Removing lime scale from a front loader zanussi,whirlpool,hotpoint,bosh washing machine
Un plug your washing machine before any maintenance is carried out.
Check the filter for daubery and other articles’
remember to put a towel or something under the filter as water will spill onto the floor
Reinstall the filter and Close the machine door
Using a kettle Pour two lots of hot water into the draw of the machine.
Add four to six cups of white vinegar in to the draw.
Add additional hot water bringing the water to bottom of the rubber of the door.
Leave standing for 8 hours or over night.
Put the machine to drain position and switch on.
After the machine has darned clean out the filter again.
Put the machine onto a empty service boil wash
When the wash is finished recheck the filter
In heavy limed conditions we would repeat twice a year.
Turn off your appliance Before doing any maintenance, turn it off and unplug it before starting.
people wash their clothes at 40 degrees or less. This is a great way to save money on energy bills and is better to the environment, but there is a down side.
Washing at these temperatures will not completely rid your washing machine of mould and bacteria that high temperatures would. You need to run a service wash to deal with this problem.
A service wash means spinning the machine without any clothes in at a high temperature. Ideally done once a month,
Clean the seal, drawer, and filter. Mould and bacteria can build fester in the rubber seal around the door. After washing have a look at the seal to see if it needs a scrub - doing this regularly can help prevent the build-up of mould and bacteria. If mould is untreated , it may sink into the porous rubber of the seal and be impossible to remove. If this happens, you may need to replace the door seal.
Mould and bacteria also have a tendency to build up in the detergent drawer and filter.
Leave the door and drawer open Leaving the machine's door open after washing allows air to circulate in the drum and helps prevent the growth of mould and bacteria. You should also leave your machine's detergent drawer open for the same reason.
Check the stand pipe If bad smells continue, you may have a partial blockage in the standpipe. If you suspect this is the case, use a drain unblocker to try and clear the pipe.