Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment.
I turned my old shiny brass chandelier into a shabby chic light for my porch. My hubby fixed it so that it actually works with a cord so it's portable. You can find lots of shiny brass chandeliers at Good Will and Habitat for Humanity's Restore shops.