We recently had to have our Fisher & Paykel washing machine repaired, which wasn’t a cheap exercise, as it was just out of warranty. The repairman said that the problem was caused by a build-up of fabric softener in the machine, and that I should stop using fabric softener of any type. Do any Mums have something else I can use to soften fabrics, that won’t damage the washing machine?


Posted by no1ladydj, 22nd May 2014


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  • I’d try a different washing powder. I don’t use fabric softener and my clothes are not hard or scratchy.


  • just don’t use it and if you have a dryer, put your clothes in for 5 minutes after getting off the line and that will soften them for you


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