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Hi I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the best cleaner, to deep clean, inside a washing machine . I've been putting to much soap in, and it's got lots of soap scum in it . Many thanks 😊

sarah4701
a month ago
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Ann1984
Ann1984a month ago

Dishwasher tablet in drum and put on a empty wash

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sarah4701
sarah4701
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a month ago

Ann1984 thank you , I would have never even thought of that thank you so much. 😊

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago
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sarah4701
sarah4701
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a month ago

gerrykelly25 oh wow that's very helpful thank you .

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

We occasionally buy the Dettol Washing Machine cleaner , just a bottle of liquid you add to an empty Hot Wash cycle . Machine looks and smells fresh after, but as to whether it's the best , how do you tell?

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

Mango4 thank you. Much appreciated . I suppose they all work in different ways, for different problems .

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snoogans888
snoogans888a month ago

Soda crystals are really cheap. I use them in every wash and use less detergent too

https://www.dri-pak.co.uk/how-to-clean-your-washing-machine/

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

Thank you, I've never heard of soda crystals. Ill have a look thank you so much for the link 😊

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snoogans888
snoogans888a month ago

sarah4701 you’re welcome. They’re really cheap too and they have so many uses.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka month ago

snoogans888 I use them occasionally on a hot cycle without any washing in. I also put them in the sink and pour hot water on.

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

I read somewhere to add vinegar in the drum, no need for a boil wash. The vinegar acts to clear the scum and cleans the pipes. In future don’t use fabric conditioner instead replace it with a couple of teaspoons of distilled white vinegar.

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

Pjran is that normal distilled white vinegar? , oh wow it cleans the pipes too . Thank you . Many thanks

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa month ago

My washing machine has its own drum clean cycle which I use now and again

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

tara73ziva oh wow really I'll have to look at the instructions to see if we have one 😊 thank you

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didbygraham
didbygrahama month ago

we used Vamoosh 6-in-one which we got from Amazon as it had good reviews and was good at dissolving hair. Not sure if its better than others but it certainly did the trick for us. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08XQQ55CT/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

Thank you. I didn't realize their where so many products out their . I'm going to give them all a try over time and see which one works for us . Thanks so much 😊

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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

White vinegar put ¾ cup in the dispenser and then put the machine on the hottest setting , empty. It disinfect machine.

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

Thank you. Much appreciated 😊.

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lilminxymoo
lilminxymooa month ago

1/2 bag of soda crystals in the drum and white vinegar in the powder or softener bit of the drawer and whack it on as hot as it'll go.

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neo1
neo1a month ago

I do the same but only about a cup (mug) full of soda crystals and 3/4 of white vinegar, seems to do the trick ok 👍

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lilminxymoo
lilminxymooa month ago

neo1 🙂 I was following Dri-paks advice to use half a bag, maybe they recommend that quantity so I have to buy it more often 😆

https://www.dri-pak.co.uk/how-to-clean-your-washing-machine/

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

lilminxymoo thank you . Definitely gonna give it a go, lots of people on this discussion have suggested white vinegar and soda crystals.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

On the first of every month I spray the inside of the machine with white vinegar and I add a cup full of calgon anti bacterial gel into the detergent tray.

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FG280
FG280a month ago

Another vote here for soda crystals in the drum and white vinegar in the drawer. I am also trying to get into the habit of giving the inside of drawer a quick wipe every couple of washes, really helps reduce scum building up.

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AlisonBayne
AlisonBaynea month ago

Yes, I really need to get into better maintenance habits with my white goods, will try to do this too, instead of leaving it and tackling it when it's got grim. 🤭

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FG280
FG280a month ago

I also switched to liquid soap instead of powder and noticed a huge difference in the scum build up too! I think the powder is deceiving and I was putting far to much in!

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sarah4701
sarah4701
Original Poster
a month ago

FG280 thank you. I switched to liquid a while ago. But as we've been using reusable nappies , I've been putting more liquid in to clean. So got build up . Don't put so much in now. Thanks so much for your comment . I really appreciate it.

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Uniqueone
Uniqueonea month ago

my washing machine has an Eco drum clean setting so every month I put it on that and add some washing machine cleaner and that seems to clean it very well.

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suga0147
suga0147a month ago

I don't know look on YouTube

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