda. I used a couple of packs and the smell was still a little there. I went ahead and took apart my washer and there's it a lot of mold build up up where the solution wouldn't reach. So I had to scrub the basin by hand and that took care of my smell problem.
Eh, it is what it is with this product
October 20, 2016
Not sure how I feel about this product yet, I have used them for three months now and they seem to be working but if you haven't used them in over six months they want you to run 3 or 4 cycles to clean your front loader. There are 6 in the box. So you basically use them all the first time if you never knew you had to clean your washer. The price should be lower but I guess I get why they have it at the price its sold. They do have to make money. But the main problem I have is why so many washes, why not improve the product to get a thorough cleaning the first or second time.
Helps Laundry Room Funk IF You Clean Your Agitator Too!
January 27, 2016
It helped, but you know what helped even more?! Google a video on how to remove your washer's agitator and scrape and scrub off all the built-up soap scum and gunk. Then your laundry room will stop smelling slightly of an open raw sewage line! ;-) This odor started happening when we moved to a home with septic and could not use bleach anymore in the laundry (were told it would kill the good stuff in the septic and mess things up). It was months before we started smelling it, but it was always there. It has nothing to do with backed up drain lines or plumbing issues. Just because your washer washes things doesn't mean that it gets cleaned by doing that. Now I plan to remove the agitator to clean twice a year and will run an affresh tab in it at that time.
It recommended 6 month supply so I ordered 6
November 16, 2015
The order recommendation was confusing. It recommended 6 month supply so I ordered 6. Well, you only need to use it once a month and there are six in the package. Now I have several years worth! I bought a used front load washer and dryer set as I was in a pinch. The washer smelled like dog and mildew. I put one of these in the washer as recommended and it did OK. I still had to scrub all around the door seal. I wasn't super impressed, but I will use up what I have.
July 16, 2015
I've been using this product to clean my HE top-load washing machine for years. This machine, an LG, has a setting to clean the washer. My old Whirlpool top load I cleaned using hot water on the normal cycle with these tablets. The product works to clean and freshen up the washer. I made this purchase as it was less expensive to buy a larger quantity (6 tabs/box), that is not available at other retailers where I live. Home Depot and Wal-Mart are usually out and don't replenish their stock. Why only 3 stars? The product I received was a year past the expiration date on the package and the coupons on the inside had even expired. I have had to clean the machine more often than monthly, despite washing less. Maybe they should be used before the expiration date?
Two Star Reviews:
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October 2, 2017
Who knows if this is doing any good but I'll run one load monthly just as a possible preventative. My major complaint is that it says the two sodium ingredients are VERY caustic so I'm a but concerned of what residue might end up on my clothes. Checking out the two chemicals in the product showed following information so be very careful using this product. "Both sodium carbonate and sodium percarbonate are poisons. Medline Plus explains that the symptoms of sodium carbonate poisoning include breathing problems, throat swelling, collapse, diarrhea, eye irritation and redness.The amount of sodium percarbonate in household products usually does not cause problems. However, exposure to the pure chemical can cause burns, skin irritation, eye irritations and even blindness. Inhalation can cause throat irritation and coughing."
I used it as directed but it did not work ...
September 10, 2017
I used it as directed but it did not work for my washer. I'm not sure if I have a problem with the washer - but it should've taken away the smell. It removed a little of the smell, but not much. I definitely won't buy again.
Decent but not exactly what I needed for washer
September 16, 2016
I had originally bought this for my friends washer because we had to use it for a little bit when I was broke down and I was waiting for the part to repair. And they have a front loader. And she was always asking me to keep the door open because it was getting a very dank musty smell. So I looked up online what can help with that and this is one of the things that came up. Reading all the reviews I thought this would be the perfect thing to get. But first things first if you do have a front load washer you need to go around that rubber ring and make sure that there's not an answer to it where water can just sit there like it did in hers and pool and sit there and just get stagnant from never being cleaned out. The Moldy smell was just out of control. So when I got this I took one right down through it in and run the washer through its paces on the cleaning setting it recommends. But when I came back down to open it up and check on it thinking it would smell lemony fresh. Although that was a hint of lemon and horrible moldy smell. That's when I decided to look around the rubber ring and see what was going on. And like I said it turned out that was a big pool of water under the ring. And I had to mop it up with paper towels. And then from it sitting there for so long there was a big black stain of mold on the rubber. So what I did was fill up that area with CLR. And let it sit overnight with the door open. Then the next day I came down mopped it up but the black stuff was still there. So this time I take the cover off the CLR and then poured it in there. And proceeded to use a scrub brush to really get down in there. Rinsed it out and dried it up. And then walked around the whole rubber ring. Then the machine tells you to pour chlorine bleach into the chlorine bleach holder. And set the washer to it's cleaning cycle but instead I poured CLR and there and the detergent one as well and then said it to clean and put a new tablet in. And the next time I came down it did smell clean. But with all the praise these things were getting I was just sending that all I would have to do is pop it in and clean their washer. Because I wanted to do something nice for them for letting us use it. And in the end I think it was the fact that I cleaned it out with the CLR and everything else but not really the tablet. But a lot of people seem to think that work and the price isn't bad so it's worth a shot.
Didn't work at all.
August 23, 2016
I bought this because we have a front-load LG washer that sometimes accumulates a gross smell, despite constantly airing it out, etc.I put one of these in and it didn't work at all, instead it just left a weird chemical smell. The tablet did not dissolve all the way so once the cycle was done I had to take it out.I just ended up running a cycle with bleach and that helped more. I wouldn't really recommend this product, at least not for my type of washer.
I've had just as good luck using baking soda + Vinegar
June 14, 2016
I feel this was too expensive for the product, it does okay, just wish it really made a difference, I've had just as good luck using baking soda + Vinegar. Plus you have to dig each tablet out of a single package within the larger box. This is wasteful and not environmentally conscious packaging.
Grocery ingredients work better and cost less.
January 2, 2016
I read both the five-star reviews and those that thought bleach or baking soda and vinegar worked as well or better. Prior to finding this product my monthly regimen was to run a complete hot cycle with bleach (poured into bleach dispenser) followed by a complete hot cycle with baking soda (poured into detergent compartment) and vinegar (poured into drum) - a combination I found via Pinterest. Even though these tablets seemed pricey and other reviewers found regular grocery ingredients worked better, the positive reviews were encouraging that with just a toss of an already formulated tablet, cleaning the washing machine would be inconvenient no more. I tried the product twice and was not impressed with the results either time. I agree with other reviewers that prefer to use bleach or baking soda with vinegar.
One Star Reviews:
Purchased this product as advertised for the washer I have ...
August 14, 2017
Purchased this product as advertised for the washer I have. Had the repair person come to replace belt and its the incorrect belt. Contacted seller and he will not accept return. Reliable is unreliable and will not accept the return even though it was incorrectly advertised. Reliable, totally unreliable!
October 25, 2017
makes my washer smell like butt. Literally. Ugh it's awful
Left a really chemical foul odor in my washing machine
September 10, 2017
Left a really chemical foul odor in my washing machine. Even after many washes. Ended up using a DIY home remedy to get rid of the mildew smell in my washing machine.
Not working at all
June 22, 2017
Did 3 times in a row as recommended. Washer still smells. This product doesn't work at all, also noticed on the bottom of the carton, it says 2015, maybe the stuff had an expiration date? But I got it from Amazon subscription a couple of months ago.
June 4, 2017
The smell gets worse after you start using this :( going back to baking soda and vinager
I used 1 tablet. The smell is way too ...
April 21, 2017
I used 1 tablet. The smell is way too strong. I put the empty package in the trush, and the kitchen smelled, I had to take it out. My machine still has the moldy smell thou.
Well I did and at first it smelt great but after the washer was done my washer stunk ...
September 25, 2016
So I'm not impressed. Instructions say to drop one pod in wash empty and run for a full cycle. Well I did and at first it smelt great but after the washer was done my washer stunk again like old water. I'm not sure putting more then one pod in would make a difference. I will say they do smell really good and clean it was nice walking in to my laundry room with that scent. I don't think I got a bad batch if I didn't you would think they wouldn't smell at all. I'm giving this item a 1 star because I'm just not happy with the outcome. Great smell though.
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Designed to penetrate, dissolve and remove odor-causing residue that can occur in all washing machines
Specially formulated tablet dissolves slowly, lasting throughout the entire wash cycle and breaking up residue better than bleach
Safe to use with Front Load Washing Machines and Top Load Washing Machines - High Efficiency (HE) and Conventional Washers
Use once a month to keep your machine fresher and cleaner
Septic tank safe