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Do Washing Machines Live Longer with Calgon?

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I've never really cared for a washing machine enough to drop a dose of Calgon in. Has anybody found that theirs lived longer?

Dennab
24 days ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis24 days ago

Well unless you have a definitive time for it to die it is hard to tell whether it would have lived longer with calgon lol. I give mine a dose of soda crystals every so often and it is probably about 10 plus years old.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana24 days ago

If you are in a hard water area I suppose it could but for those who have relatively soft water maybe the answer is no. Many of the cheaper brands of washing machine are likely to fail with mechanical issues long before calcium builds up I'm sure.

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Ann1984
Ann198424 days ago

If you live in hard water then calgon recommend. I use to give my washer a clean in the night put a dish washer tablet in and put on a hot cycle

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TheChimp
TheChimp24 days ago

I suppose that you have to factor in the cost of Calgon with the amount of times that you use the machine. Then work out how many washes with Calgon it would take to cover the cost of a new machine.

If you think that the machine would fail within that period, it's worth using Calgon. If you don't, it isn't.

(It's early and I think that I've just confused myself 🙃)

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Dennab
Dennab
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24 days ago

TheChimp That was my logic actually!

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loveglitches
loveglitches24 days ago

I use antybacterial Calgon gel , love the smell of it 🙂 , while back it was a glitch on Amazon 6 bottles for £5 , but not sure if I will be buying it full price .

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap24 days ago

I've never used it although we don't live in hard water area. It seems expensive to me

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