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    i .....in my present position..............have to do all the washing....(washing machine).........i bought a whirlpool off gumtree 4 years ago...and we live in a hard area for water.....so the machine has to work hard getting the water up to temperature..as i have dirty jeans and oily rags and stuff to wash regular...............

    for years ive been fooling about with addertives to put in the machine to keep it clean...the pump and the element...its a pain in the rear and expensive...and you have to remember to shop for it...

    well i got fed up...the machine wasnt heating up as quick as it should and the pump was running far too long ...so i thought ..STUFF IT.....

     

    i squeezed half a bottle of Harpic limescale remover in to it...put the machine on the hottest setting...ran it for 1/2 an hour then turned it off....left it for a good hour...then turned it back on to complete the cycle...(i only use pods now..as the powder gums stuff up)

     

    RESULT..........all the black mould has gone from the rubber seal...it heats up quicker and pumps out fast....it is working like new

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    I'm waiting for the washer has flooded the kitchen thread.

    The chemicals will only be the same sort of stuff you been paying over the odds for.

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    Sound advice , in my case you would need to start at the beginning and explain step by step from the time you have inserted the plug in the socket and switched the machine on , that I can manage , from then on I would be in uncharted waters so to speak , at the moment my wife say leave well alone and just stick to taking the dog out:lol:

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    10 minutes ago, vmaxphil said:

    What's a washing machine ?

    Apparently it's a machine that wash clothes , How it work ? god above know's  :hmm: 

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    5 hours ago, ditchman said:

    i .....in my present position..............have to do all the washing....(washing machine).........i bought a whirlpool off gumtree 4 years ago...and we live in a hard area for water.....so the machine has to work hard getting the water up to temperature..as i have dirty jeans and oily rags and stuff to wash regular...............

    for years ive been fooling about with addertives to put in the machine to keep it clean...the pump and the element...its a pain in the rear and expensive...and you have to remember to shop for it...

    well i got fed up...the machine wasnt heating up as quick as it should and the pump was running far too long ...so i thought ..STUFF IT.....

     

    i squeezed half a bottle of Harpic limescale remover in to it...put the machine on the hottest setting...ran it for 1/2 an hour then turned it off....left it for a good hour...then turned it back on to complete the cycle...(i only use pods now..as the powder gums stuff up)

     

    RESULT..........all the black mould has gone from the rubber seal...it heats up quicker and pumps out fast....it is working like new

    Ditchmans "tip of the day"

    hello, thats interesting simon i might try that with my old grungy Indesit, 👍 

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    6 hours ago, ditchman said:

    i .....in my present position..............have to do all the washing....(washing machine).........i bought a whirlpool off gumtree 4 years ago...and we live in a hard area for water.....so the machine has to work hard getting the water up to temperature..as i have dirty jeans and oily rags and stuff to wash regular...............

    for years ive been fooling about with addertives to put in the machine to keep it clean...the pump and the element...its a pain in the rear and expensive...and you have to remember to shop for it...

    well i got fed up...the machine wasnt heating up as quick as it should and the pump was running far too long ...so i thought ..STUFF IT.....

     

    i squeezed half a bottle of Harpic limescale remover in to it...put the machine on the hottest setting...ran it for 1/2 an hour then turned it off....left it for a good hour...then turned it back on to complete the cycle...(i only use pods now..as the powder gums stuff up)

     

    RESULT..........all the black mould has gone from the rubber seal...it heats up quicker and pumps out fast....it is working like new

    Ditchmans "tip of the day"

    But did harpic get the oil out of your jeans? Or are they now pink? 😄

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    7 hours ago, Lord Geordie said:

    But did harpic get the oil out of your jeans? Or are they now pink? 😄

    No thats his pinny😎

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    im really surprised this topic has had 500 views and several replies.............if i went onto "mums net"...i would be taken alive ...slaughtered and boiled and my bones picked clean........

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    52 minutes ago, ditchman said:

    im really surprised this topic has had 500 views and several replies.............if i went onto "mums net"...i would be taken alive ...slaughtered and boiled and my bones picked clean........

    We are all busy dusting and hoovering Simon😁

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    A washing machine repair man told me to use a biological washing power every now and then as it will remove the black stuff round the seal. He also said that a boil wash from time to time keeps the seal in good condition. I feel my wife should be saying this, not me.

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    Soda Crystals in with every few washes and a boil wash once a month should keep all that at bay, or so I've been told..

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    I use pure soap flakes put straight into the drum and white vinegar as fabric conditioner in the drawer for every wash as OH has psoriasis and bio-wash irritates his skin. No black gunge in the soap drawer and no limescale build up.

    I buy the soap flakes 10kg at a time and vinegar in 4 x 5 litre containers at a time, so it works out very economical.

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    11 hours ago, ditchman said:

    im really surprised this topic has had 500 views and several replies.............if i went onto "mums net"...i would be taken alive ...slaughtered and boiled and my bones picked clean........

    And then they would be talking about there penis beakers again!

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