BENTON HARBOR, Mich., In an effort to combat odor-causing residue in high-efficiency (HE) washing machines, Whirlpool announces an innovative 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. Due to the design of HE machines, mold and mildew stains have a higher potential for build-up. 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 penetrates and dissolves unseen odor-causing residue, providing a more effective cleaning option than bleach alone.