Do you clean your washing machine? If so, how?

Haley • The Great State of Kansas

Our washer is starting to have a mildew smell. Our clothes don’t end up smelling that way, but the washer itself does. I leave the lid open when I’m not using it. I’ve heard people just do a cycle with no clothes. Just detergent. I’m not sure that will do much. I cleaned the rubber pieces and it’s not that.