Washing machine not cleaning clothes
there was a great comment on here years ago about a repair guy who came to fix a machine and the lady of the house queried either need for repairing a newish machine or the price of the repair.
answer: “talk to your husband; he’s the one who’s ****ed it”
SO the answer is to stop washing dirty things in it, obviously 😀Posted 4 years ago
Garments came out of our machine this morning with brown marks (drum print), so I ended up washing them all again. This has happened several times now and it’s not pretty on white bedding.
It’s a miele machine and the rubber bit of the drum seems to collect water and grime (guessing from all the mtbing clothes I wash). I clean this out every other wash now.
So later I put on a full cycle without contents on a high temp, also thoroughly cleaned out the powder dispenser.
What’s a girl to do?Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Bleach and a boil wash. You need to kill off the bugs living on the detergent build up.
Not as effective as white wine vinegar which will dissolve the soap scum very quickly. Spray it on the rubber seal, put some in all the drawer containers and throw half a bottle in the drum and put on the longest wash cycle. Washing machine will be like new.Posted 4 years agoslowoldgitSubscriber
Are you in a hard water area bh? Using descaler could help. Plus I was using the recommended quantity* of powder. The machine got gunked up, the repairman told me it worked just as well on less, about half as much. It does too.
*It must be true, it says so right here on the box. The outflow pipe was nearly solid with stuck on powder.Posted 4 years ago
Brilliant advice chaps.
slowoldgit – we’re in a soft water area, so not too bad.
The hot cycle I tried yesterday seems to have helped, so in a few weeks I’m going to plunge in with the white wine vinegar.Posted 4 years ago
Must get those whites whiter than white, otherwise what will the neighbours think?BadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I would jet wash the inside of the machine and the kitchen while you’re at it. Wear a clothes peg on your nose to stop water going up it and make sure the cat is inside a sealed plastic bag to keep it dry or use a tumble drier afterwards. Surely some of your vaunted local independent village shops will sell some sort of traditional washing machine remedy made from ground up roots and nettles? Or you could use washing soda, which works for me. 😉Posted 4 years ago
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