Washing machine cleaning

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    amanda

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    I have read a lot about cleaning with washing machines with vinegar to clean mould and removing limescale build up, if I put vinegar in the hose from the wall to the washer and reconnect it before doing an empty wash it might help to get right into the unreachable places? Do you think this will cause damage?
     
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    Selfdoz

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    Generally a washing machine clean is the hottest and highest level wash in which you pour your vinegar or product once the tub is full. Then that cleans your machine tub and drain out pipe.
    If your water in pipes need clean, you remove them and clean them in a basin of water and some vinegar. Then you rconnect them, using teflon tape at both ends. When you r and r a washer, always change all 3 hoses.
     
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    Vinegar isn't really strong enough for that job. A safe, solid acid is sulphamic acid used to descale kettles. Just use a bit more for the washing machine and a bit of gentle heat speeds it up. Sulphamic (NOT sulphuric) is the strongest solid acid you can get, but won't touch the metal parts unlike hydrochloric and the likes.
     
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