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How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« on: February 10, 2016, 10:23:43 PM »
Right, I'm happy with the method I use, but I'm always open to trying new things... Plus I get curious that somebody might have a better way than me lol!

How do you lot clean your washing machines?

Every 2 weeks (Or sometimes every 4 weeks) I pour some liquid descaler into the drum...No specific amount, just 1-2 seconds of pouring... And then do a 95 Degree cycle. This works very well because when I go back and look, the water is usually very milky and has bits floating in it etc so I know it gets all the fat and left over soap and what ever else out  :thumbsup:

I have a thing on the water pipe that is "Suppose" to stop lime scale, but I still like to think using the descaler also helps get rid of any that might slip the net lol.

So, what methods do you use?  :smokin: 
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 10:32:18 PM »
I just do a boil wash

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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 10:33:57 PM »
Ours gets pounded with at least 2 60 degree fast washes a day.  Every so often,  when she goes out Ill load it up with hoses,  filters and my working onnthe car clothes if they need doing,  put just powder in and set it off on a 90 degree 3 hour cycle.  The crap it spits out is hilarious! It blocked the trap under the sink once...

Amy bought a bottle of machine cleaner once and we tried it,  dont think it did alot though...
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 10:38:50 PM »
dishwasher tabs on a boil wash do a good job.

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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 11:14:19 PM »
Every now and again I add some washing machine cleaner stuff and do the needful.

If it happens to come up on offer at one of our suppliers it goes on with the order. It comes under the heading of tax deductible things you get the VAT back on when bought from a trade supplier.

Naturally, we only buy such stuff from trade suppliers for the washing machine in the shop.  :whist11:

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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 11:29:59 PM »
Naturally, the same as all the paper and ink cartridges for Mrs Madrat  :whist11:

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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 11:44:57 PM »
I doubt we clean ours! lol, as long as it cleans the clothes good :)

We had a Bosch Classix 1400 express and I never seen it being run without any clothes in to clean it, lasted about 9 years with no problems (except one when the spin cycle stopped working)

We have an IndeSHIT now, I hate it's looks and our older Bosch model had touch buttons more fancy anyways. (Off topic sorry). So when we got it brand new in November 2015, we had to use the first cycle empty because it says we have to, I think it's to wash away the oil in the parts?

I think our's could have lasted longer if we maintained it, but it never smelled or anything, maybe it does get cleaned behind my back though lol
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 11:47:05 PM »
I just remembered a TV show called "How clean is your house?" By Kim Burntwood & Aggie McKenzie- Kim told this guy with a filthy washing machine to pour a bit of vinegar into the washing machine drum and it probably would descale it?
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 11:56:54 PM »
Well, it appears only I am making such efforts to make sure my Washing Machine is clean inside lol... I paid not far off a grand for it so apart from anything else I want to look after it. But I also like to think that if it's clean inside it will clean my clothes better too!

I also do the same Descaler treatment in the Dishwasher too as it doesn't only descale, it loosens up loads of other dirt! I watched the drain outside as the Dishwasher was emptying last time and if you didn't know the water was coming from a Dishwasher you'd have thought it was from the toilet. I get a great feeling from knowing things that clean things, are clean themselves lol.

Also, that descaler is great for cleaning the Toilet out, empty the tank, pour in a load of it, and add boiling water.... My Toilet flushes like a Tsunami now ;) 
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 12:00:45 AM »
I de scaled our toilet when we moved in,  your right,  it makes a mahoosive difference!
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 12:03:04 AM »

I also do the same Descaler treatment in the Dishwasher too as it doesn't only descale, it loosens up loads of other dirt! I watched the drain outside as the Dishwasher was emptying last time and if you didn't know the water was coming from a Dishwasher you'd have thought it was from the toilet. I get a great feeling from knowing things that clean things, are clean themselves lol.


We never had a dishwasher before, but we will have another house extension in the summer for the kitchen, so new appliances including a dishwasher! Would love to play with one and see what it's like. I find it a bit gross though that people put other things like car parts and hair brushes in dishwashers? I mean, because dishes go in there :o
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 12:03:42 AM »
How do you descale a toilet? Do you just drop a tablet thing in the tank?
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 12:05:30 AM »
Ive done tjat,  emptied loads into the cistern,  wait half an hour then flush.  Ours also scales up in the bottom of the pan,  which the catches all the skidders.  Descaler,  kettle of hot water and half an hour sorts that too!
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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 12:08:44 AM »
White vinegar is a great decaler

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Re: How Do You Clean Your Washing Machine?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 12:10:52 AM »
q sell some great stuff,  need to stock up on it with my next order.  we ran out,  and I wasnt spending 7 on delivery just for it,  so Amy got some oust liquid from chavsda,  its pants in comparison
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