Mouldy washing machine

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  1. missVN

    missVN Well-Known Member

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    We've been given a washing machine, it's only 4 years old and works great but it's mouldy :sick:
    I've taken the powder drawer out and given it a good scrub but I'm struggling to get where the drawer sits clean and also all inside the door seal is slimy :sick:
    Any tips for getting it clean? Is there anything else I can put in a wash? Was thinking about running it on the hottest cycle and then seeing if it's easier to get clean :shrug:
     
  2. tallybee

    tallybee DS '04, DD '06, DD '15

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    I would scrub all the bits that can be reached, then put it on a hot cycle with bleach (no clothes :lol:) Other than that I don't know sorry...
     
  3. Cinnamon Girl

    Cinnamon Girl Well-Known Member

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    throw a dish washing tab in the washer and let it do a cycle cleans the system and prolongs the life of the machine
    leave the door open at night to let the machine dry
     
  4. Tilliepink

    Tilliepink Mamma of 2

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    If it's a front loader this is a common problem with them, you need to make sure the doors of it stay open at all time, they also sell specific cleaner for these to do a monthly clean up on it. Not sure what it's called tho.
     
  5. AshleighR

    AshleighR Well-Known Member

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    I think Tide sells a specific cleaner just for cleaning the washing machine. Ours is only about 6 months old and everyonce in awhile I'll find a little mold on the seal and I'll just clean it off before it gets too bad.
     
  6. mummytobe

    mummytobe 2 little girls

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    That happened to mine ! i cleaned the slimy bit with vinegar, and put on a couple of empty cycles using washing powder. I searched online and it said to only use powder, not the liquid and to occasionally run a hot cycle. Not been a problem since
     
  7. maryp0ppins

    maryp0ppins Well-Known Member

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    Wash it on a hot cycle with a washing tablet in it. You need to run a warmer/hot wash about once a month (60 degrees, I wash my bed clothes at this temp always) and always keep the door open when the machine is not being used so the inside can dry out
     
  8. missVN

    missVN Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, been out today and bought rubber gloves, a toothbrush and a bleach cleaner spray. Going to attack it after I've had tea!
    ive read online that its advised to run a hot wash with bio powder once a month and to leave the door and drawer open as much as possible.
     
  9. bicarb of soda is good to put in with the hot wash :)
     
  10. kandbumpx

    kandbumpx Well-Known Member

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    I leave my door open all the time and it still gone mouldy :sick: and its only 10 months old!
     

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