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Just looking for some tips on cleaning the washing machine?


Posted by jmkzat, 18th November 2013


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  • I do bicarb and vinegar once a month on the hottest cycle. Before I do this I first clean the rubber by the door and behind the rubber, as it can gather a build up of dirt !


  • Hot cycle with bleach or vinegar


  • When people have been sick I have sprayed the washing machine out with Glen 20.


  • I recently bought a sanitizer that you put in and run a cycle in your washing machine and it cleans it out for you. Next to stain removers.


  • bicarb, vinegar and the hottest longest cycle with an old towel in.. works a treat


  • i will try vinegar next time. i always just turn the temp up


  • I use vinegar for mine


  • make sure you clean the filters out and be fussy about your detergent


  • Just wanted to say a thanks to everyone who answered this as i was wondering the same thing myself!


  • Use a cup of vinegar on a hot cycle and that should do the trick. You can also add some Eucalyptus or peppermint oil to get rid of the smell. And I was told by a washing machine repairman that if you want to extend the life of your washing machine, NEVER EVER EVER use fabric softener in it, as it causes all sorts of damage and build-up in the machine. A tablespoon of white vinegar in the final rinse will make the clothes soft & you won’t smell the vinegar in the fabrics when they dry.


  • 1 litre of vinegar in a hot wash cycle!


  • there are some good comments here


  • Some good advice there below.


  • 9 times out of ren vinegar and or bi carb cleans everything


  • I agree with the vinegar idea. maybe even run with some disinfectant and eucalyptus oil in it. eucalyptus is great for cleaning and freshening.


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