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Old 28-08-2008, 21:29
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The clothes are coming out with slimy disgusting grey/brownish streaks on them. Checked the filter and it's clear. Can't find a washing machine cleaner in Asda, Tesco etc but have a Finish dishwasher cleaner. Can I use that in the washer? Used bleach before and had so many bubbles that I flooded the kitchen. All came out of the door. The wife wasn't too happy.
Any advice welcome. Thanks.
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Old 28-08-2008, 21:41
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Do a long wash with just bleach in it and then, do another long wash with nothing in

dont put any clothes init


Edite dont put tons of bleach
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Old 28-08-2008, 21:45
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Maybe I got a bit carried away with the Domestos last time!!
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Old 28-08-2008, 21:54
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You can get washing machine cleaner sachets - they're made by Oust (who also do descaling stuff) and I got some in our local Wilkinson's.
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Old 28-08-2008, 22:07
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Is the rubber inside the door ok ? or maybe you are putting to many clothes in and the rubber is making the marks?
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Old 28-08-2008, 22:25
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I was advised to, every so often, throw an old towel in my washing machine and put it on a long boil wash. Helps clean out all the gunk that accumulates from the conditioner and powder, I've also heard washing liquid is worse than powder for clogging the tubes.
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Old 28-08-2008, 22:31
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We've always used liquid.
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Old 28-08-2008, 22:50
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Lakeland sell this stuff that comes in a box with two tubes (don't know the name though) - it looks like an old-style product on the box, if that helps. It seems to work really well. The smudging may have to do with your water.
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Old 30-08-2008, 17:29
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To answer the opriginal quetion - yes, you can use Finish Dishwasher in a washing machine - in fact, it's an excellent idea as so many parts are common! I've tried it in ours and it cleaned out all the sludge in the waste pipe.
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Old 30-08-2008, 17:46
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Get ready for the ewwwwww bit.....

Body fats do not break down at 40 degrees which is what we are advised to use (if not lower), so what you are seeing is a mixture of that and residue from the washing liquid. As cremola foam says ^^^ put the machine on a long, hot wash once a month. I put my tea towels in to get them and the machine clean at the same time.
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Old 30-08-2008, 18:04
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I put my machine on a 95 degree wash with some bicarbonate of soda in it yesterday as it was getting a bit smelly and its fine now. As the above poster pointed out,being environmentally friendly and washing at lower temperatures is not so good for the machine and as well as allowing residue to clog it up also promotes mould growth.
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Old 30-08-2008, 18:12
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Every couple of weeks I do a quick wash with bog standard cheap as chips soda crystals. Does the job a treat. Every now and then I might use a spot of bleach but I make sure I do another run after that with nothing in it.

I think the dishwasher tabs sound fine if you have them in anyway. I'd use them.

I think the very hot wash is a good idea. I'll do that in future.
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Old 30-08-2008, 19:30
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To answer the opriginal quetion - yes, you can use Finish Dishwasher in a washing machine - in fact, it's an excellent idea as so many parts are common! I've tried it in ours and it cleaned out all the sludge in the waste pipe.
Is that just a tablet or is it the actual dishwasher cleaner that comes in a wee bottle with a sort of wax cap? And where do you put it, in the drawer or the drum?
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Old 30-08-2008, 22:46
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I'm going to do this tonight - put in an old towel on a 90c wash to clean the machine out. What is best to put in, if anything? Ariel, bicarb of soda, bleach? In the drawer or the drum?
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Old 30-08-2008, 23:11
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Old 30-08-2008, 23:25
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To answer the opriginal quetion - yes, you can use Finish Dishwasher in a washing machine - in fact, it's an excellent idea as so many parts are common! I've tried it in ours and it cleaned out all the sludge in the waste pipe.


Thanks. I'll try it then.
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